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Old street signs
Posted by: psyk41 (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: August 11, 2008 01:11PM

Where can I purchase old street signs like Richmond ,, Albany, 43rd, Archer Ave, Western Brighten Park Kelly high school

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Re: Old street signs
Posted by: jsk1983 (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: August 12, 2008 12:42PM

I know the tourist office at the water tower has old Chicago signs for sale, although from what I recall they were mostly CTA signs. Finding those specific signs is probably like looking for a needle in a haystack.

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Re: Old street signs
Posted by: chuck (---.176.244.66.biz.sta.networkgci.net)
Date: August 12, 2008 03:46PM

There is always eBay!!!
How much are you willing to spend?
http://cgi.ebay.com/AUTHENTIC-CHICAGO-STREET-ROAD-SIGNS-STATE-MADISON_W0QQitemZ220264971744QQcmdZViewItem?_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116
As JSK said, probably hard to find specific streets.

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Re: Old street signs
Posted by: psyk41 (---.proxy.aol.com)
Date: August 13, 2008 01:03AM

Do you have their web site or phone no

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Posted by: jsk1983 (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: August 13, 2008 01:46AM

No, feel free to google it though.
This is what I found: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/webportal/[email protected]@@@[email protected]@@@&BV_EngineID=cccdadeeligfgfecefecelldffhdfho.0&contentOID=536893165&contenTypeName=COC_EDITORIAL&topChannelName=SubAgency&blockName=Tourism%2FVisitor+Services%2FI+Want+To&context=dept&channelId=0&programId=0&entityName=Tourism&deptMainCategoryOID=-536884399

no contact info though. You may want to contact the streets department directly, perhaps that would provide some leads. Again, I wouldn't get my hopes up.

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Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: April 14, 2009 03:00AM

In the 1970s the City of Chicago had an ad in one of the large papers advertising the yellow signs that were removed for sale. A lady that I am friends with in my neighborhood called the number and they sent her a post card that she had to fill out with the ones that she wanted. The called her a few weeks later and told her to pick them up somewhere in the city. She got the signs for the street where she grew up at 28th & Kenneth in Little Village. The weird thing is she wanted the 30th and not the 28th sign because she grew up at the south end of the 2800 block. There was no 2900 block in that neighborhood so the sign she always saw was the one for 30th & Kenneth. They still hang in her Berwyn back yard today.

I also know another woman that has the yellow sign for Berwyn Ave. in Chicago hanging in her Berwyn back yard. I have been trying to buy it off of her. I am getting close to her caving in! :)

Oh, also when I was a kid my next door neighbor in North Berwyn had a Taylor Street sign (they were Itallians from the old neighborhood), unfortunately he has since passed away and the sign is long gone.

In my collection I have a 31st St. sign from the early 1900s from Cicero IL that was dug up in the back yard of a guy that I know who lives right off of 31st & Cicero Ave. He found it while metal detecting! How cool is that!



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Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: December 23, 2009 10:43PM

There have been some old yellow Chicago street signs that have sold on e-bay within the last month.

North Meade Ave. for $118.48

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120498178282&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

North Moody Ave. for $128.50

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120498181709&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

How about a pair. State & Madison for $460.55!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220523478765&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: February 19, 2010 12:39AM

Another one for sale on e-bay. E. 74th St. over 2 days left to bid and up to $76.00.

[url=http://cgi.ebay.com/City-of-Chicago-Porcelain-Street-Sign_W0QQitemZ280463666765QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item414cefee4d]E. 74th St.[/url]

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Re: Old street signs
Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 04, 2010 03:14AM

My friend Doris has these in her Berwyn backyard.



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Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 09, 2010 05:37PM

Here is an old yellow Chicago Street sign update.

N. Seeley Ave.- $181.50

http://cgi.ebay.com/ORIGINAL-2-SIDED-PORCELAIN-CHICAGO-STREET-SIGN-CLEAN-NR_W0QQitemZ260574401037QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3cab71d20d

S. State St.- $244.50

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120551982897&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

N. Wilmot Ave.- $146.50

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250602989275&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

N. State St & W. Madison Ave. Amazing condition, never hung signs. I spoke to the seller and he said that they came from the estate of an old Chicago cop. Auction ends in a couple of days.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390179823494&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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Re: Old street signs
Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 09, 2010 05:41PM

By the way, the E. 74th St. sign I linked above ended up selling for $168.48

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Posted by: jsk1983 (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: April 11, 2010 02:51AM

I saw one today at an estate in Oak Park. S Bonfield. The thing is I could tell it was painted over a sign for W 8_ Ave. Not sure if it was authentic or not. I left it there.

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Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 12, 2010 01:24AM

The above auction for the signs of N. State St & W. Madison Ave. ended at $380.00.

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Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 18, 2010 08:16PM

There is one on Craigslist. W. Dickens Ave.-$195.00

[url=http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/atq/1696311262.html]Street Sign[/url]

Also another one on e-bay, N. Sayre Av.

[url=http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260585764513&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT]N. Sayre Av.[/url]

Another e-bay listing. This one is for a more modern green sign of W. Wilson Av.

[url=http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=360253027494&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT]W. Wilson Av.[/url]



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Re: Old street signs
Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 22, 2010 12:21AM

N. Sayre Av. ended up selling for $147.05

W. Wilson Av. ended up selling for $41.00

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Re: Old street signs
Posted by: tomcat630 (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: April 22, 2010 12:36AM

I live in Elmhurst on York at Wrightwood Ave. Some streets near me are continuations from city grid. I want a Wrightwood sign.:)

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Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 10, 2010 02:13PM

N. Seminary Ave. sold for $180.00

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330429841034&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 19, 2010 06:16PM

There is a N. Springfield Ave. sign with e-bay buy it now price of $165.00

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Chicago-Porcelain-Street-Sign-n-Springfield-Av-/160436415942?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item255ac16dc6

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Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 20, 2010 02:51AM

Wow, did somebody here buy the Springfield Ave sign? It was on for a few days but after I linked it here it was sold right away.

Well in case that one interested you, there is another from the same seller also with a 165.00 e-bay buy it now. W. Dickens Ave.

[b]**UPDATE** AS SOON AS I LINKED THIS ONE ON THIS SITE, IT WAS ALSO SNATCHED UP IN MINUTES![/b]

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Chicago-Porcelain-Street-Sign-w-DICKENS-av-/160436414760?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item255ac16928

This is a busy week for signs on e-bay. There are four other auctions currently running on e-bay right now.

S. Wells Ave, W. 30th St., S. Fielding Ave., & N. Panama Ave.

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=chicago+street+sign&_sacat=0&LH_Auction=1&_odkw=chicago+rp&_osacat=0&bkBtn=&_trksid=p3286.m270.l1313



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/31/2010 03:20AM by Berwyn Frank.

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Posted by: Berwyn Frank (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 31, 2010 03:17AM

Busy week for signs on e-bay. Here are some of the highlights.

N. Ravenswood Av. & W. Foster Av.- $150.00

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220609263454&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

W. Argyle St.- $70.00

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220609260990&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

W. Winona St.- NO SALE

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220609258672&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

W. Berwyn Av.- $78.55 [b]**THIS ONE IS IN ROUTE TO BERWYN TO DECORATE MY KITCHEN!**[/b]

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220609259861&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

N. Panama Av.- $72.89

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370383238701&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

W. 30th St.- $103.02

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350355445040&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

S. Fielding Av.- $51.00

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350355439801&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

S. Wells St.- $177.50

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350355436153&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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