Old street signs
Re: Old street signs
Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: August 15, 2011 02:56PM

Wadya takin over my job Hal? :D

That Clart St sign is total BS. There was a buy it now on that sign a few weeks ago for $400.00, which even that was insane nonsense.

Re: Old street signs
Posted by: ChicagoHal (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: August 16, 2011 12:05PM

The pay stinks though.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/22/2015 07:36PM by ChicagoHal.

Re: Old street signs
Posted by: ChicagoHal (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: August 16, 2011 12:10PM

unintentional double post, sorry.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/16/2011 12:19PM by ChicagoHal.

Re: Old street signs
Posted by: ChicagoHal (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: August 16, 2011 12:18PM

Some more fake green Chicago street signs on ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/CHICAGO-STREET-SIGN-PULASKI-SUPERIOR-YATES-STEWART-ETC-/110727401241?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19c7de0f19

My guess is that they are from the suburbs or somewhere else for streets with the same names as some in Chicago. For those that have moved and don't remember, Chicago mounts its standard signs from the side (not the bottom), has square corners (not rounded corners), and the signs are slightly thicker along the top and the bottom edges for added strenght. (The old yellow ones do not have the thicker portion along the top or bottom, but instead have a 90 degree bend at the top and bottom edges (each going in the opposite direction). I mentioned it to him and am curious if he will alter his listing. I am almost tempted to buy and then file a not as described complaint after receiving them.

Also that idiot with the Machesney (Machesny?) sign still has it listed as a Chicago street sign even though he was told a couple of times that it is not even a street in Chicago. He also calls it Porcelain, but I'm guessing it is not that either as it looks fairly modern plus it has paint scraped off on one side that doesn't look like chipping you see on porcelain.

Re: Old street signs
Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: August 16, 2011 10:35PM

Somebody posted some signs for sale on craigslist and stole the write up I did in this thread about the history of the yellow signs in Chicago.


Re: Old street signs
Posted by: ChicagoHal (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: August 17, 2011 06:09PM

I seem to be having difficulty and almost tripple posted this time.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/17/2011 06:45PM by ChicagoHal.

Re: Old street signs
Posted by: ChicagoHal (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: August 17, 2011 06:43PM

The person who posted them was a very nice young lady who mentioned she found some great information on the internet about them and seemed thankful for it. At first she thought I might have provided it, but I confessed that I had not and that it was you.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/22/2015 07:39PM by ChicagoHal.

Re: Old street signs
Posted by: logansquare60647 (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: August 18, 2011 06:21AM

I remember going to the Fluky's on Western, and they had an old yellow "central park" sign, which I thought was the coolest thing since that's where I lived. Except I lived on N Central Pk, and the sign was S Central Pk, but still, I thought it was the coolest thing ever as a kid, seeing our street sign there.

Re: Old street signs
Posted by: Mornac (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: August 18, 2011 11:07AM

Fluky’s also had a yellow “Maxwell St” sign. I always assumed that’s where they got their start. In any case, ya have to wonder what the value of a sign like that might be today. Aside from its history, Maxwell is a notoriously short street with maybe eight intersections, hence eight signs at best.

Re: Old street signs
Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: August 26, 2011 06:13PM

Recent Chicago Street Sign Sales

W. School St.- $181.49


W. Nelson St.- $99.00


N. Natoma Av.- $102.50


S. Eggleston Av.- $102.50


W. Wellington Av.- $100.99


W. Webster Av.- $99.99


Re: Old street signs
Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: September 21, 2011 06:56PM

Sold Street Sign Update

S. Damen Av.- $167.30


S. Avers Av.- $151.50


S. Harlem Av.- $91.00


S. Oak Park Av.- $129.16


Re: Old street signs
Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: November 05, 2011 01:17AM

A few sold sign updates.

N. Lavergne Av. -$51.00


S. Michigan Av. -$260.00


E. Erie St. -$265.00


Re: Old street signs
Posted by: ChicagoHal (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: November 21, 2011 03:35PM

Anybody know why many of the signs downtown say 2001 and have some sort or red, white & blue logo on them?

Re: Old street signs
Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: November 24, 2011 01:07AM

I found this very cool photo on e-bay. These old Chicago street signs were for sale at Salvage 1 when they were on 15th & Peoria in 1985.

Re: Old street signs
Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: December 14, 2011 10:28PM

Sold Sign Update

W. 94th St.- $100.99


N. Kimball Av.- $206.50


N. Keeler Av.- $153.68


N. Hamlin Av.- $175.00


N. Long Av.- $98.89


N. Knox Av.- $74.99


Re: Old street signs
Posted by: trainfan1970s (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: December 30, 2011 01:32AM

if it matters to the op, there is an antique store in braidwood illinois that is right beside interstate 55 at reed rd and it is a red building with a bunch of old gas station signs on the outside. Anyway they have 43rd and talman yellow signs. The people who owned it were from brighton park and were from shields and kelly hs. hopefully they have those signs still!

Re: Old street signs
Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: December 30, 2011 02:10PM

Looks like they still got the signs!

(see top of the image)

trainfan, thanks for the heads up about this store. I just spent about an hour looking through all of their inventory. I will have to check this place out in person!


Re: Old street signs
Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: February 13, 2012 11:57PM

A couple of sold street sign updates.

W. Rosemont Av. -$237.85


N. Kirkwood Av.- $212.50


I also relocated my Berwyn street sign in another room among some other signs I have.

Re: Old street signs
Posted by: ChicagoHal (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: February 25, 2012 12:51PM

The answer to my question about the year 2001 on many of the downtown signs can be found in another thread here. http://forgottenchicago.com/forum/1/6954/why_do_many_downtown_street_signs_have_the_year_2001_on_them_and_a_logo

To answer the original poster's question, another place you can purchase such used signs is through chicagostreetsigns.com

Re: Old street signs
Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 06, 2012 02:00PM

A few more sold street signs.

S. Winchester Av.- $143.59


W. Sunnyside Av.- $256.09


W. Van Buren St.- $258.11


Here are a few street signs that I came across in my travels. I ended up selling them to who I found out is the King of Vintage Chicago Street Signs.

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