The Ed Tapanes Collection

Ed Tapanes is one of the people I’ve had the great pleasure to get to know over my years of collecting. Ed has quite a fascinating collection of historic street furniture and related items from New Jersey and beyond. His collection is worthy of its own page here on Garden State Signals. I will be adding content as I receive it from Ed, so stay tuned…

Guidepost Signs


Regulation and Safety Signs

Ed has some really wonderful regulation signs. The cast One Hour Parking sign is from Atlantic City. The cast round STOP is Jersey-specific, and looks similar to one Ben Kranefeld photographed in a someone’s front yard.


Reflector Panels


Safety Patrol Stuff


Highway Shields


Mass Transit (NJ)


Other NJ Signs


GS Parkway & NJ Turnpike Items / Memorabilia


New York Signs