Arizona license plates x3 - Manu. Specimen Patone Colour Swatches (Astrographic)
License Plates from the Astrographic Collection
For those familiar with the history of British Columbia license plates, Astrographic Industries Limited of Surrey (BC) was a license plate manufacturer that operated between 1984 and 2013 with major clients being the province of British Columbia, Yukon Territory and a number of municipal governments. The company also competed for contracts in other Canadian and US jurisdictions and produced numerous plates used in movies filmed in the Vancouver area.
With the closing of the Astrographic plate shop, this is a unique opportunity to acquire some of the prototype, specimen and props that previously could only be found on the wall of the facility: Shipping: $10.00 USD within Canada for 3 license plates; $12.00 to the US for 3 license plates; International, contact me ... (also contact me if you want expedited or tracking as this will also cost extra, as will combining multiple plates). In this auction are three (3) Arizona license plates, one of which is from the State"s usual manufacturer and the two being Astrographic productions. What is unusual (and unique, I would suggest) about the plate from the State (i.e. 593-RYW) is that it comes with the Patone colour swatches used for colour matching attached to the plate - not something you see very often!! I am going to hazard a guess that this was provided to Astro for the purpose of making a specimen for the purpose of submitting a bid on a license plate contract(?)...
Condition of the license plate is as shown in the images above (click on each for a high res image). Certainly some unique and one-of-a-kind license plates that aren"t likely to come up for auction again. Don"t miss out.
Sale Price: US $65.00