Welcome to Patrick's License Plates Homepage !!!


Hi, dear tin friends. My name is Patrick. On July 25, 1988 I found a blue and yellow California license plate on Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles. Yes, I picked it up directly from the street, it was a real "road kill", but I loved it from the first second. So the story began... Some time later I visited junk yards in Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and Virginia. All the plates which I owned at that time had the same pattern of letters and numbers: ABC-123 (or vice versa). So I kept on looking for plates with that format, and now

I collect used U.S. license plates, but really ONLY with ABC-123 format.

For me it's important that the plates have been used on a car, I don't really care too much for mint, unused plates and not at all for samples.

Only a used tag is unique, samples can be printed a million times.


I am a member of ALPCA (Automobile License Plate Collectors' Association). I was lucky to have the chance to attend an ALPCA regional plate meet in Orlando, Florida.


last updates :


- April 24, 2022 (Delaware 2001 Prince Hall Affiliated PHA-225)

- January 04, 2021 (Virginia 2017 passenger vanity FAM-611)

- March 11, 2020 (Iowa 2020 passenger HYN-772)

- February 07, 2020 (Colorado Taxi 924-YBS, thanks a lot, Jack!)

- January 15, 2020 (Colorado 2018 Broncos Country ZJQ-978)

- December 09, 2019 (Colorado 2011 Ski Country USA 363-WAZ)

- September 01, 2019 (Alabama 2019 passenger with handicap TPL-489)

- February 11, 2019 (Nevada 2017 passenger with state shape 557-TBS)

- November 13, 2018 (Washington D.C. 2001 Inaugural plate GOP-271)

- October 07, 2018 (Alaska University in Anchorage UAA-925, and

Montana Lions Club ABD-982), both after the plate meet in Bad Camberg

- September 26, 2018 (Georgia 2015 Alternative Fuel Vehicle DXS-282)

- August 27, 2018 (Nebraska 2005 vanity plate MEU-532)

- April 24, 2018 (Montana 2003 vanity plate BLU-666, thanks so much, Peter!)

- April 17, 2018 (Oklahoma 2016 City Thunder 766-THD, thanks Marcus)


my plates per state:


Alabama   Alaska   Arizona   Arkansas   California

Colorado   Connecticut   DC   Delaware   Florida

Georgia   Hawaii   Idaho   Illinois   Indiana   Iowa

Kansas   Kentucky   Louisiana   Maine   Maryland

Massachusetts   Michigan   Minnesota   Mississippi

Missouri   Montana   Nebraska   Nevada

 New Hampshire   New Jersey   New Mexico

New York   North Carolina   North Dakota   Ohio  Oklahoma   Oregon   Pennsylvania   Rhode Island  South Carolina   South Dakota   Tennessee   Texas  Utah   Vermont   Virginia   Washington

West Virginia   Wisconsin   Wyoming


all my U.S.

License Plates

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my want list


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my plates on display

my favorites per state:



my favorite places:

American Junk Yards


links to plates pages:

other nice collections





My son will be a plate collector, too...

First I got this plate in a junk yard, then I went to Arches National Park in Utah...

KID and DAD are happy plate collectors!







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