My Sign Collection

It took me a while to realize that collecting signs is almost as fun as collecting signals.  My favorite signs to collect are old highway shields, guidepost signs, place markers, and so forth, especially from New Jersey and New York City. I also like regulation signs like STOP or KEEP RIGHT that are antiquated or in some way unusual or particular to the area.  I have (so far) resisted the urge to go down the “get signs from all 50 states” rabbit hole. I have also been taking it slow and focusing on quality over quantity.

The images below will link you either to more info about the sign, or to the full-size image.

New Jersey Signs










1970s Clifton sign that was posted close to my boyhood house – a gift from Ed Tapanes


1940s-60s Blue Star Route bus line sign (14″) – not a street sign, these were affixed to the sides of Somerset Bus Co. buses

New York Signs


Repros / Unknown Location Signs

Slow – Children at Play  
This is either a repro, or one of a bunch of NOS signs that surfaced in recent years.

Repro 12 x 18 MOVE ON GREEN ONLY sign made by Signs by Jake. I’m not sure how widely used these signs were. I have only seen them in a couple photographs, like this one, in Hudson County New Jersey.