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Rick's Trade Box

Expired license plates available for trade or sale (non-U.S.)

 

This page features expired license plates from outside the 50 United States that I'm offering for trade or sale.  This includes plates from U.S. terrtories, Canada, and other countries and territories, and also U.S. Forces plates issued to members of the U.S. military while stationed overseas. 

New plates were last added on July 4, 2020.  This page was last updated on July 4, 2020. 

Latest noteworthy updates to this page, other than the addition and removal of plates in my trade box: 

  • July 4, 2020  –  Added on-page clickable links for each geographic region. 
  • June 12, 2020  –  Elimiated the separate section for U.S. territory plates, and instead included them in the appropriate geographic section. 

Introduction

These real, expired license plates are for collecting purposes only, and are not legal for street use on any vehicle, except possibly in some specific cases under state Year of Manufacture laws.  I make no claim that any of these license plates qualify for Year of Manufacture use. 

Please note that, while I do enjoy trades, trading usually only makes sense to me if you can offer something in trade that's on my want list.  Otherwise, there's no point.  I would only be trading plates I don't want for different plates I don't want.  If you have nothing on my want list, you're welcome to buy what you want instead. 

Please note that this is not some fancy e-commerce online store where you can put items in a "shopping cart" and then "check out" and pay, all in one visit.  You will need to make a list of the items you want, and then send that list and your zip code or country to me in an e-mail, so that I can verify that the plates you want are still available and give you a final price to pay and payment instructions. 

All plates shown are the actual plates you will receive, except possibly in a few cases that are specifically noted otherwise.  Click on any thumbnail image below to see a larger photo of that plate. 

(There's no sigificance to the different color prices.  It's just a way for me to keep better track of my inventory.) 

Expired license plates available for trade or sale, by jurisdiction

Australia
All Australia plates ON SALE!  Take 25% off the prices shown below! 
(For example, if it says $8, it's really $6. If it says $20, it's really $15.) 
New South Wales
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
undated passenger car GPT-665 fair (2nh) $5 click to enlarge Issued circa 1951-1980.  Two nail holes along the top.  Oversized plate; 14-5/8" by 5-1/4". 
undated passenger car HBF-700 very good minus (2xh) $15 click to enlarge Issued circa 1951-1980.  Two drilled holes along the top.  Oversized plate; 14-5/8" by 5-1/4". 
undated passenger car JVE-189 good plus, fair plus $20 for pair click to enlarge
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Issued circa 1951-1980.  Oversized plates; 14-5/8" by 5-1/4".  Will split pair; $12 for G+ (top) plate; $8 for F+ (bottom) plate. 
Northern Territory
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
undated passenger car 243-146 good (2nh) $20 click to enlarge Outback Australia slogan.  Issued circa 1979 present; version 1 with six bolt holes.  Two nail holes along the top.  Oversized plate; 14-5/8" by 5-1/4". 
Queensland
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
undated passenger car 796-PJD good plus, fair plus $20 for pair click to enlarge
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Sunshine State slogan.  Issued circa 1977-2002.  Oversized plates; 14-5/8" by 5-1/4".  Will split pair; $12 for G+ (top) plate; $8 for F+ (bottom) plate. 
undated passenger car 035-PSM very good minus $15 click to enlarge Sunshine State slogan.  Issued circa 1977-2002.  Oversized plate; 14-5/8" by 5-1/4". 
South Australia
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
undated passenger car SFO-418 amateur repaint (2xh, 2nh) $5 click to enlarge Issued circa 1967-1981.  Amateur repaint.  No manufactured bolt holes.  Two drilled holes along the bottom and two nail holes along the top.  Oversized plate; 14-5/8" by 5-1/4". 
Tasmania
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undated passenger car AR-7822 good plus (2xh) $20 click to enlarge Holiday Isle slogan.  Issued circa 1976-1994.  Two drilled holes along the top.  Oversized plate; 14-5/8" by 5-1/4". 
Western Australia
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
undated passenger car BY10167 good plus (2nh) $12 click to enlarge Issued circa 1976-1978.  BY prefix issued to residents of the town of Bunbury.  Two nail holes along the top.  Oversized plate; 14-5/8" by 5-1/4". 
undated passenger car 6ZL-201 fair plus (2xh) $8 click to enlarge Issued circa 1978-1984; version 1 with no slogan.  6xx series issued to residents of metropolitan Perth.  Two drilled holes along the top.  Oversized plate; 14-5/8" by 5-1/4". 
Canada
Manitoba
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9/1973 snowmobile 2-29-31 good plus $15 click to enlarge This is a full-sized, 6 inch by 12 inch plate. 
1992 rental car U 8417 very good $10 click to enlarge
New Brunswick
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1975 sample 00-000 very good $10 click to enlarge
1975 taxi H 2-905 mint $10 click to enlarge
3/1987 passenger car ASS-846 mint $25 click to enlarge These "bad word" ASS-series plates are real; they were made by mistake but were never issued for obvious reasons.  SOLD to W.Q., July 4, 2020. 
Ontario
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1971 historic vehicle 42-539 very good plus $20 click to enlarge
Prince Edward Island
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1975 passenger car 72-824 good plus $15 click to enlarge Natural expiration. 
Saskatchewan
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1964 power unit 460 excellent minus $18 click to enlarge I believe this plate type was issued to big rig truck tractors.  Unused; would be in mint condition except for some very small chips along the edges of the plate. 
1972 passenger car 299-912 good plus $7 click to enlarge Nice and shiny, but the plate has been bent from top to bottom in two places. 
1973 passenger car 14-542 good plus, good minus $17 for pair click to enlarge
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Home of the R C M P (Royal Canadian Mounted Police).  Low-ish five-digit number.  Bottom plate has been bent from top to bottom in two places.  Will split pair; $10 for G+ (top) plate, $7 for G- (bottom) plate. 
1973 passenger car 169-418 fair plus $5 click to enlarge Home of the R C M P (Royal Canadian Mounted Police). 
1974 passenger car 14-027 very good $10 click to enlarge Low-ish five-digit number. 
1975 passenger car 358-014 excellent minus, very good $22 for pair click to enlarge
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Will split pair; $12 for EX- (top) plate, $10 for VG (bottom) plate. 
Yukon Territory
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1975 passenger car 1841 excellent, very good $55 for pair click to enlarge
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Unused, but some very minor paint rubs and scratches on both plates.  Will split pair; $30 for EX (top) plate, $25 for VG (bottom) plate. 
1976 passenger car L527 very good plus, very good plus $50 for pair click to enlarge
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Unused, but some very minor paint rubs and scratches on both plates.  Will split pair; $25 for each plate. 
Caribbean Islands
Curacao
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
circa 1996 passenger car N 96-0 good plus $20 click to enlarge
Puerto Rico
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1974-75 exhibicion 14513-X mint $100 click to enlarge I'm led to believe that this type was issued to new car dealers.  What appears to be a blemish along the bottom edge is actually a piece of plastic stuck to the plate, which has been since removed. 
Central America
Belize
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
undated passenger car O/W C15921 good plus $40 click to enlarge OW = Orange Walk district. 
Europe
Ireland
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1991 base passenger car 89 C 1033 very good $20 click to enlarge  New 6/2020!   Plate is for a 1989 model vehicle from County Corcaigh.  Gold stars are much lighter than appear in the photo.  Three drilled holes.  Oversized plate, made of plastic, 20-7/16" by 4-3/8". 
Russia & Soviet Union
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1980 base commerical vehicle 5311 MKG fair plus $30 click to enlarge  New 6/2020!   This plate type issued to trucks and buses.  Three drilled holes.  Oversized plate, 11-1/4" by 8-7/8". 
1993 base truck tractor 8238 MO 50 fair $20 click to enlarge  New 6/2020!   Three drilled holes; torn bolt hole at upper left; torn metal at bottom at right leg of the "M".  Oversized plate, 11-1/4" by 8-1/16". 
Middle East
Iraq
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
undated commercial? 70898 very good $TBD click to enlarge  New 7/2020!   No mounting holes; appears to be unused.  Believed to be for a commercial vehicle in Baghdad.  Oversized plate; 15" by 5-1/4". 
Pacific Islands
Palau
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
undated government 316 mint $TBD click to enlarge  New 7/2020!  
South America
Chile
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1980 passenger car HKG 49 good $15 click to enlarge  New 7/2020!   Curacavi municipality.  Two drilled holes on the top embossed border.  Dimensions are 12" by 5-7/8", nearly the same size as U.S. plates. 
1984 passenger car ILY 512 very good $15 click to enlarge  New 7/2020!   Providencia municipality.  Lead seal affixed.  Two drilled holes, between the "I" and "L", and on the "2".  Dimensions are 11-7/8" by 5-3/8". 

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If you don't see the plate you want

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