[Grammar] Correctness of a sentence

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Hello Friends,
Myself Vishal, Many of you might read a common sentence on walls of buildings, societies etc.-"Stick No Bills".
I want to know that whether this sentence is grammatically correct or not. According to my opinion the grammatically
correct sentence would be "Don't stick bills" and not "Stick No Bills".
However as the sentence is written in that way I think there must be some reason behind this as it might be
conventionally written in that manner or might be borrowed from some other language. However this is my personal
perspective.
Can anybody please elaborate?
 

Route21

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The format is not uncommon in English.

Those who have seen the 3 monkeys with their hands over their eyes, ears and mouth may remember the saying: "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil".

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My favourite is "Ask me no questions, I'll tell you no lies."
 
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