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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 July 15, 2021.  This page was last updated on July 15, 2021. 

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 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 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
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
(1976) for hire ZZC 171 mint $12 click to enlarge "For Hire" plates are issued to taxis.  This base was valid without stickers during 1976.  Never used. 
5/1993 occasional use OHA 553 good plus (nh) $10 click to enlarge Nail hole to the left of the month sticker.  Beats me what these were used for. 
Arizona
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1/2001 alternative fuelAF-3480 very good plus $20 click to enlarge  New 4/2021!   Natural expiration. 
Arkansas
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
12/1975 passenger car DKG 539 good minus $9 click to enlarge
undated farm-to-marketLGI 859 very good plus $30 click to enlarge  New 4/2021!   Undated and never used, from the late 1970s or so.  I've been told this is a bus type. 
6/1996 farm productsF185446 very good $10 click to enlarge Never used. 
1997 new car dealer F684 mint $10 click to enlarge Dealer master plate.  Never used. 
1997 used car dealerEx 74283 mint $5 click to enlarge Never used. 
2/2001 school vehicle 256 EJA mint $10 click to enlarge  New 5/2021!   Never used. 
California
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1970 passenger car XUK 233 very good $25 click to enlarge  New 4/2021!  
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. 
1956 city truck 45-70 excellent minus $30 click to enlarge  New 4/2021!   45 = Kiowa County.  Never used.  City truck plates were issued to privately-owned trucks limited to 5 miles outside the city limits where registered. 
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). 
1967 metro truckTE-146 good $4 click to enlarge TE = Adams County (suburban Denver).  Used on a geographically limited commercial truck. 
1975 GTM tractorRS-623 excellent minus $10 click to enlarge RS = Jefferson County (suburban Denver).  Gross ton mile truck tractor. 
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. 
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. 
6/2000 recreational truck3HY3082 very good $10 click to enlarge HY = Weld County (Greeley).  Privately-owned, non-commercial truck. 
Connecticut
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1947 passenger car KL 780 very good minus $30 click to enlarge  Price cut 7/2021!   Plate dimensions are 9-1/4" by 6".  Was $40. 
2/1975 passenger car MM-8011 very good $12 click to enlarge
Delaware
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1/1975 passenger car 338841 very good $12 click to enlarge
District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.)
Sorry, nothing currently available. 
Florida
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1967-68 passenger car 16W12568 good minus $12 click to enlarge  New 7/2021!   16 = Sarasota County. 
1969-70 passenger car 18-5882 fair plus $8 click to enlarge  New 7/2021!   18 = Lee County (Fort Myers). Rusty and crusty.  
1970-71 passenger car 2-84391 very good minus $20 click to enlarge 2 = Duval County (Jacksonville). 
1972 passenger car 1W-90468 good minus $10 click to enlarge  New 7/2021!   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). 
Hawaii
Sorry, nothing currently available. 
Idaho
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1975 dealer D/L 135-4 very good $15 click to enlarge
1975 passenger car W 4 124 good plus $8 click to enlarge Natural expiration.  W = Washington County (Weiser). 
8/1987 passenger car 7/C 11 068 very good $9 click to enlarge 7C = Custer County. 
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  New 7/2021!   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". 
1924 passenger car 468-803 good minus $17 click to enlarge  New 7/2021!   Oversized plate; dimensions are 13-3/8" by 4-3/8". 
1925 passenger car 648-637 good plus (nh) $25 click to enlarge  New 7/2021!   Nail hole below the "7".  Background paint is consistently the rich brown color seen around the dash separator, but the areas that appear lighter are more flat and textured.  Registration card included, but the info is entirely faded and impossible to read.  Oversized plate; dimensions are 13-1/2" by 4-7/16". 
1928 passenger car 770-869 good $25 click to enlarge  New 7/2021!   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  New 7/2021!   * 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  New 7/2021!   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  New 7/2021!   Some bends.  Oversized plate; dimensions are 13-5/8" by 4-3/8". 
1935 passenger car 936-874 poor $7 click to enlarge  New 7/2021!   1935 was a bad paint year, and this plate is fairly typical.  Plate dimensions are 12" by 5-1/2". 
1936 passenger car 554-463 fair plus $10 click to enlarge  New 7/2021!   Plate dimensions are 11-1/4" by 5-1/4". 
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". 
1937 passenger car 1-011-668 good minus $10 click to enlarge  New 7/2021!   Plate dimensions are 11-1/4" by 5-3/8". 
1938 passenger car 1011-882 good minus $10 click to enlarge  New 7/2021!   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  New 7/2021!   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  New 7/2021!   Plate dimensions are 11-3/4" by 5-5/8". 
1945 passenger car 1131 669 good minus $8 click to enlarge This is a real license plate; Illinois plates were made of fiberboard from 1943 to 1948.  Fiberboard is torn slightly on either side of the bottom right bolt hole.  Plate dimensions are 11-1/2" 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". 
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 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 1449 835 very good minus $16 click to enlarge Plate dimensions are 12-3/16" 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 1657 345 good minus $10 click to enlarge Plate dimensions are 12-1/8" 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". 
1956 passenger car 2188240 good $9 click to enlarge
1957 passenger car 1680 282 very good minus $12 click to enlarge
1958 passenger car 1060 480 very good minus, fair plus $18 for pair click to enlarge
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Will split pair; $12 for VG- (top) plate, $6 for F+ (bottom) plate. 
1958 passenger car 2237 628 good minus $7 click to enlarge
1959 passenger car 2084014 fair plus $5 click to enlarge
1961 passenger car 310 713 good minus $5 click to enlarge
1965 special event 184 good plus $25 click to enlarge  New 7/2021!   These plates were issued to vehicles participating in an antique car show during the Illinois State Fair.  A few drips of red paint on the car graphic.  Dimensions are 11-7/8" by 6-1/4"; non-standard bolt hole placement. 
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. 
1976 passenger car RS 25 good minus $10 click to enlarge  New 4/2021!   1776-1976 U.S. Bicentennial plate.  Desirable short number.  Top, clear layer of sheeting is peeling off in places. 
undated passenger car 1034 very good plus $35 click to enlarge  New 4/2021!   Low number!  Unstickered front plate, 1979 base. 
undated passenger car 1251 good plus $30 click to enlarge  New 4/2021!   Low number!  Unstickered front plate, 1983 base. 
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. 
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. 
12/1996 special event 49 mint $10 click to enlarge The Little Home Church by the Wayside 125th Anniversary.  Yes, this IS a real license plate that was valid for street use for 60 days. 
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. 
1978 truck 66293Z good plus $2 click to enlarge 7,000 lb. truck.  Some rust on the back. 
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. 
1995 military 6621 excellent minus $12 click to enlarge Disabled American Veteran.  Never used. 
1995 military 174 very good $20 click to enlarge Ex POW (former prisoner of war) military veteran plate. 
1995 recovery 16+254 A very good $5 click to enlarge Tow truck plate.  Never used. 
2/1999 truck 647088A very good $4 click to enlarge 7,000 lb. truck. 
Iowa
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1973 travel trailer H/F 6955 very good minus $4 click to enlarge  New 7/2021!  
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 here
7/1992 travel trailer JMG 511 very good $6 click to enlarge  New 7/2021!   Natural expiration. 
undated official school52074 very good plus $5 click to enlarge  New 5/2021!   Issued to school district vehicles, including buses.  Likely from the 1980s or 1990s.  Never used. 
undated business trade305 SDQ very good plus $7 click to enlarge Pottawattamie County (Council Bluffs).  This type issued to light commercial trucks.  Unstickered front plate. 
undated specialty sample SAMPLE mint $10 click to enlarge Simpson College
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