EV Grieve has noted an eBay listing of interest to New York City public transportation geeks — there’s an authentic 51″ x 31″, 26-pound New York City subway sign, from outside Union Square, available for a mere $12,500. The seller writes that the sign was by the stairs to the entrance and is “from the personal collection of a New York City attorney.” (How and when the attorney acquired the subway sign, and why he or she gave it up, we don’t know.)
“There are a few small graffiti markings on there which adds to its class,” says the seller, and that is true — you can see one on the upper right corner of the sign. But…would you pay $12,500 for a subway sign, even one in really good condition? If so, snap up this one soon, before the MTA gets wind of it! It will look fabulous in your giant apartment.