How To Know If Your Collectible Sign Is Embossed

Embossed metal signs are referring to the metal used being stamped or rolled in order to provide raised detail portions. Most embossed signs were either coated with enamel or paint. The raised portions usually consisted of stenciled letters and numbers but also may have included a raised edge to give the illusion of a frame. Usually in the case of street signs the base color was lighter and the raised portions were dark or black to make them stand out and easier to read from afar.

Example of an embossed sign:
Note the raised letters. This is embossed


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