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  1. RetroSteel
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    Picked up a 1927 British Columbia plate and an old Standard Oil license plate topper recently on E-Bay.
    Correct me if i'am wrong, but from the little research i have done, it seems the Standard Oil topper was given to customers to try out the "new" leaded version of their gas. Lead was not in gasolene originally and Standard Oil wanted to see how it would perform in everyday use. The Topper has a registration number stamped into it to register that topper to a certain customers car.
    I'am guessing late 1920's this test was conducted?
    If anybody has more info on this i would be interested to know.:confused:
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  2. no6
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    Here are some of my plates.
     

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  3. 5wcoupehunter
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    from FLORIDA

  4. bonesy
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    In light of the above 5wcoupehunter above posting --- 1932, when New Mexico called itself: "The Sunshine State"

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  5. 117harv
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    Don't have any topper pics but DAMN, your T is good looking!
     
  6. Mazooma1
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    well, not really vintage

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  7. mj40's
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    Here is the one I run on my pickup and a few I have saved over the years when they release new ones.

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  8. RetroSteel
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    Thanks 117harv!
    The photo was taken this afternoon, after i had taken it around the block. It was - 3 C here today!
     
  9. ChassisResearchKid
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    The picture could be better but..........
     

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  10. Jonnie King
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    Here's my California Black Plate for my California '57 Dodge D500...

    It's an Original Plate, and I was lucky enough to get one that had my "JK" initials in it. (See the Dodge in my Album Section.)

    JK www.legends.thewwbc.net
     

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  11. mctim64
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    Old AOPA topper. Best pic I could pull up on short notice.

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  12. hbwoody
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    This is 2 weeks old ...
     

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  13. teddyp
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    here,s a few that i have
     

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  14. kwmpa
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    i dont have anypictures when i had the old shop and whatnot i had a rather extensive plate collection totaling in the hundreds strictly pa plates its packed away now with all my other stuff....but i do buy license plate toppers on a regular basis....ill post pictures tomorrow
     
  15. Patdoody
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    Damn I would love one of those old NJ ones for my 31coupe! I never see NJ themed toppers around.
     
  16. Not that old, but you have to be old to own one!



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  17. leaded
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    Some of mines...unpacked! (belived to be copies....)
     

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  18. hotrodladycrusr
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    It lights up. Still have to mount it.
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  19. Labold
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    Holy smokes Denise, that's one cool topper!
     
  20. tommy
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    A gennie that I paid 15 bucks for...yeah it was a while ago.:D

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    A reproduction that I painted. Originals just cost too much for my wallet.


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    A new topper that never existed back in the day but it looks cool.

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    I hate to show this one because it always starts a "I want one" todo. It is my favorite and only 5 exist in the world...And I have one!!! nah nah nah!:D just kidding! It is my favorite for obvious reasons. No there will be no more made. That was the agreement when we bought ours. sorry but that was the deal.
     
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  22. scrap metal 48
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    I like this one because it goes under the plate.........
     

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  24. porknbeaner
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    Doesn't that count as a bottomer?

    I'll have to go snag a pic when it warms up a bit.

    Unrestored Kansas Tag and repop cast from original topper. Maybe some of you older midwesterners will recognize the topper.

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  25. Sixcarb
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    Looks like an original, where did you come up with that piece.
     
  26. hotrodladycrusr
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    I think there were only two made of the one I've got. :p WhizzerRick made them. Gotta be at least 5 or 6 years old. Can't remember exactly. He was one talented dude. Wish he'd hang out here more.
     
  27. Mazooma1
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    I forgot about these...I have a matching pair of these and they are DMV clear...I've been just waiting for years for the right person to come along who could use them...

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  28. john walker
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    maybe from the puyallup fire district.
     

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  29. john walker
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    love the patina on nebraska.
     

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