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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 37slantback, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. 37slantback
    Joined: May 31, 2010
    Posts: 415


    I had my Wash 1937 license plates for about 8 years and only recently noticed they ended with 666. They are beautiful plates and have the Spokane county prefix which is why I wanted them for my car. Never noticed the numbers until my wife and I were looking at them recently.

    Anybody else as blind as me when purchasing plates?
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2019
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  2. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 2,431

    ramblin dan

    Years ago my mother brought a plate back from Florida as I had collection of plates hanging in the garage. I told her I already had a plate from Florida and she explained, "not like this one". I kept looking at it not seeing what she was talking about till she pointed out the state that was printed on the plate was upside down.
  3. ..........Numbers of the Devil, if you believe that kind of stuff.:eek:
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  4. 1928 Mass plate with Cod fish swimming away from the state. Fishing industry cried fowl and the next year it was changed so the fish was swimming towards Mass.:D 20170709_093047.jpg 07092017.jpg

  5. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,683


    On an OT car about a month ago, a guy came out of the burger joint (Mikies in Everett, Wa.), and headed to his car. I asked if he ever got any razzing about his license plate. He said no, why? I told him it says BOZO then the numbers; he looked at it and said he'd never noticed it before. I guess a BOZO would't. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
  6. What I find interesting about old license plates is the fact that some people think they are made of gold.
    At some swap meets they are asking $30.00 to $100.00 for a half decent plate.
    Supply & demand I guess.
    Another question is, why do people always run a screw through the plate itself, even though there are already mounting holes in every plate?
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  7. Not sure about the early Washington connection but I know The Devil Went Down To Georgia in 1978.
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    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 2,015

    from IDAHO

    Rarest Plate I Have DSCN1475.JPG ..
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  9. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,468

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    2D14D5DC-0E2A-4350-ADEE-9DE6C4BE92AC.jpeg Picked up this plate for my Avatar well before it was ready for registration. Told Mrs Avater the plate reminded me of her.
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  10. They are using the plates to shingle barn roofs and the holes are not in the place they want them?

    Charlie Stephens
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  11. In the last few years, I've been buying lots of license plates (+150), in one group the seller included a porcelain 1916 Connecticut plate with my street/house number on it, 2323, they sold it as a metal plate, not porcelain, guess they didn't know.
  12. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    I have a 1922 Ohio plate, # 460 289. Had to toss that out there, looking at @1927graham 's post above.
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  13. 37slantback
    Joined: May 31, 2010
    Posts: 415


    Now that is cool.

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  14. My C cab has a 1923 Mohave county Arizona plate. I only baught it as a 23 plate. When I used it to register is when I found out it was my home county.
  15. I thought this was pretty cool – @HelmuthBrothers found this New Jersey plate (he lives in NJ) in an antique store and put it on his 1930 Model A coupe.
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  16. Not only is the HelmuthBrothers plate cool, but the car itself is one extremely righteous ride. Love that car!
  17. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 2,431

    ramblin dan

    A good buddy of mine had to do some tall explaining to get this plate made before the ministry would allow it. 472.jpg
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  18. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,075

    scrap metal 48

    My plate said how many louvers it had...**clic pic** MR 800 for sale 014.JPG MR 800 for sale 010.JPG
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  19. 1-SHOT
    Joined: Sep 23, 2014
    Posts: 2,140


    IMG_1242.JPG IMG_1243.JPG IMG_1247.JPG IMG_1256.JPG IMG_1305.JPG
    This is on my 29 Roadster and it has over 400 louvers on it. I am in the process of painting it.
    545 MP Co. 1st Cav
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  20. P1020637.JPG pay no attention to the o/t, this is about the license plate.
  21. 1-SHOT
    Joined: Sep 23, 2014
    Posts: 2,140


    This is the plates off my 29 Tub
  22. Doublepumper
    Joined: Jun 26, 2016
    Posts: 891


    A couple of my interesting plates...
    20190718_095332.jpg 20190718_095656.jpg
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  23. Spud
    Joined: Oct 13, 2006
    Posts: 123

    from Ohio

    On my 38 Buick IMG_0081.jpg
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  24. Z06-LITE
    Joined: Nov 13, 2010
    Posts: 174


    On my non Hamb friendly car. IMG_2763.jpg
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  25. there was a Porsche coupe with the license plate PHUC in the Hartford, Connecticut area'
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  26. Help, I don't get it.?
  27. Posted this before, but here is one of a local friend with a RARE 32 TN plate on his REO. It's legit! He also has a 1940 that is 40 - 40!
  28. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,747

    from Berry, AL

    Mine came off a chicken coop. Two nail holes I gotta fill. I need to get it out and finish it, I de-rusted it using electrolysis, then put it up in the cabinet. Just haven't thought about it lately.
  29. 37slantback
    Joined: May 31, 2010
    Posts: 415


    Maybe thats why Robin calls it the HellBitch.
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  30. When my Son moved from Maui in 2008 he shipped his 51 Merc lead sled. Matson Shipping put it in a forty foot container behind a Porsche with "MY BABY" license plates. Shipper did not set parking brake correctly. Merc jumped the blocks and every wave it smashed into the back of "My Baby". Porsche was in hundreds of accidents that voyage!
    No real damage to Merc, but "My Baby" was a total loss.
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