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Expired U.S. license plates available for trade or sale (page 3, states O-W)

 

This page features expired license plates from U.S. states Ohio through Wyoming that I'm offering for trade or sale. 

New plates were last added on January 31, 2024.  This page was last updated on January 31, 2024. 

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

  • July 12, 2021  –  Created this page of plates for trade or sale from U.S. states Ohio to Wyoming by splitting out those states from another page. 

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

United States, Alabama to North Dakota
Back to Rick's Trade Box – U.S. states A-I for more U.S. plates from Alabama to Iowa.
Back to Rick's Trade Box – U.S. states K-N for more U.S. plates from Kansas to North Dakota.
United States, Ohio to Wyoming
Ohio
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1965 passenger car 43687 good $8 click to enlarge All numeric = Franklin County (Columbus). 
1970 passenger car 4165 PP good $5 click to enlarge PP suffix = Montgomery County (Dayton).  Some rust on the back of the plate. 
1971 passenger car 3149 DD very good, good $15 for pair click to enlarge
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DD suffix = Hamilton County (Cincinnati).  Bottom plate is cracked above the lower left bolt hole.  Selling as a pair only.  Who doesn't like a nice pair of Double D's? 
undated passenger car X 367 M very good plus; very good $15 for pair click to enlarge
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Undated, unstickered plates were used 1976-77.  X-M = Athens County.  Will split pair; $8 for VG+ plate, $7 for VG plate. 
undated government OW 5260 excellent minus $15 click to enlarge Issued to a vehicle owned by a local government body other than a city or county.  Circa 1980s. 
undated passenger car JHK-164 very good minus $4 click to enlarge Butler County.  Circa 1990s. 
Oklahoma
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1966 passenger car ZM-786 very good $35 click to enlarge ZM = Tulsa County. 
1968 house trailer 93-811 mint $5 click to enlarge
1969 passenger car PT-2047 good $18 click to enlarge PT = Pottawatomie County (Shawnee). 
1969 passenger car PT-4207 good $18 click to enlarge PT = Pottawatomie County (Shawnee). 
1974 passenger car YB-9303 good $12 click to enlarge Since the 1974 plates were destroyed in a prison fire, instead, 1973 plates were renewed with a 1974 sticker.  Yx = Oklahoma County (Oklahoma City). 
1975 rental trailer 6320 very good plus $5 click to enlarge Never used. 
1976 passenger car JA-6613 very good minus $10 click to enlarge JA = Jackson County (Altus). 
1976 passenger car PT-4208 very good minus $10 click to enlarge PT = Pottawatomie County (Shawnee). 
1977 passenger car CG-239 good plus $8 click to enlarge CG = Craig County. 
1978 passenger car PT-4208 very good minus $10 click to enlarge PT = Pottawatomie County (Shawnee). 
1978 passenger car PT-4209 very good minus $10 click to enlarge PT = Pottawatomie County (Shawnee). 
7/1980 passenger car PT-4207 good plus $12 click to enlarge PT = Pottawatomie County (Shawnee). 
8/1980 passenger car PT-4208 good minus $8 click to enlarge PT = Pottawatomie County (Shawnee). 
12/1988 passenger car CHG-712 very good $10 click to enlarge County undetermined. 
1989 passenger car PE-4330 very good $10 click to enlarge PE = Pottawatomie County (Shawnee); year sticker covering month sticker. 
Oregon
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1982-83 big-rig truck permit JT 6549 very good minus $12 click to enlarge P.U.C. stands for Public Utilities Commission, which regulated commercial trucking.  Such permits were used before the days of apportioned plates.  Plate dimensions are 12" by 4-3/4". 
Pennsylvania
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1939 passenger car GF258 good, good minus $60 for pair click to enlarge
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 New 11/2023!   Original paint!  1939 was a notoriously bad paint year for Pennsylvania plates, and most are missing most of their paint, are badly faded, or have been repainted.  This pair is in unusually nice condition for still having its original paint.  Selling as a pair only. 
1958 passenger car B27-198 very good minus$20 click to enlarge Hard-to-find natural 1958 without subsequent year stickers.  Matching registration card included. 
1958 sample PA0-000 very good $30 click to enlarge This is an unfinished version 2 1958 sample plate.  Version 2 plates have no tab slot.  The plate is made of aluminum, and only a small amount of blue paint, visible as horizontal lines on the top 1/3 of the plate, was applied to the front.  On the back of the plate, the leftmost 3 inches is unpainted, while the rest of it is painted dark blue. 
1958 sample PA0-000 very good $30 click to enlarge This is an unfinished version 2 1958 sample plate.  Version 2 plates have no tab slot.  The plate is made of aluminum, and only a small amount of blue paint, visible as horizontal lines on the top 1/3 of the plate, was applied to the front.  The back of the plate is painted dark blue. 
1958 sample PA0-000 very good $30 click to enlarge This is an unfinished version 2 1958 sample plate.  Version 2 plates have no tab slot.  The plate is made of aluminum, and only a small amount of blue paint, visible as horizontal lines on the bottom 1/3 of the plate, was applied to the front.  The back of the plate is painted dark blue. 
undated official use 7656 fair plus (3nh) $20 click to enlarge  New 1/2024!   Issued and used circa 1957-64 to state government-owned vehicles.  Three nail holes, two in upper left corner and one through the "S" in "USE".  Scratches and scrapes touched up with non-matching paint. 
1964 suburban QD2-167 very good $15 click to enlarge "Suburban" plates were issued to station wagons, 1960 to 1964 only. 
1970 motorcycle 6S122 very good minus* $15 click to enlarge Natural registration.  Dimensions are 8" by 4-1/2".  *Two extra drilled holes at top, torn metal under and around the right one. 
1970 passenger car 39U-322 very good $15 click to enlarge Natural registration. 
1976 motorcycle 4C413 fair plus* $5 click to enlarge Dimensions are 8" by 4-1/2".  *Two extra drilled holes at top, torn metal around and above the right one.  Tar-like substance splattered on the plate. 
10/1983 truck CH-45567 very good minus$10 click to enlarge
8/1998 motorcycle 2FK7M good plus $8 click to enlarge Dimensions are 8" by 4-1/2".  Discolored yellow characters. 
Rhode Island
Sorry, nothing currently available. 
South Carolina
Sorry, nothing currently available. 
South Dakota
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1977 National Guard 2571 excellent minus $20 click to enlarge Never used. 
Tennessee
Sorry, nothing currently available. 
Texas
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1963 farm truck tractor L-1668 very good minus $30 click to enlarge A farm truck tractor is the cab portion of a tractor-trailer, used for agricultural purposes only. 
1973 72-hour permit 20629S very good plus $1 click to enlarge Temporary cardboard plate.  Never used. 
1974 one trip tag 4296N excellent minus $1 click to enlarge Temporary cardboard plate.  Never used. 
1974 token trailer Z19-811 very good plus $10 click to enlarge This plate type issued to semi-trailers.  Never used. 
1975 passenger car BWQ-276 very good $10 click to enlarge
1975 private bus U42-884 very good plus $5 click to enlarge Never issued. 
9/1984 passenger car WNV-243 very good $3 click to enlarge "W" made with an upside-down "M" die.  Plate was folded in half and straightened out again; there's a crease running vertically just to the right of the "V" in the plate number. 
11/1984 passenger car WXS-374 very good minus $10 click to enlarge "W" made with an upside-down "M" die. 
3/1988 permit 17P-241 excellent minus $5 click to enlarge I beleive "permit" plates were issued to oil well maintenance vehicles. 
3/1994 combination 2AL-639 excellent minus $5 click to enlarge This plate type is issued to big-rig truck tractors.  Unused; would be in mint condition except for the blemish on the number "9", which is not nearly as obvious as it appears in the photo. 
undated passenger car 934 GRD good, very good minus $12 for pair click to enlarge
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The G series was issued in 2005.  Will split pair; $5 for G (top) plate; $7 for VG- (bottom) plate. 
Utah
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
undated specialty 2241F excellent minus $15 click to enlarge  New 1/2024!   This is a real Utah plate made with a blank area to the left where stickers were meant to be applied for various specialty plate types.  The "This Is The Place" graphics were not state authorized. 
Vermont
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
9/1983 highway use K795 very good $15 click to enlarge These permit plates were issued to heavy trucks and commercial buses from out-of-state. 
4/1991 exhibit B23 very good minus $30 click to enlarge  New 1/2024!   Oddball plate type; these may have been used on parade vehicles, but I'm not sure. 
Virginia
All Virginia passenger car plates dated 1974 and later 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.) 
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1945 passenger car 153-973 very good minus $50 click to enlarge Only single plates, not pairs, were issued in 1945.  Plate dimensions are 11-3/4" by 5-3/8". 
1946 passenger car 191-021 fair $30 click to enlarge Only single plates, not pairs, were issued in 1946.  Torn upper left bolt hole.  Plate dimensions are 11-3/4" by 5-3/8". 
1958 passenger car 199-544 fair plus $8 click to enlarge
1967 city strip 23757 mint $10 click to enlarge City of Hampton "city strip".  These were used to show that vehicle property taxes had been paid to the city.  That dark smudge on the right edge is a fingerprint in black paint from the time of manufacture. 
1967 motorcycle 5762 excellent minus $45 click to enlarge Never used!  Would be in mint condition if not for some minor rub marks from storage.  Smudge at the bottom left corner is fingerprint made of black paint. 
1969 passenger car 487-752 very good minus $8 click to enlarge
1972 reserved number 5-882 very good; good plus $50 for pair click to enlarge
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Selling as a pair only. 
1972 passenger car DJZ-333 very good; good minus $20 for pair click to enlarge
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Selling as a pair only. 
1973 car trailer C/T 45-058 excellent $10 click to enlarge Never used!  Would be in mint condition if not for some minor rub marks from storage.  A "car trailer" is a lightweight personal trailer, such as a boat trailer or camping trailer, that can be pulled by a car. 
1974 vehicle permit 72 very good plus $15 click to enlarge Augusta County Inoperable Vehicle tax plate.  Colors are black on white.  Those marks above the "U" at the top edge are not scrapes, but rather extra black paint applied during manufacture.  Plate dimensions are 8" by 3-7/16". 
8/1974 passenger car EPF-168 very good $8 click to enlarge Natural expiration. 
1975 business permit 470 very good $10 click to enlarge  New 1/2024!   Westmoreland County Trailer Lot permit plate.  Colors are dark green on white.  Plate dimensions are 8" by 3-7/16". 
3/1975 light truck PTG-578 very good $12 click to enlarge Never used!  Missing paint on the embossed month and year; easily touched up. 
4/1976 passenger car GYF-648 very good plus; very good minus $30 for pair click to enlarge
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Natural expiration.  Selling as a pair only. 
1/1979 truck T198-850 very good; good plus $15 for pair click to enlarge
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Selling as a pair only. 
9/1979 passenger car ATM-552 very good minus $5 click to enlarge
1/1980 passenger car KDN-537 very good minus $5 click to enlarge
8/1980 passenger car SNJ-335 very good minus $7 click to enlarge Natural expiration. 
2/1981 passenger car GXG-617 good plus; good minus $20 for pair click to enlarge
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Selling as a pair only. 
4/1981 passenger car VLE-423 very good plus $8 click to enlarge Natural expiration. 
7/1981 motorcycle 146113 very good plus $15 click to enlarge
9/1981 passenger car NEF-790 very good minus$5 click to enlarge
2/1982 passenger car XZL-211 very good $7 click to enlarge Natural expiration. 
6/1982 passenger car MKM-966 good; good minus $20 for pair click to enlarge
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Selling as a pair only. 
7/1982 motorcycle 457071 very good plus $8 click to enlarge Natural expiration. 
9/1982 passenger car YWS-864 excellent minus; good plus $14 for pair click to enlarge
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Natural expiration.  Will split pair; $9 for EX- plate, $5 for G+ plate. 
4/1984 passenger car YVP-496 very good $6 click to enlarge
12/1985 passenger car EAL-431 excellent minus $8 click to enlarge
1/1987 passenger car GTT-877 excellent minus; good plus $12 for pair click to enlarge
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Will split pair; $8 for EX- plate, $4 for G+ plate. 
1/1987 passenger car GUL-352 excellent minus$8 click to enlarge
5/1993 passenger car DIH-577 very good $6 click to enlarge
7/2001 specialty ACU-6486 very good $10 click to enlarge Graphic design featuring a beach-to-mountains landscape. 
Washington (state)
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
6/1998 hulk hauler 0536 C excellent minus $20 click to enlarge  New 1/2024!   Oddball plate type.  Natural expiration; never used. 
6/2001 truck A22440I very good $4 click to enlarge Natural expiration. 
Washington, D.C.
See District of Columbia
West Virginia
Sorry, nothing currently available. 
Wisconsin
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1975 manufacturer 24 F good plus $20 click to enlarge
1975 manufacturer 24 L good minus $15 click to enlarge
1975 manufacturer 24 N good $17 click to enlarge
Wyoming
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
5/1993 house trailer 2 H/T 1574 very good $5 click to enlarge 2 = Laramie County (Cheyenne). 
10/1993 trailer 2 TRL 855 A/D very good plus $5 click to enlarge 2 = Laramie County (Cheyenne).  Natural expiration. 
United States, Alabama to North Dakota
Back to Rick's Trade Box – U.S. states A-I for more U.S. plates from Alabama to Iowa.
Back to Rick's Trade Box – U.S. states K-N for more U.S. plates from Kansas to North Dakota.
U.S. Territories and Other Countries
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