Essays, U.S. Highways

Highway Signs Added to Faded Highways on eBay Today

I’ve added a couple of vintage U.S. Highway signs from my own collection to Faded Highways on eBay today. I’m not sure how old they are. Both signs are scratched, beaten up and bruised but this just means they hold a lot of character, right? Both are authentic and were actually used on the highways.

If only these old signs could talk, I’d be all ears…

Click on the image to be taken to the eBay listing for this authentic Highway 51 road sign.

U.S. 51 was one of the original 1926 U.S. Highways and ran from Hurley, Wisconsin south through Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana. At one point it was over 1300 miles long. I’m not sure which of the states this sign was used in. It’s all metal and measures 36” x 36”.

Click on the image to be taken to the eBay listing for this authentic Highway 99E road sign.

This one was used along the highway in Oregon. Highway 99E was the part of U.S. Highway 99 that ran from Portland to Junction City, Oregon. U.S. 99 was an original 1926 U.S. Highway, and traveled over 1500 miles from Washington State south through Oregon and California. It was decommissioned in 1972. This sign measures 30” wide x 42.5” tall and is in used vintage condition.

There’s a lot more pictures at the eBay listings! These auctions end Sunday, November 26, 2017.