FORMER PLATES OF THE MONTH

 

 

 

2017

 

January

February

March

I told my Facebook friends that I need this kind, and Shawn took it right from his truck. Wow!

I saw this plate in my friend's collection and asked if he still needs it. So happy he sold it to me.

not a big story behind this plate, just an Ebay auction, the year sticker covered to avoid trouble

 

 

 

April

 May

  June

not only a great rare plate, but also with good letters (CAR) like most NY Nascar special plates

Oklahoma: some of the nicest plates to collect, this EMT plate is one of them. So glad to have it.

I was looking for a plate like this for a long time:

not for the double triple, just for any ABC-123

 

 

 

July

August 

  September

How often do you see Rhode Island plates with ABC-123 format? A highlight in my collection!

This plate expired 3 days before I was born.

So which one of us is in better condition now?

Maine Chickadee special use plates with ABC-123 format are very rare, but not "BAD"

 

 

 

October

November 

December   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

 

January

February

March

Georgia is one of this year's hunting fields for

my collection. I'm glad to have this one already

For a long time, I thought this plate is nice, not rare; but: ever seen this with ABC-123 pattern?

Beautiful, just plain beautiful, that's all

I can say to this great California Arts plate.

 

 

 

April

 May

  June

Yes, there are mountains in Colorado, we know

that from all plates. These ones are so nice!

The bear is back! This revival of the 40-year old graphic is great, I had to get it as soon as possible

I asked my Facebook friends to chose a plate for June, and here it is. Thanks to my LPC friends.

 

 

 

July

August 

  September

this beautiful new North Dakota passenger plate is no doubt a good plate of the month

this Desert Storm Veteran plate is another winner of a Facebook poll. Well chosen, my friends!

Looks harmless, but it is a rare Dentist plate. I don't need spectacular graphics to love a plate

 

 

 

October

November 

December   

 

School bus plates are welcome in my collection, as long as they have the ABC-123 format.

a very harmless looking plate, but one of the toughest ones to get: Rosebud Indian Tribe

I didn't even dare to hope for this kind of plate: West Virginia POW, suddenly appeared on Ebay

  

 

2015

 

January

February

March

I still can't believe there's really a plate like

this with 123-ABC pattern in my collection!

Vermont Highway Use Permit plates in this

design are quite rare, I'm glad to have one.

This plate is my son's favorite one; this design normally doesn't have an ABC-123 pattern

 

 

 

April

 May

  June

Colorado is a great source for colorful plates. This Boy Scouts plate is one of my favorites.

I asked my Facebook friends to suggest a plate

for this month. I took Brian's candidate, thanks

I waited several years to find this kind on Ebay, and further 2 months for the plate to arrive

 

 

 

July

August 

  September

I was looking for a 1974 South Dakota HMT plate for 10 years, asked everyone,finally got it

It was a good decision to switch from white to black letters. I'm glad I have both kinds.

National Guard plates are always welcome, also state shape plates. Here's a great combination.

 

 

 

October

November 

December   

I was hunting such a plate for some years, until a Facebook friend got this at a local junk yard.

Ebay is still a good source for great, rare license plates. I love this Massachusetts MDC plate

YES, I finally have the Superman plate.

Definitely one of the year's highlights!

 

 

2014

 

January

February

March

Oh, what a lovely plate: 1987 Idaho Loaner, looks so harmless, but is quite rare.

This Manitoba Tansi Indian Tribal plate is only the second Canadian plate in my Hall of Fame

I don't necessarily need spectacular graphics; this Church Bus plate has all I want from a plate

 

 

 

April

 May

  June

okay, this plate reads "USA". Anything else?

Yes, I took it from a wrecked car in a junk yard

 Alabama seems to be a never-ending source

for great plates with ABC-123 pattern

Cheyenne Indian Nation, one of soooo many nice (but flat...) Montana specialty plates

 

 

 

July

August 

  September

For years, I was hunting a used NY Nascar plate; then within a week, I got two of them!

Is British Columbia really "the best place on earth"? At least this plate is one of the best!

Go Lobos! What a great plate for UNM staff and students. Not sooo rare, but sooo nice

 

 

 

October

November 

December   

This style for South Dakota plates is very rare; no Mt. Rushmore, but ABC-123 pattern, yeah!

I didn't think that a Missouri plate would make it into this list, but then I got this rare beauty

It's new, it's colorful, it's not in every collection yet; I love this great new Michigan plate!

 

 

2013

 

January

February

March

a bit rusty, no graphic background: what's so special? I never saw it with ABC-123 pattern!

Ohio Bicentennial specialty plates all have an ABC-123 pattern, never saw it without graphic!

This Loaner plate is one of the few "Famous Potatoes" plates with ABC-123 pattern

 

 

 

April

 May

  June

I like plates with State shapes on them. Click here to see my plates with State shapes.

For a long time, Indiana was a 'hard to get' state for ABC-123 pattern, but it gets better 'n better

a very nice combination of a standard plate and

a rare addition: Iraqi Freedom Veteran sticker

 

 

 

July

August 

  September

Pennsylvania Bicentennial plate with ABC-123 pattern? Wow, never saw one like that before!

With the normal 123 4567 pattern, Lincoln's

face is covered; nicer with ABC-123 pattern

I bought this veteran plate on Ebay, didn't think it's so rare. Didn't see another one since then.

 

 

 

October

November 

December   

There's no long story for that plate; I just like centennial plates a lot; click here to see more

again the old story: as a collector of 123-ABC pattern plates, I was so happy to find this beauty

New plates with 123-ABC pattern are getting rarer, so this Bicentennial plate is welcome  

 

 

2012

 

January

February

March

This Maine plate is not only rare, but I waited

for it to arrive for 6 weeks, thought it was lost.

An immediate candidate for "Plate of the Year",

I was looking for a plate like that for 25 years...

Oklahoma Cheyenne plates normally don't have ABC-123 pattern, but Tribal Government does!

 

 

 

April

 May

  June

Graphic plates are cool, but not only they.

Click here to see my Top 50 non-graphic plates

This Iowa Cyclones plate is the best trade I

made in a very long time, I love it, thanks Gene!

What's special about these plates? I took them directly from old cars on junk yards in the U.S.

 

 

 

July

August 

  September

I like patriotic plates as long as they have an ABC-123 pattern; see all military plates here

Many states use 7-digit number patterns now,

but LA continued the perfect ABC-123 pattern!

Luckily, Ohio uses the ABC-123 pattern on

all specialty graphic plates. Here: Boy Scouts.

 

 

 

October

November 

December   

SD Sisseton Wahpeton plate, I lost the Ebay auction, but the seller had a second one for me!

I found this great plate at a plate meet in Bad Camberg Germany: rare with ABC-123 pattern!

Delaware Veteran of Foreign Wars plate, wow, how much better can it get? In my top 20 plates!

 

 

2011

 

January

February

March

Have you seen a beauty like that? It was in a bulk sale on Ebay, gladly bought the whole lot!

 Montana Highway Police, in the "Montana Centennial" plate design, an awesome plate!!!

This is the second KEN-737 DC Inaugural plate

in my collection, Patrick is a happy collector!

 

 

 

April

 May

  June

This is the first time I saw this plate with ABC-123 pattern, it's one of my Top 20 plates!

Again: this is the first time I saw this plate with ABC-123 pattern, it's one of my Top 20 plates!

Many of the newer plate designs don't have an ABC-123 pattern, but this one does, I love it!

 

 

 

July

August 

  September

 This is the first time I ever saw this plate with ABC-123 pattern, it's one of my Top 20 plates!

You are surprised to see this kind of plate here? Well, ever seen this one with ABC-123 pattern?

This is one of the greatest plates in my little collection: click on it to see all my DAV plates

 

 

 

October

November 

December   

One of my favorites: you think it's common?

Ever seen this design with ABC-123 pattern?

This Bicentennial vanity plate PAT has every- thing a collector named Patrick could ask for!

NM National Guard? Great plate, so this year

two NM plates made it into this Hall of Fame.

 

 

2010

 

January

February

March

POW-plates are always welcome. Click on the

pic to see all my POW-, DAV- and VET plates

 Finally! I was chasing a Rhode Island plate with ABC-123 pattern for 20 years!!! Thanks, Bob!

 California Fire Fighter, a wonderful plate

with Kurt Russell as firefighter on the left!

 

 

 

April

 May

  June

These 16 standard plates wouldn't have made it into this category by themselves, but together!

Celebration! Just click on the plate to see all Centennial / Bicentennial plates in my collection

there are several non-graphic plates which are rare & nice, just click on the picture to see them

 

 

 

July

August 

  September

This vanity plate is my favorite Ebay-catch of

the last months. Thanks to JEN (who is Jen?)

Alabama: a great source for nice plates with my favorite ABC-123 pattern; a perfect plate for me

No, your eyes don't play tricks on you: this rare Col. plate is really blue, not the common green!

 

 

 

October

November 

December   

I like college tags, I really like Indian tags, I

love plates with ABC-123 pattern: great plate!

I was chasing this update of the Manatee plate

for a long time; I saw manatees in FL, love them

Police plates are rare, used police plates with ABC-123 pattern are even rarer, thanks Gus!

 

 

2009

 

January

February

March

I was chasing this State Patrol plate for 2 years, after I missed to buy it the first time I saw it.

One of my all-time favorite plates, have only

seen it once in my life with ABC-123 pattern!

Uh, I love it: a New York Press plate, older than

I am, still in good shape and with a good number

 

 

 

April

 May

  June

A plate directly from my favorite city in the

U.S., Los Angeles; rare and in great shape!

 A great plate! Utah Highway Patrol; it has

really been in use, great graphic background!

 This is the first Canadian plate that made it

into my little Hall of Fame: Yukon Dealer, nice!

 

 

 

July

August 

  September

Alaska Children's Trust KID plate, I love it!

In Ebay as "Buy it now", luckily I saw it first!

Washington D.C. Inaugural Vanity plate with ABC-123 pattern, how much better can it get?

I like Indian plates, but for my collection only with ABC-123 pattern, like this Comanche Vet.

 

 

 

October

November 

December   

This plate was expensive enough to put it

into my Plate of the Month list immediately!

Florida Challenger, colorful, a collector's dream,

it surely deserves to be a "Plate of the Month"

I guess not many collectors will find it surprising to see a NY City regional plate in this category.

 

 

2008 

 

January

February

March

This 1956 California plate is the

"mother" of all ABC-123 plates

South Dakota Highway Maintenance Traffic:

uuh, I could look at this rare plate all day long!

Delaware with ABC-123 pattern?

Very hard to get... (Korean War Veteran)

 

 

 

April

May

June

Idaho doesn't seem to give out

many plates with ABC-123 pattern

Vermont Municipal: Thanks Ralph,

I was chasing this kind of plate for a long time!

This Ohio tin goodie looks harmless, but have

you ever seen this style with ABC-123 pattern?

 

 

 

July

August 

September

It's not so hard to find this very nice Alabama Environment plate, but with ABC-123 pattern?

It took me 20 years of collecting to find an

Indiana license plate with ABC-123 pattern! 

 Dave said "It looks better in your collection

than in mine"! Wow, that's so nice, thanks!!!

 

 

 

October

November 

December 

It's nearly impossible to get a Maine Chickadee plate with ABC-123 pattern. Well, nearly...

This plate stands for the many Florida graphic plates with my cherished ABC-123 pattern.

It's nice to find plates with a topic and matching letters (here: KID) if with ABC-123 pattern.

  

 

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