After years of keeping my eyes peeled for a New Jersey “greenie“, an opportunity to buy this US Route 46 shield with its matching Junction [JCT] banner came up in early 2020. As of this writing, I have only seen two other green NJ shields ever offered for sale. A shout-out goes to Jake Bear for working out an agreeable trade/purchase deal with me.
US Route 46 spans northern New Jersey from the Delaware River eastward to the Hudson River at the George Washington Bridge. Besides having value for the period it comes from, this shield has extra sentimental value for me, as Route 46 passes through the middle of my old hometown of Clifton. I have many good memories associated with Route 46, and I drove on it my very first time behind the wheel.