King’s Highway 38 was a road in eastern Ontario. At its greatest extent, it stretched from downtown Kingston north through Frontenac County, ending at Highway 7 north of Sharbot Lake. While many users of the road still call it Highway 38, it is actually maintained by the city of Kingston and the townships the road passes through, not the province. The King’s Highway 38 designation was stricken from the rolls on January 1, 1998 as part of Premier Mike Harris’s “Common Sense Revolution” intended to reduce the size of Ontario’s government.
Our King’s Highway 38 sign is a precise replica of those that were used from 1934, when the road was first signed as a King’s Highway, until the mid-1950s, when a new, reflective design was put into service. We’ve made every detail accurate to the specification of 1933: the fonts used only on Ontario road signs, the King’s crown, and the sizes and placement of each element. Even an experienced collector will agree it’s just like the real thing! Signs of any sort from Highway 38 are rare, owing to its deletion in 1998. Those of this style are particularly so. You would have to spend a fair amount of time and money to track one down on the collector’s market. Avoid the hassle with one of our replicas, at just a fraction of the price of an original.
Our King’s Highway 38 sign is flat printed on heavy 14-gauge steel. It features a glossy, non-reflective coating much like what you would see on old porcelain signs from the early days of the automobile. That coating means you can install it outdoors, too—they’ll be able to withstand a harsh Canadian winter! We’ve even included convenient mounting holes to make installation easy, indoors or outdoors. We offer this sign in a number of sizes to meet your unique display needs:
- 9 in. × 14¼ in.
- 12 in. × 19 in.
- 18 in. × 28½ in.
- 24 in. × 38 in.
We can customize this sign in any way you like, too! You can have us make it in any size, and with any route number you might want! And if there’s any other road sign you might want, from Ontario or elsewhere, we can make that too! Placing a custom order is easy—just contact Jake to get started.