Los Angeles license plates


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Mike Franco

Finally riding a big boys bike
Feb 8, 2012
126
204
Los Angeles, CA, USA
#1
Does anyone have a picture of a Los Angeles bicycle license plate from 1948 or an expiration of 1949 an LA BL or LA Co BL trying to get an idea of exactly what I'm looking for I have not seen 1 ...or does anybody have the collection so I can see what the whole thing looks like from l.a.... or a lead someone who has those plates... also still looking for a 1952 or 53 Los Angeles...... thank you
 
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IngoMike

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 7, 2013
662
1,978
Sand City, Ca.
#4
L.A. County plates, LACOBL, switched to an alphabet system in '46, the B plate below is '47. I have seen plates A - L, and they are all the same boring black w/white letters, which Is why I do not own them. The white '45 plate is a nice piece of steel, one of the heaviest plates I have. The '44 plate is cool because the number is 1948.
L.A. City plates, LABL, became a 3 year tag after '44, with only the expiration year listed so there are no '45,'46,'48,'49,'51,'52, etc. The first of these plates is a '47, covering '45-'47, here is my red '50, which would cover '48-'50, it is paper thin aluminum. The blue '42 LABL, is a nice heavy plate with deeper letters then most plates, and a different color back.
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Mike Franco

Finally riding a big boys bike
Feb 8, 2012
126
204
Los Angeles, CA, USA
#5
L.A. County plates, LACOBL, switched to an alphabet system in '46, the B plate below is '47. I have seen plates A - L, and they are all the same boring black w/white letters, which Is why I do not own them. The white '45 plate is a nice piece of steel, one of the heaviest plates I have. The '44 plate is cool because the number is 1948.
L.A. City plates, LABL, became a 3 year tag after '44, with only the expiration year listed so there are no '45,'46,'48,'49,'51,'52, etc. The first of these plates is a '47, covering '45-'47, here is my red '50, which would cover '48-'50, it is paper thin aluminum. The blue '42 LABL, is a nice heavy plate with deeper letters then most plates, and a different color back.
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What year would 2 be ....black and the white one .... by the way nice set
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IngoMike

Wore out three sets of tires already!
May 7, 2013
662
1,978
Sand City, Ca.
#6
I am thinking they are lower number B plates, which is why the B is on the number line, instead of its own line. My plate above has a huge number so the B gets its own line. I think the other alphabet plates I saw, A - L, had the same thing going on with some letters on their own and some on the same line as the number.
The white one looks repainted?
You have some nice plates in your collection......
 

Mike Franco

Finally riding a big boys bike
Feb 8, 2012
126
204
Los Angeles, CA, USA
#7
I am thinking they are lower number B plates, which is why the B is on the number line, instead of its own line. My plate above has a huge number so the B gets its own line. I think the other alphabet plates I saw, A - L, had the same thing going on with some letters on their own and some on the same line as the number.
The white one looks repainted?
You have some nice plates in your collection......
Yeah that one was repainted and used to be black
 

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