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They started out as simple numbers painted on porcelain, wood, leather, and metals…license plates are just about as old as cars themselves, and like cars, have changed dramatically over time. Take a century-plus-long tour of license plate history here.

Subpages: Collecting 101, My Story, Glossary.

Americans hail from “The Lone Star State,” a place of “Great Lakes,” “The Evergreen State,” “The Volunteer State,” and more…see how slogans beckon tourists and boast about the best states have to offer.

“America the Beautiful” indeed…from the Pacific to the Atlantic, the U.S. landscape includes sunny beaches, towering mountains, lush forests, pastoral farms, and much more.

They soar, swim, and roam…animals of all kinds appear on plates. See wild animals on plates here!

Subpages: In the Air, On the Land, In the Water

License plates throughout history have celebrated anniversaries of all kinds – mostly statehood and settlement – click here to review Centennials, Sesquicentennials, Bicentennials, and more.

In 1976, America turned 200, and many states acknowledged it by issuing new passenger, booster, or optional plates which shared common elements. Learn more here.

Many states have issued special plates to raise funds for organizations and causes which help children.

License plates can be fascinating for a variety of reasons…in this room you’ll see kid-themed specialties, stickers added or placed incorrectly, a color kaleidoscope of plates, mind-grabbing and heart-tugging vanities, and my favorite plates, among other things.
License plates nowadays allow individuals to bear a part of their identity and express pride – in their service to our country, their belief in God, their role in their community, or their heritage.

ROCKY ROAD AZ AGM8518IN 703638(A)MB CHU-405HAI TQ 5293

Faces only a mother could love – these plates have suffered bumps and bruises, but they are not short on character.