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10,500 Pounds of Chicago Street Signs, Cheap!

Got a bunch of room? Have a need for aluminum rectangles? The City of Chicago is auctioning off street, bus, and tow zone signs in mass. One really, really big mass.

Via Coudal, you can get more Chicago street and bus signs than you would ever need, unless maybe you were starting an extremely intense theme restaurant, or attempting widespread detournement.

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I would totally buy this (currently: $100, reserve not met) if it wasn’t all sold as one lot. Actually, I would still totally buy this, but I lack the apartment space, truck, or friends to move and store 10,500 pounds of street signs. I’m not sure what I would do with it, mind you, but I’m thinking extremely elaborate, neighbor-alienating roofing or aluminum siding. As it is, my desire for an Ashland street sign will have to wait until I can figure out something like Groupon for auctions of random public junk.

And come to think of it, this ain’t a bad price for a 1979 Bombardier snow plow. It starts on a jump! Be the hero of your block! And if you drive it to work during a blizzard, you can write it off on your taxes!*

* Not intended to be tax or driving advice.

 

Photographs: City of Chicago

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