Ill throw my two cents in here I guess. It seems to me that there is a growing group of collectors that prefer signs with patina ,and wear. Some seem to go with the" more damage , the better" thought pattern. seems mostly like guys who decorate their garage and man caves with their collection. I have to admit that I like the aged look, when its set up properly, myself. For sure a different school of collectors than most guys that have been collecting specific items to build and improve their collections for years.
I guess its supply and demand, as well.Prices seem to be going crazy around here lately
After saying all that , I wouldnt be surprised to see that sign sell rather quickly around here for a few hundred.