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Glass license plates for automobiles.

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  • Glass license plates for automobiles.

    Hello,

    Does anyone here know about license plate experiments during World War II,
    for use on cars in order to save metal for the war?

    I know there were ceramic and even leather license plates in the past.


    I have a Pennsylvania license plate,dated from 1941, that is made of glass.


    I had it for many years. I was told that it was a factory sample, an experiment to see if a thick glass could be used for the plates and other things.

    I would like to know if any others still exist, or is it one of a kind?


    Please let me know if you have any information on this.

    Thanks!


    Here is an image of the plate. The glass is painted blue and yellow.






    Thanks for your help,



    -Lemec
    Last edited by lemec; 07-29-2006, 04:25 AM.

    "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
    - Michael Moorcock

  • #2
    Hi Lemec. I have no information for you, but I have to say- That is so cool! What an interesting thing to have.

    Hopefully you'll find someone who knows about them who can satisfy your curiosity... And help you make a gazillion dollars!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Doc
      Hi Lemec. I have no information for you, but I have to say- That is so cool! What an interesting thing to have.

      Hopefully you'll find someone who knows about them who can satisfy your curiosity... And help you make a gazillion dollars!

      Hello Doc,


      Thanks very much! That is such a nice thing to say.


      One of these days, I'll find a museum that knows about it. hehe

      "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
      - Michael Moorcock

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      • #4
        Prices can range from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars in the license plate market so it pays to have a reference guide handy if you’re going to get serious about collecting them. You can purchase a copy of License Plate Values,” online through LW-Books (lwbooks.com).

        more info:
        http://antiques.about.com/od/miscell...a/aa022005.htm

        http://www.alpca.org

        When it comes time to die
        Sing your death song
        and die like a warrior.

        http://www.aliensurgeon.com

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        • #5
          License plates always look good from the outside.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by HellHound
            Prices can range from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars in the license plate market so it pays to have a reference guide handy if you’re going to get serious about collecting them. You can purchase a copy of License Plate Values,” online through LW-Books (lwbooks.com).

            more info:
            http://antiques.about.com/od/miscell...a/aa022005.htm

            http://www.alpca.org


            Very cool, HellHound!


            Thanks for the links, that is good information.

            "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
            - Michael Moorcock

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