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Two large enameled steel street signs available #334645
Tue Jun 19 2012 10:51 AM
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Please refer to the attached image.

Two very large (5'x22') enameled steel circa 1950 street signs available. Stood near Lake Merritt in Oakland, California from 1950 until last year when they were removed for lake & road improvements. There are no plans to re-use them, so they will be trashed in no one is interested in them. Nominal expeditor's fee will apply.

12th St signs-2.jpg
Enameled steel street signs

Re: Two large enameled steel street signs available [Re: Sign of the times] #334649
Tue Jun 19 2012 11:07 AM
Tue Jun 19 2012 11:07 AM
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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...those are great - I'm sure someone would want them...


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Re: Two large enameled steel street signs available [Re: gulfiend!] #334674
Tue Jun 19 2012 01:30 PM
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Where's the California people!!??!?!?

Re: Two large enameled steel street signs available [Re: TheRoyalCrown] #334682
Tue Jun 19 2012 02:13 PM
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San Jose, CA
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PM sent.

Re: Two large enameled steel street signs available [Re: Ron Cabanayan] #334877
Wed Jun 20 2012 04:28 AM
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Pretty cool, I would like one, if it weren't four days driving time away


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And I collect big old porcelain neon signs
Re: Two large enameled steel street signs available [Re: porcelain-neon] #334891
Wed Jun 20 2012 06:01 AM
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San Diego, CA
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those were the last two black porcelain guide signs in the state. it's sad they had to get taken down, but I hope someone can grab them before they are scrapped!

these signs are huge (about 20 feet by 6 feet each is my guess), so alas I do not have the means to grab them, but hopefully someone does.


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Re: Two large enameled steel street signs available [Re: agentsteel53] #334905
Wed Jun 20 2012 06:39 AM
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smyrna, de USA
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Im thinking the scrap value is more than the collectible value on these?? Sad but probally true.


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Re: Two large enameled steel street signs available [Re: THERMOMAN] #334931
Wed Jun 20 2012 08:29 AM
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San Jose, CA
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I'm interested. "Sign of the Times", I sent you a PM. Click on the flashing envelope near the top of the screen under "My Stuff".

Re: Two large enameled steel street signs available [Re: Ron Cabanayan] #344460
Sat Jul 28 2012 11:38 AM
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On July 27th, collector Ron Cabanayan from San Jose drove up to Oakland and removed the signs, which saved them from the dump. The mindless Oakland DPW refused to allow any local press notification because they didn't want to be accused of giving away important examples of Oakland's automobile and road related past. They actually preferred that the signs be destroyed if they were going to end up looking bad.

Many thanks to Ron. The irony is that the signs may ultimately be publicly displayed in San Jose.

Re: Two large enameled steel street signs available [Re: Sign of the times] #344538
Sat Jul 28 2012 06:27 PM
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Lynn, NC USA
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Way to go Ron!!! Always nice seeing history preserved smile


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Re: Two large enameled steel street signs available [Re: grabber] #344602
Sat Jul 28 2012 11:39 PM
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Good job, Ron!


Still looking for that Union 76 ball
And I collect big old porcelain neon signs

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