CALIFORNIA LICENSE PLATE PAIR ANTIQUE 1928 AUTO PARTS RESTORATION MODEL T
“Dents, dings bends, scratches, ok condition for its age, elongated holes, moderate to heavy surface rust, on one plate small sections of bottom boarder missing from corrosion, un-cleaned, great candidates for restoration”
Nice rare pair of 1928 California License Plates. Size is 13 7/8 x 5 7/8. Use photos and description box to help judge condition. Happy to answer any questions thanks for looking!
Vehicle registration plates of CaliforniaFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Current California license plateThe U.S. state of California first required its residents to register their motor vehicles in 1905. Registrants had to provide their own license plates for display until 1914, when the state began to supply plates.
In 1956, the U.S. states and Canadian provinces came to an agreement with the Automobile Manufacturers Association that standardized the size for license plates for vehicles, except those for motorcycles, at six inches in height by twelve inches in width, with standardized mounting holes. The 1955 (dated 1956) issue was the first California license plate that complied with these standards.
License plates are currently issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
Contents [hide] 1 Passenger baseplates 1.1 Base plate colors 1913 to 19621.2 Baseplates 1963 to present2 Non-passenger types3 Optional types (specialty plates)4 Year-of-manufacture plates5 California Legacy License Plate program6 References7 External links
Passenger baseplatesCalifornia alternated issuing single-year and multi-year plates.
Base plate colors 1913 to 1962Some plates were revalidated for multiple years. For example, the 1947-dated plate was revalidated with metal tabs until 1950.
ImageFirst issuedDesignSerial formatSerials issuedValidation tabs (if multi-year)1913dark blue on white123456unknownsingle year1914white on brick123456unknownsingle year1915black on yellow123456unknownsingle year1916blue on white123456unknown1917 1918 19191920white on black123-456unknownsingle year1921black on yellow123-456unknownsingle year1922blue on white123456unknownsingle year1923white on black123-456unknownsingle year1924white on green123-456unknownsingle year1925black on yellow123 456unknownsingle year1926white on blue123 456unknownsingle year1927white on maroon1-234-567unknownsingle year1928yellow on blue1-234-567unknownsingle year1929orange on black1A-23-45unknownsingle year1930black on orange1A-23-45unknownsingle year1931orange on black1A 23 45unknownsingle year1932black on orange1A 23 45unknownsingle year1933orange on black1A 23 45unknownsingle year1934black on orange1A 23 45unknownsingle year1935orange on black1A 23 45unknownsingle year1936black on orange1A 23 45unknownsingle year1937orange on black1A 23 45unknownsingle year1938black on yellow1A 23 45unknownsingle year1939yellow on blue1A 23 45unknownsingle year1940black on orange1A 23 45
12 A 345unknownsingle year
1941yellow on black1A 23 45
12 A 345unknown1942 - 1943 - 1944 -
1945white on black1A 23 45
12 A 345unknownsingle plate - no pairs issued, 1946 - 1947black on yellow1A 23 456
12A 3 456unknown1948 - 1949 - 1950 -
1951yellow on black1A 23 456
12 A 3 456unknown1952 - 1953 - 1954 - 1955 -
1956black on yellowAAA 123AAA 123 to ?1957 - 1958 - 1959 - 1960 - 1961 - 1962 -
Baseplates 1963 to presentAll base plates from 1963 to present are still valid for use, assuming the plate never left the vehicle and the vehicle maintained concurrent registration.
Modern standard issue automobile plates use a 7-digit format with a leading digit that remains constant plus a 6-digit serial starting with AAA000 and ending at ZZZ999. At that point the leading digit increases by one and the series starts over at AAA000. 6ZZZ999 was followed by 7AAA000, and should count up until the 1ABC123 series is exhausted at 9ZZZ999. At that point if the California DMV follows the precedent of reversing serial numbers at exhaustion as it has done since 1963, the next series should be in the 123ABC1 format.
Exclusions: The letters I, O, and Q are not used in the first or third alpha positions of the 7-digit alpha-numeric series.
ImageFirst issuedDesignSerial formatSerials issuedNotes1963gold on black, non-reflective, embossed state nameABC 123AAA 000 to ZZZ 999In addition to all plates in the section above these bases can be used for the year of manufacture program with appropriate year sticker. They can also be seen as regular registration with modern month/year stickers if the plates were originally registered to the vehicle.
1969gold on blue, non-reflective, embossed state name123 ABC000 AAA to 999 ZZZStamping dies were narrowed around the 123 Wxx series to prepare for the production of 7-digit passenger plates in 1980. 1Uxx123 and 1Vxx123 series have been issued on special plates such as Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, and whale tail plates. 1ZZx123 series are issued on LIVERY plates used for vehicles such as for-hire limousines.1ABC1231AAA000 to 1SZZ9991982
blue on white with graphic state name, gold circle and lines, The Golden State in gold text, reflective
Introduced as an optional plate in 1982.1ABC1232AAA000 to 2GPZ999Awarded Plate of the Year for best new license plate by the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association in 1983, the first and, to date, the only time that California has been so honored and the first time that an optional-issue plate was so recognized.1987blue on white with embossed red state name, reflective1ABC1232GQA000 to 3FZZ9991994blue on white with graphic red state name, reflective.1ABC1233GAA000 to 3XZZ999The state name was modified twice to increase its size. (The third and largest version is shown.) 3YAA-3ZYZ series not issued. 3ZZx123 series are issued on LIVERY plates used for vehicles such as for-hire limousines. Variations for this plates appeared various times: Sesquicentennial - 150 Years in 1998; reverting to normal in 2000; and dmv.ca.gov website address at bottom was added in 2011.4AAA000 to 4NOZ999 (for Sesquicentennial - 150 Years in 1998)4NPA000 to 6TPV999 (for reverting to normal in 2000)6TPW000 to 7TIH000 (as of June 8, 2016) (for dmv.ca.gov website address at bottom was added in 2011)
Sale Price: US $49.99