My favorite signs to collect are old route shields, guide signs, markers, and so forth from in and around New Jersey. I’m not as interested in regulation signs like STOP or KEEP RIGHT, unless there’s something really unique going on with it, and I have so far resisted the urge to go down the “get signs from all 50 states” rabbit hole.
Although I do not have a large collection, I am fortunate to have a decent variety of vintage New Jersey sign types, including cast aluminum and iron, embossed porcelain, and cut out sheet metal. I have at least one shield each from New Jersey’s US, State, and County highway systems.
Click on any sign below to find out more about it.
Steel New York State Route 439 Shield