Montana 1971 Motorcycle License Plate -- Deer Lodge County -- 30 1265
“Unused (Excellent++) as per ALPCA guidelines.”
First of all this plate complies with Ebay’s rules since it has expired over 3 years ago (both year AND month are considered) and is not a design that can currently be used on the road. This is sold for collection, display or craft purposes only, not for a vehicle.
Secondly, this IS the plate that you will receive – not one with a different serial number or “similar to” the one scanned.
This is a 1971 dated motorcycle base. The condition is Unused (Excellent++), refer to the picture. The 30 prefix of the serial number indicates that it was for a vehicle in Deer Lodge County (Anaconda is the county seat (Lucille Ball once lived there)). The 71 is etched in the lower right. The size is 7 1/8 x 6.
What man cave, bar or diva den would be complete without an odd sized Montana plate on the wall?
You might ask why are Montana plates somewhat difficult to find: (1) the population base is small at 0.9 million (2) there are 1120 vehicles registered per 1,000 residents (3) it is one of 31 states to issue plates as pairs (4) therefore Montana plates are only 0.57% of the plates issued in the US each year. Additionally residents of Montana have a tendency to not move out of state. So unless you are in Montana or one of the surrounding states you just do not see them on the road with much degree or regularity.
Shipping to the US is either $3.90 for a first class package or $5.60 for priority mail. Yes, I will combine multiple winnings into one package. I will ship worldwide; natch the postage will be not the same.
If you have any questions or comments just contact me.
I am retired and ship PDQ when your payment arrives. I prefer PayPal.
The first plate that I sold on Ebay was on 12-17-96, so I have been around the block a time or two.
Sale Price: US $7.75