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Java Edition Infdev
20100607Signs have an extra, unobtainable item form corresponding to its block ID. It can be obtained via inventory editors with numeric item ID 63.
When placed, no text input will appear, and the sign always faces south.
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.1Wall signs have an extra, unobtainable item form corresponding to its block ID. It can be obtained via inventory editors with numeric item ID 68.
When placed, an invalid data value of the wall sign block, likely but not confirmed to be 0, which has a full block hitbox but faces south, is created.
Java Edition Beta
1.6Test Build 3Sign items can be obtained from the newly added debug chests, mainly from the 5th slot of the 3rd chest from the left, and the 16th slot of the 6th chest from the left.
Wall sign items can be obtained from the newly added debug chests, mainly from the 10th slot of the 3rd chest from the left, and the 21st slot of the 6th chest from the left.
1.8Pre-release 2 ;)Added pick block functionality. This will change the currently selected slot to any containing one of the otherwise-unobtainable sign items, but will not allow it to be obtained if not already in the hotbar.
releaseDebug chests no longer spawn, preventing sign and wall sign items from being obtained this way.
Java Edition
1.2.5prePick Block now returns the actually obtainable sign item.
1.3.112w15aBoth sign items can now be obtained via Pick Block in creative.
12w16aPick Block once again returns the actually obtainable sign item.
Sign and wall sign items can now be obtained in singleplayer worlds via the /give command using the respective numeric IDs.
1.7.213w37aThe direct item forms of signs and wall signs have been removed from the game. They can no longer exist as items in any way, only as placed blocks.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.5.0Standing signs exist as an item and can be obtained through inventory editors.
The standing sign item, when placed, will always place the sign facing south, regardless of the player's facing direction.[1]
?Wall signs exist as an item.
Unknown
?When placed, wall signs would place a wall sign block which was visually attached east and had a full block hitbox.[2]
Bedrock Edition
?Birch, spruce, jungle, acacia and dark oak wall signs exist as an item.
Legacy Console Edition
?Oak wall signs exist as an item.[3]

Appearances[]

Oak Sign[]
Java Edition Infdev
20100607Grass Block (top texture) JE2.png The oak sign item uses this texture in inventories, when held in first person view or as a dropped item.
20100608Oak Planks (texture) JE3 BE1.png The oak sign item now uses this texture in inventories, when held in first person view or as a dropped item.
This is likely due to a fix for the particles used for the sign, to make them use wood particles rather than grass as it did previously.
Java Edition Alpha
?The oak sign item uses the aforementioned texture when held in third person.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5Oak Planks (texture) JE4 BE2.png The oak sign item now uses this texture in inventories, when held in first or third person view or as a dropped item.
This is due to the oak planks texture changing in this version.
1.4.212w34aThe oak sign item now uses the aforementioned texture when in an item frame.
Pocket Edition Alpha
v0.5.0Oak Planks (texture) JE4 BE2.png The oak sign item uses this texture.
Oak Wall Sign[]
Java Edition Alpha
v1.0.1Oak Planks (texture) JE3 BE1.png The oak wall sign item uses this texture in inventories, when held in first person view or as a dropped item.
?The oak wall sign item uses the aforementioned texture when held in third person.
Java Edition
1.0.0Beta 1.9 Prerelease 5Oak Planks (texture) JE4 BE2.png The oak wall sign item now uses this texture in inventories, when held in first or third person view or as a dropped item.
This is due to the oak planks texture changing in this version.
1.4.212w34aThe oak wall sign item now uses the aforementioned texture when in an item frame.
Bedrock Edition
?Oak Planks (texture) JE4 BE2.png Oak wall signs use this texture.[4]
Legacy Console Edition
?Oak Planks (texture) JE4 BE2.png Oak wall signs use this texture.[3]
Birch Wall Sign[]
Bedrock Edition
?Birch Planks (texture) JE3 BE2.png Birch wall signs use this texture.
Spruce Wall Sign[]
Bedrock Edition
?Spruce Planks (texture) JE4 BE2.png Spruce wall signs use this texture.
Jungle Wall Sign[]
Bedrock Edition
?Jungle Planks (texture) JE3 BE2.png Jungle wall signs use this texture.
Acacia Wall Sign[]
Bedrock Edition
?Acacia Planks (texture) JE3 BE2.png Acacia wall signs use this texture.
Dark Oak Wall Sign[]
Bedrock Edition
?Dark Oak Planks (texture) JE3 BE2.png Dark oak wall signs use this texture.

Names[]

Oak Sign[]
Java Edition

Item names did not exist prior to Beta 1.0.

  • Beta 1.0 - 13w36b: Sign
Bedrock Edition
  •  ? - ?: Sign[5]
Oak Wall Sign[]
Java Edition

Item names did not exist prior to Beta 1.0.

  • Beta 1.0 - 13w36b: Sign
Bedrock Edition
  •  ? - ?: tile.wall_sign.name
Birch Wall Sign[]
Bedrock Edition
  •  ? - ?: tile.birch_wall_sign.name
Spruce Wall Sign[]
Bedrock Edition
  •  ? - ?: tile.spruce_wall_sign.name
Jungle Wall Sign[]
Bedrock Edition
  •  ? - ?: tile.jungle_wall_sign.name
Acacia Wall Sign[]
Bedrock Edition
  •  ? - ?: tile.acacia_wall_sign.name
Dark Oak Wall Sign[]
Bedrock Edition
  •  ? - ?: tile.darkoak_wall_sign.name

References[]

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