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Old 04-17-2011, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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Friend found an old US 276 S Carolina highway sign in the shield formation. Anyone have any ideas or know of any websites that have the history of old road signs that I can look it up for him to see how old it may be?

Thanks!
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:27 AM
 
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Got a picture to possibly help. Found a similar sign from another state which was thought to be from the 1930's.
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:39 PM
 
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There is a place off of Roper Mtn road near Bucky's BBQ(?) that has a lot of old vintage signs displayed outdoors along with a giraffe, zebra and other various odd things. I bet they could help.

That's an interesting find....very cool.
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Old 04-17-2011, 09:58 PM
 
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There is a place off of Roper Mtn road near Bucky's BBQ(?) that has a lot of old vintage signs displayed outdoors along with a giraffe, zebra and other various odd things. I bet they could help.

That's an interesting find....very cool.
Thanks for the info. We have a coupon for that place so will definitely look and ask when we go.

I found a website that mentions vintage highway signs and contacted the site owner, hoping he could provide some info. If I find anything, I"ll post it just in case anyone's interested in knowing.

Yes, it is interesting, and he was very excited to find it, bullet holes and all!
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:57 AM
 
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Got an email back from the guy who owns the site that has vintage highway and road signs:

Eldemila,

This sign looks like it is from the 1930's, possibly the 1932 original signing. There were alterations in 1939, possibly this was taken down as late as that.

CooL!
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Old 04-19-2011, 10:00 AM
 
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Just in case anyone may be interested, the guy with the sign info added:

The enameling I think I see in the picture is one big key. The letters
are also fairly blockish. Add in the configuration and you have an older
sign. The placement of mounting holes indicates a post mounting.
In the early 1940's, not as many markers were placed. In the late
1940's, a stamped product akin to modern license plates became available.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:43 PM
 
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Cool. Is it worth anything?
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:50 PM
 
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Cool. Is it worth anything?
Really don't know. In my search I found signs from other states similar in age, though in better condition, which sold for $600-800

Guess it's supply, demand and interest that sets the price on things like that.
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