Cop This: New York Police Parking Sign, ca. 1940s

Police collectibles from the ’30s and ’40s are just cool. This era managed to produce a range of badges, leather belts, hats and night-sticks that are easily found today and are reasonably priced for the collector.

This brings us to the question of who would have had the coconuts back then to dare park in front of this “NO PARKING” sign unless you were in fact one of New York City’s finest?

The solid wood frame lends a considerable amount of weight to this piece. The hand-painted steel sign shows some wear and pitting but the overall integrity of the item remains.

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