Street sign autographed by Mayor Ford fetches $3,210

The city made more than $35,000 auctioning off decommissioned street signs. (QMI AGENCY PHOTO)

The city made more than $35,000 auctioning off decommissioned street signs. (QMI AGENCY PHOTO)

Don Peat, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:42 AM ET

TORONTO -- A Yonge St. sign autographed by Mayor Rob Ford sold for $3,210.

The street monicker was the top seller in the first batch of decommissioned signs auctioned off by the city, according to City of Toronto information obtained by QMI Agency.

A total of $35,450 was raised from the auction of the first 101 signs from the hundreds of decommissioned signs the city has in inventory.

The starting bid for all the signs was $30 but only 12 of them went for less than $100.

Late last year, city council voted to sell off old street signs. The signs have been going up for auction for 60 days through Platinum Liquidations since April.

A Queen St. E. sign -- also autographed by Ford -- was the second-best seller, earning $885, while a Bay St. sign with Ford's signature went for $805.

The 16 signs with Ford's signature all sold for hundreds of dollars each.

But don't expect to see anymore signs inked by Ford going up for sale.

Council voted 36-5 in May to ban Ford from signing city signs before they hit the auction block.


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