POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New Jersey realty company says one of its signs lost during Superstorm Sandy in 2012 has been found washed up on a beach in France.

Diane Turton Realtors, a company headquartered in Point Pleasant Beach, shared photos of the sandy sign Wednesday on Facebook.

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Hannes Frank, 64, told The New York Times he sent an email to the realty company after finding the sign washed up near Bordeaux, France.

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Company manager Perry Beneduce said the sign was posted at a waterfront listing in Brielle before it was lost during Sandy. Beneduce noted the listing itself was not damaged and sold the next spring.

Over the course of 5 1/2 years, the sign traversed nearly 4,000 miles.

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