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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 April 12, 2024.  This page was last updated on May 25, 2024. 

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
1/2000 veteran POW 1274 very good minus $15 click to enlarge  New 4/2024!   Former prisoner of war additional vehicle plate.  Natural expiration.  Former POWs registering a second or subsequent vehicle are charged registration fees for that vehicle, and the plate is issued with expiration stickers. 
9/2007 optional AM01880 excellent $10 click to enlarge  New 4/2024!   God Bless America optional passenger car plate.  Version 1 (embossed).  Natural expiration. 
1/2008 optional 75622AN very good minus $4 click to enlarge  New 4/2024!   God Bless America optional passenger car plate.  Version 2 (flat, with sticker boxes).  Natural expiration. 
2/2008 optional 05710AR excellent $5 click to enlarge  New 4/2024!   God Bless America optional passenger car plate.  Version 3 (flat, no sticker boxes).  Natural expiration. 
7/2008 optional AT71067 excellent $5 click to enlarge  New 4/2024!   God Bless America optional passenger car plate.  Version 2 (flat, with sticker boxes).  Natural expiration. 
10/2008 optional AV68424 excellent $5 click to enlarge  New 4/2024!   God Bless America optional passenger car plate.  Version 3 (flat, no sticker boxes).  Natural expiration. 
Alaska
Sorry, nothing currently available. 
Arizona
Sorry, nothing currently available. 
Arkansas
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undated border city MGE 872 very good minus $15 click to enlarge  New 1/2024!   These Border City plates are issued to taxis based in Texarkana. 
California
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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. 
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
1975 passenger car 7-14105 very good $15 click to enlarge 7 = Orange County (Orlando). 
1976 passenger car 48W-9997 very good plus $20 click to enlarge 48 = Clay County. 
10/1979 passenger car 6WW-127 good plus $12 click to enlarge 6 = Palm Beach County. 
7/1989 passenger car 664 GXV very good minus $6 click to enlarge Pinellas County (St. Petersburg). 
1/1994 restricted U41 02A good plus $10 click to enlarge Apparently this plate type could be used for a variety of vehicle types and restrictions on use. 
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
1990 city government 105399 very good minus $10 click to enlarge Cobb County (suburban Atlanta). 
2019 booster none mint $10 click to enlarge Georgia Sheriffs' Association Honorary Member
Hawaii
Sorry, nothing currently available. 
Idaho
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
12/2001 vanity MKUSMYL very good plus $20 click to enlarge "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". 
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 1-102-761 good minus $10 click to enlarge Plate dimensions are 11-1/4" by 5-1/4". 
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". 
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". 
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". 
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". 
1958 passenger car 2237 628 good minus $7 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 dealer D/L 2221 N good minus $15 click to enlarge
1962 passenger car 410 542 good plus $10 click to enlarge
1962 passenger car 721 401 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 dealer D/L 2221 B very good minus, good plus $35 for pair click to enlarge
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Will split pair; $20 for VG- (top) plate, $15 for G+ (bottom) plate. 
1967 dealer D/L 2221 AA good plus $15 click to enlarge
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 dealer D/L 2221 AB very good plus $25 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. 
1971 passenger car 243 048 very good, very good minus $25 for pair click to enlarge
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Selling as a pair only. 
1972 dealer D/L 2221 B very good minus $15 click to enlarge
1972 passenger car GN 121 very good minus, very good minus $20 for pair click to enlarge
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Selling as a pair only. 
1973 dealer D/L 2221 B very good minus $15 click to enlarge
1973 passenger car GN 121 very good plus, very good $13 for pair click to enlarge
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Will split pair; $7 for VG+ plate (top), $6 for VG plate (bottom). 
1973 political 45 very good minus $20 click to enlarge Official Senate.  Issued to an Illinois state senator. 
1974 dealer D/L 2221 M very good plus $20 click to enlarge
1974 dealer D/L 2221 AB very good 4xh* $10 click to enlarge *Four extra drilled holes. 
1974 dealer D/L 2221 AD very good, very good $40 for pair click to enlarge
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Will split pair; $20 each. 
1974 passenger car GN 121 very good, very good plus $13 for pair click to enlarge
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Will split pair; $6 for VG plate (top), $7 for VG+ plate (bottom). 
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. 
1975 passenger car GN 121 very good minus, good plus $9 for pair click to enlarge
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Will split pair; $5 for VG- plate (top), $4 for G+ plate (bottom). 
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 319 869 very good minus $5 click to enlarge
1977 passenger car EB 1887 very good minus $5 click to enlarge
1977 passenger car GN 121 very good minus, very good minus $10 for pair click to enlarge
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Will split pair; $5 for each plate. 
1978 political 45 excellent minus $30 click to enlarge Official Senate.  Issued to an Illinois state senator. 
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". 
10/1981 passenger car 474 853 very good, very good $10 for pair click to enlarge
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Will split pair; $5 for each plate. 
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. 
9/1984 passenger car 456 902 very good, very good minus $9 for pair click to enlarge
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Will split pair; $5 for natural 1979 VG plate (top); $4 for 1984 VG- plate (bottom). 
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
6/1997 city tax plate 3131 very good plus $10 click to enlarge  New 1/2024!   Chicago Demonstration Motor Vehicle vehicle tax plate.  Plate dimensions are 5" by 3".  Small engraved text reads "Richard M. Daley, Mayor / James J. Laski, City Clerk". 
Indiana
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1966 church bus 428 fair plus $8 click to enlarge
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. 
2/1978 passenger car 79A7192 very good minus $8 click to enlarge 79 = Tippecanoe County (Lafayette).  Rust on the back. 
3/1979 passenger car 34C 80 very good minus $8 click to enlarge 34 = Howard County (Kokomo); low-numbered reserve series.  Some rust on the back. 
1979 truck 98133W very good $5 click to enlarge 7,000 lb. truck. 
1980 trailer 9881 A very good minus $2 click to enlarge 3,000 lb. trailer.  Some rust on the back. 
3/1983 passenger car 34A 80 very good $10 click to enlarge 34 = Howard County (Kokomo); low-numbered reserve series. 
3/1984 passenger car 34B9743 good plus $6 click to enlarge 34 = Howard County (Kokomo). 
4/1987 passenger car 34F2002 very good $10 click to enlarge 34 = Howard County (Kokomo).  Natural expiration. 
4/1987 passenger car 34 J 70 very good minus $8 click to enlarge 34 = Howard County (Kokomo); low-numbered reserve series.  Natural expiration. 
4/1988 passenger car 34 E 79 good $4 click to enlarge 34 = Howard County (Kokomo); low-numbered reserve series.  Natural expiration.  Turning gray; some rust on the back. 
4/1989 passenger car 34 E 79 good $4 click to enlarge 34 = Howard County (Kokomo); low-numbered reserve series.  Natural expiration.  Turning gray; some rust on the back. 
2/1990 passenger car 79B2411 very good $10 click to enlarge 79 = Tippecanoe County (Lafayette). 
2/1990 passenger car 79B2413 very good $10 click to enlarge 79 = Tippecanoe County (Lafayette). 
1993 passenger car 79A7133 very good $10 click to enlarge 79 = Tippecanoe County (Lafayette).  Month sticker covered by year stickers.  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. 
2/1999 ham radio KB9KNP very good plus $10 click to enlarge
2/2000 ham radio KB9KNP very good plus $10 click to enlarge
2/2003 ham radio KB9KNP very good plus $10 click to enlarge
4/2008 optional J/P 3317 excellent minus $5 click to enlarge  New 4/2024!   In God We Trust optional passenger car plate.  Version 1 with no recycle symbol. 
10/2010 optional D/K 4627 very good plus $5 click to enlarge  New 4/2024!   In God We Trust optional passenger car plate.  Version 2 with recycle symbol in lower left corner. 
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. 
1977 truck 2/8 AW7457 mint, mint $10 for pair click to enlarge
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2/8 = Delaware County.  Will split pair; $5 each plate. 
undated official county 26589 excellent $10 click to enlarge Intended for use on a county-owned vehicle.  Valid for use between about 1984 and 2000.  Never used. 
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
3/2005 specialty 548UC very good plus $20 click to enlarge  New 4/2024!   God Bless America.  Page County. 
United States, Kansas to Wyoming
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