The Art of Collecting Collectible License Plates

Remember those car games you'd play on long-distance road trips trying to see how many license plates you could spot from different states? How about when you stopped into a novelty store and saw one of those spinning carousels of collectible license plates with different names on them? You may even remember never seeing your name spelled correctly on them if you found your name at all. The beauty of collectible license plates is in the variety of ways to get them that makes it certain you always have your name or any other plate you choose.

A variety of eBay license plates

The number of collectible license plates to be found on eBay is vast, but the options can be narrowed down in a few ways. Here a few of the used options:

  • Vintage Plates - Collectible license plates from various states and counties from a time nearly forgotten produced with materials no longer used will bring life to the history these plates have survived through.
  • Government Plates - There are some congressional license plates for sale along with some rare city tax plates that come from small towns. The rarity of these kinds of eBay license plates add variety to any collection.
  • Personal Plates - The condition of these plates vary. It's important to note that when buying number plates on eBay, they are intended to be novelty items and cannot be used in the government registration of a motor vehicle.
So many places; so many collectible license plates

Whether you're looking for American license plates for sale or collectible license plates for sale from other countries, they can be found on eBay. Here are a few examples:

  • American License Plates - New York, North Carolina, and Virginia to name a few. A collection of collectible license plates where there's a plate from every state, eBay offers a wide variety of options to complete the collection.
  • Foreign License Plates - Western Australia, Aruba, and Germany are some of the countries available to add to your collection.
Customizing a license plate for sale

There are options to customize license plate tags that promote nostalgia from the days of finding your name on one. These kinds of license plates also make for unique, personalized gifts that come in three different sizes:

  • 6" x 12" - These often come with four pre-cut holes, at .026" thickness, and are standard automobile size.
  • 4" x 7" - At the same .026 thickness, these sturdy aluminum plates are suited for ATV's, bicycles, motorcycles, and mopeds.
  • 3" x 6" - These smaller plates can be used for name plates in a kid's room or in a workplace.