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Expired U.S. license plates available for trade or sale (page 1, states A-I)

 

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

New plates were last added on September 14, 2022.  This page was last updated on November 22, 2022. 

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

  • July 12, 2021  –  Removed plates for trade or sale from U.S. states Kansas through Montana and relocated them to another page. 
  • November 6, 2018  –  Created this page for plates for trade or sale from U.S. states Alabama through Montana from a general plates for trade or sale 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 significance 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 Iowa
Alabama
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1975 passenger car 1-49222 very good $14 click to enlarge 1 = Jefferson County (Birmingham). 
11/2004 manufacturer MD 846 excellent minus$15 click to enlarge Never used. 
Alaska
Sorry, nothing currently available. 
Arizona
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1/2001 alternative fuelAF-3480 very good plus $20 click to enlarge Natural expiration. 
Arkansas
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12/1975 passenger car DKG 539 good minus $9 click to enlarge
1997 new car dealer F684 mint $10 click to enlarge Dealer master plate.  Never used. 
California
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1983 cotton-farm trailer 191 EH very good $20 click to enlarge Natural expiration.  Motorcycle-sized plate, 7 inches by 4 inches.  Slightly enlarged upper left and lower left bolt holes. 
1/1993 passenger car 2VMW082 very good, fair $6 for pair click to enlarge
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Will split pair; $5 for VG stickered rear plate; $1 for F unstickered front plate. 
undated passenger car 2WBV690 very good minus $4 click to enlarge Unstickered front plate, circa early 1990s. 
Colorado
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1952 passenger car renewal tab14-3841 very good $15 click to enlarge 14 = Fremont County (Canon City).  There were no 1952 Colorado plates except for motorcycle plates; instead, they affixed metal "52" tabs to the upper right corners of 1951 plates.  Tabs for non-passenger plate types had the plate type (such as "dealer" or "truck") stamped on the tab; passenger car plate tabs had no such designation.  Tab measures 3 inches by 1-1/4 inches.  No additional shipping charge if purchased with a plate; reduced shipping if purchased alone. 
1964 passenger car YL-1526 excellent, excellent minus $45 for pair click to enlarge
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YL = Teller County.  Never used!  A nearly, but not quite, flawless pair of plates.  Selling as a pair only. 
1964 passenger car YL-1527 very good plus, very good $40 for pair click to enlarge
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YL = Teller County.  Never used!  Extra white paint at bottom right edge of bottom plate is a manufacturing flaw.  Selling as a pair only. 
1966 passenger car UP-4546 good $12 click to enlarge UP = Fremont County (Canon City). 
1976 passenger car RS 9926 very good $8 click to enlarge RS = Jefferson County (suburban Denver). 
undated handicapped placard17529 very good minus $10 click to enlarge This is the size and shape of a license plate, but is actually a placard to be placed on top of the dashboard.  Circa 1980s. 
undated public utility355-AB4 excellent minus $12 click to enlarge Never used.  I believe these were used without expiration stickers on garbage trucks and the like.  Circa early 1990s.  AB = Denver County. 
6/1995 temporary 31203 R mint $1 click to enlarge Paper temporary vehicle registration, inside a plastic pouch with grommet holes at the top.  9 inches by 6-1/2 inches.  Reduced or free shipping. 
undated specialty 08753D very good minus $15 click to enlarge Pioneers / Settler's Descendant special interest plate.  Undated and unstickered, but from the late 1990s.  Vinyl sheeting is peeling along the top edge. 
Connecticut
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1947 passenger car KL 780 very good minus $30 click to enlarge Plate dimensions are 9-1/4" by 6". 
Delaware
Sorry, nothing currently available. 
District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.)
Sorry, nothing currently available. 
Florida
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1972 passenger car 1W-90468 good minus $10 click to enlarge 1 = Dade County (Miami). 
1975 passenger car 7-14105 very good $15 click to enlarge 7 = Orange County (Orlando). 
1976 passenger car 1-146342 very good $15 click to enlarge 1 = Dade County (Miami). 
1976 passenger car 48W-9997 very good plus $20 click to enlarge 48 = Clay County. 
10/1978 passenger car 1W400086 good $10 click to enlarge 1 = Dade County (Miami). 
10/1979 passenger car 6WW-127 good plus $12 click to enlarge 6 = Palm Beach County. 
undated specialty F31GR mint $20 click to enlarge University of Florida special interest plate.  Undated and unstickered, but from the 1990s. 
4/1998 specialty F31ZD very good minus $15 click to enlarge University of Florida special interest plate.  Natural expiration. 
undated collectible vehicle 218 869 excellent minus $12 click to enlarge Undated and unstickered, circa late 1990s.  Never used. 
Georgia
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1974 passenger car LEP 661 very good $12 click to enlarge Muscogee County (Columbus / Fort Benning). 
1990 city government 105399 very good minus $10 click to enlarge Cobb County (suburban Atlanta). 
2019 booster none mint $10 click to enlarge  New 8/2022!   Georgia Sheriffs' Association Honorary Member.  Two of these available. 
Hawaii
Sorry, nothing currently available. 
Idaho
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
12/2001 vanity MKUSMYL very good plus $20 click to enlarge  New 8/2022!   "Make you smile". 
12/2009 restricted vehicle ER4900 excellent $8 click to enlarge Natural expiration.  Motorcycle-sized plate, 7 inches by 4 inches.  Isssued to ATVs, dirt bikes, etc. for on-road use.  
Illinois
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1922 passenger car 441-413 good (2xh) $20 click to enlarge Two extra drilled bolt holes at top left.  Background paint is badly discolored; it should be light gray.  Registration card included, but the info is quite faded and hard to read.  Oversized plate; dimensions are 13-1/2" by 4-1/2". 
1928 passenger car 770-869 good $25 click to enlarge Background paint is mostly flat and textured.  Registration card included, but the info is faded and hard to read.  Oversized plate; dimensions are 13-3/4" by 4-7/16". 
1930 passenger car 532-596 fair * $8 click to enlarge * Torn left bolt slot.  Registration card included, but the info is quite faded and hard to read.  Oversized plate; dimensions are 13-5/8" by 4-7/16". 
1931 passenger car 401-173 fair $8 click to enlarge Rusty, especially around the state abbreviation and year.  Oversized plate; dimensions are 13-5/8" by 4-3/8". 
1933 passenger car 798-514 fair plus $10 click to enlarge Some bends.  Oversized plate; dimensions are 13-5/8" by 4-3/8". 
1935 passenger car 936-874 poor $7 click to enlarge 1935 was a bad paint year, and this plate is fairly typical.  Plate dimensions are 12" by 5-1/2". 
1936 passenger car 1-052-290 amateur repaint $15 click to enlarge Plate has had text applied to the top and bottom edges that reads "Workin' on a Groovy Thing / Bonnie & Clyde".  I would think this could be easily removed but I haven't tried.  Plate dimensions are 11-1/4" by 5-5/16". 
1936 passenger car 1-102-761 good minus $10 click to enlarge Plate dimensions are 11-1/4" by 5-1/4". 
1938 passenger car 1011-882 good minus $10 click to enlarge White paint on the embossed characters is nearly gone.  Plate dimensions are 11-3/4" by 5-1/2". 
1938 passenger car 1240 900 poor (nh) $5 click to enlarge Rusty & crusty; background paint is nearly completely gone.  Nail hole to the right of the upper left bolt hole.  Plate dimensions are 11-3/4" by 5-1/2". 
1940 passenger car 1273 889 good $12 click to enlarge Plate dimensions are 11-5/8" by 5-1/2". 
1941 passenger car 1080 912 good plus $14 click to enlarge Plate dimensions are 11-11/16" by 5-9/16". 
1942 passenger car 320 965 very good minus $15 click to enlarge Plate dimensions are 11-3/8" by 5-5/8". 
1942 passenger car 1293 420 fair (2xh) $20 click to enlarge 420 plate!  Two drilled holes above the bottom bolt holes.  Plate dimensions are 11-11/16" by 5-5/8". 
1942 passenger car 1417 848 very good minus $15 click to enlarge Plate dimensions are 11-3/4" by 5-5/8". 
1944 passenger car 1409 558 good plus $12 click to enlarge This is a real license plate; Illinois plates were made of fiberboard from 1943 to 1948.  Plate dimensions are 11-1/2" by 5-7/16". 
1945 passenger car 30 428 very good minus $15 click to enlarge This is a real license plate; Illinois plates were made of fiberboard from 1943 to 1948.  Plate dimensions are 11-7/16" by 5-1/2". 
1946 passenger car 178 433 very good minus $15 click to enlarge This is a real license plate; Illinois plates were made of fiberboard from 1943 to 1948.  Plate dimensions are 11-9/16" by 5-1/2". 
1946 passenger car 1025 134 fair (2nh) $5 click to enlarge This is a real license plate; Illinois plates were made of fiberboard from 1943 to 1948.  Two nail holes above the upper bolt holes; paint overspray.  Plate dimensions are 11-3/8" by 5-1/2". 
1947 passenger car 253 475 good minus $8 click to enlarge This is a real license plate; Illinois plates were made of fiberboard from 1943 to 1948.  Plate dimensions are 11-7/16" by 5-1/2". 
1947 passenger car 1237-945 good plus $12 click to enlarge This is a real license plate; Illinois plates were made of fiberboard from 1943 to 1948.  Plate dimensions are 11-5/8" by 5-1/2". 
1948 passenger car 1292 347 fair (xh, 2nh) $5 click to enlarge This is a real license plate; Illinois plates were made of fiberboard from 1943 to 1948.  Fiberboard plates were reported to have been popular with goats, and this one looks like it might have had an encounter with one.  An extra drilled hole next to the original upper right bolt hole, and two nail holes above the upper bolt holes.  Plate dimensions are 12-7/16" by 5-1/2". 
1949 passenger car 647 097 fair plus $8 click to enlarge Plate dimensions are 11-5/16" by 5-5/8". 
1949 passenger car 838 207 good minus $10 click to enlarge Plate dimensions are 11-5/16" by 5-5/8". 
1949 passenger car 1275 957 fair $7 click to enlarge Plate dimensions are 12-3/16" by 5-5/8". 
1950 passenger car 610 842 good minus $10 click to enlarge Plate dimensions are 11-5/16" by 5-5/8". 
1950 passenger car 1449 835 very good minus $16 click to enlarge Plate dimensions are 12-3/16" by 5-5/8". 
1951 passenger car 813 099 good minus $10 click to enlarge Plate dimensions are 11-5/16" by 5-5/8". 
1952 passenger car 806 112 good $12 click to enlarge Plate dimensions are 11-1/4" by 5-5/8". 
1952 passenger car 1449 835 good plus $14 click to enlarge Plate dimensions are 12-3/16" by 5-5/8". 
1953 passenger car 873 338 good $12 click to enlarge Plate dimensions are 11-1/4" by 5-5/8". 
1953 passenger car 1842 985 good minus $10 click to enlarge Plate dimensions are 12-1/8" by 5-5/8". 
1954 passenger car 844 303 good plus $14 click to enlarge Plate dimensions are 11-1/4" by 5-5/8". 
1954 passenger car 2326 824 good plus $14 click to enlarge Plate dimensions are 12-1/2" by 5-5/8". 
1955 passenger car 2223 663 good minus $10 click to enlarge Plate dimensions are 12-1/2" by 5-5/8". 
1957 passenger car 1680 282 very good minus $12 click to enlarge
1958 passenger car 1060 480 very good minus $12 click to enlarge
1958 passenger car 2237 628 good minus $7 click to enlarge
1959 passenger car 268 055 very good minus $12 click to enlarge
1959 passenger car 2084014 fair plus $5 click to enlarge
1960 passenger car 1064 238 good minus $7 click to enlarge
1961 passenger car 310 713 good $8 click to enlarge
1962 passenger car 410 542 good plus $10 click to enlarge
1963 passenger car 192 940 very good, very good minus $30 for pair click to enlarge
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Paint is solid, but both plates have numerous minor bends.  The dark patches are not paint problems, but rather are shadows from the bends.  Selling as a pair only. 
1965 passenger car AB 2157 very good, very good $40 for pair click to enlarge
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Selling as a pair only. 
1966 passenger car 393 785 good minus, fair plus $7 for pair click to enlarge
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Will split pair; $4 for G- (top) plate, $3 for F+ (bottom) plate. 
1966 passenger car FA 1833 very good, good $30 for pair click to enlarge
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Selling as a pair only. 
1967 passenger car 435 590 very good minus $9 click to enlarge
1967 passenger car GS 8331 very good minus $9 click to enlarge
1968 passenger car 199 695 very good, very good minus $35 for pair click to enlarge
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Selling as a pair only. 
1970 passenger car 323 764 very good minus (4xh) * $5 click to enlarge * Four extra bolt holes added by the motorist. 
1971 passenger car 243 048 very good, very good minus $25 for pair click to enlarge
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Sellling as a pair only. 
1974-75 antique vehicle 3478 very good plus $10 click to enlarge
1974-75 antique vehicle 3479 excellent, very good $22 for pair click to enlarge
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Will split pair; $12 for EX plate; $10 for VG plate. 
1974-75 antique vehicle 3942 excellent, good $18 for pair click to enlarge
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Will split pair; $12 for EX plate; $6 for G plate. 
1976-77 antique vehicle 869 very good plus, very good minus $18 for pair click to enlarge
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Will split pair; $10 for VG+ plate; $8 for VG- plate. 
1976-77 antique vehicle 870 very good plus, very good plus $20 for pair click to enlarge
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Will split pair; $10 for each plate. 
1976-77 antique vehicle 871 very good $8 click to enlarge
1977 passenger car EB 1887 very good minus $5 click to enlarge  New 9/2022!  
1978-79 antique vehicle 869 excellent, excellent $24 for pair click to enlarge
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Will split pair; $12 for each plate. 
1978-79 antique vehicle 870 excellent $12 click to enlarge
undated passenger car 1034 very good plus $35 click to enlarge Low number!  Unstickered front plate, 1979 base. 
1980-81 antique vehicle 870 good plus $8 click to enlarge Background sheeting is discolored more than is evident in the photo, particularly between the plate number and the word "vehicle". 
1982-83 antique vehicle 869 very good $10 click to enlarge
1982-83 antique vehicle 870 very good $10 click to enlarge ;
undated passenger car 1251 good plus $30 click to enlarge Low number!  Unstickered front plate, 1983 base. 
1984-85 antique vehicle 869 very good plus $10 click to enlarge
1984-85 charitable vehicle 2482 CV very good minus $5 click to enlarge These plates were issued to trucks, vans, and buses owned by charities and religious organizations. 
1986-87 antique vehicle 870 very good plus $10 click to enlarge
undated specialty E75566 excellent minus $15 click to enlarge Environmental special interest plate.  Unstickered front plate from the 1990s.  Small scrapes near the two right-side bolt holes.  Never used. 
Indiana
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1959 trailer 30084A fair plus $10 click to enlarge 3,000 lb. trailer.  Oversized plate; dimensions are 13-3/4" by 5-7/8". 
1974 house car 41303 very good plus $8 click to enlarge This plate type issued to motor homes.  Never used. 
2/1975 passenger car 36C9233 very good $5 click to enlarge 36 = Jackson County (Seymour). 
1975 special machinery 21148 very good minus $7 click to enlarge Background sheeting is discolored.  Never used. 
1980 trailer 9881 A very good minus $2 click to enlarge 3,000 lb. trailer.  Some rust on the back. 
5/1993 mobile home dealer 5482M5 excellent minus $5 click to enlarge Never used. 
5/1993 RV dealer 6684M1 excellent minus $5 click to enlarge Never used. 
Iowa
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1973 travel trailer H/F 6955 very good minus $4 click to enlarge
1973 truck A/R 1861 very good $5 click to enlarge Minor manufacturing errors: embossed features are slightly diagonal relative to the metal; edge is not straight above the upper right bolt hole. 
10/1987 passenger car LZT 136 very good plus $20 click to enlarge Carroll County; natural expiration.  Unusual year sticker marked DuplicateSee a close-up of the sticker hereSOLD to R.M., Nov. 22, 2022. 
7/1992 travel trailer JMG 511 very good $6 click to enlarge Natural expiration. 
undated specialty sample SAMPLE mint $10 click to enlarge Simpson College
United States, Kansas to Wyoming
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