WW2 California Trailer License Plate For Sale (((SOLD)))

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WW2 California Trailer License Plate For Sale (((SOLD)))

Post by John Neuenburg » Wed May 11, 2022 2:07 pm

I have a 1942 California trailer license plate for sale. Excellent condition, very straight as you can see in pic #3. This was the active plate on a Bantam I shipped to a buyer in Australia in 2011. I kept the plate.

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A 1942 plate would have been used in 1942, 43, 44 and 45. You would get a 1942 plate like this in 1942, then in 1943 due to the metal shortage there was a metal Validation Tab attached to cover the 42. It was white with a red "V" in it. Then in 1944 you received a validation sticker, not sure if this was pasted on the plate. From 1945 to 1955 there were metal Validation Tabs with year on them, then stickers. If I had a 1943-1945 trailer I think it would be cool to mount a "V" tab on a plate like this. This one came with those aluminum tabs shown in the picture.

PT prefix was used in those days for trailer plates. It stood for Pneumatic Tire. There were also ST plates which stood for Standard Tire.

CA DMV has a Year of Manufacture program for using vintage plates on vehicles. There is a downloadable YOM form on their website. It is here:
https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/?s=YOM

I talked to a DMV rep and she said this plate is OK to assign to a trailer. Take the form and I assume the plate to DMV. Pretty sure you don't include the PT prefix when writing the license number. Check Box 1.

$100 firm plus shipping. PayPal, check, or money order.
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Re: WW2 California Trailer License Plate For Sale

Post by Rustman » Wed May 11, 2022 6:24 pm

That's incredible! If I was in California I'd snap that up.

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Re: WW2 California Trailer License Plate For Sale

Post by John Neuenburg » Thu May 12, 2022 10:50 am

Rustman wrote:
Wed May 11, 2022 6:24 pm
That's incredible! If I was in California I'd snap that up.

Matthew
Yeah trailer plates are not common in the vintage trailer market. Probably better to put on Epay to reach the car and vintage travel trailer crowd for more money but I'd rather see a MV owner get it.
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Re: WW2 California Trailer License Plate For Sale

Post by Ron in NorCal » Thu May 12, 2022 12:13 pm

I’ll take it! PM sent.

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Re: WW2 California Trailer License Plate For Sale

Post by John Neuenburg » Fri May 13, 2022 4:43 pm

Selling to Ron pending funds.
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1942 Ford GPW British Special Air Service Regiment Replica
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Re: WW2 California Trailer License Plate For Sale

Post by John Neuenburg » Fri May 27, 2022 3:05 pm

John Neuenburg wrote:
Fri May 13, 2022 4:43 pm
Selling to Ron pending funds.
It's on the way today Ron, sorry for the delay.
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