The Crown Jewel of my license plate collection.


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jacob9795

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Sep 21, 2014
922
2,076
Central Valley, CA, United States
#6
Does the color of the plate have anything to do with decades or year(s)? I’d like to find a 1930s era plate from Chico, Ca. Anything from Visalia, CA would be nice to have too. Nice collection.
-Jake
 
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frankandpam

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jan 21, 2016
406
725
Tacoma Wa
#7
Unless it's a fiber tag which usually means ww2 issue, the styles and colors are all over the board. Some city's used dated every year and some didn't. Style's changed, more than likely when they went to a new supplier. Colors would change to contrast years but no rhyme or reason to it all.
 

island schwinn

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
May 10, 2010
4,656
5,513
59
Modesto,CA. 95355
#8
If you look at the left side of my display, you can see the larger plates.most from the 30's. The majority are the smaller sized plates, and as mentioned,I've never noticed any correlation between years and colors.
 
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stoney

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jul 19, 2013
3,374
3,210
65
Fuquay Varina, NC, United States
#10
Love the old bike license plates. I always say I am going to collect them but I always sell them when I get them.
 
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A.S.BOLTNUT

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 12, 2016
3,268
1,869
Corning Ca.
#14
Call me crazy,but I've been thinking of selling them and starting over again.I know it would be expensive due to the new popularity of bike plates lately.
That's funny, I've done that with various collections of different types.
I've had a few different bicycle tags and sold them.
 
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cyclingday

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Feb 24, 2008
6,748
22,973
Costa Mesa, California. United States
#17
Even though I do have a decent loose plate collection, the ones I like most, are the ones that match up with the character of a certain bike.
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This 38/39 Dayton plate, pretty much says it all, mounted to the rack of the 1938 Huffman built, La France Super Streamline.
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