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

 

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

New plates were last added on May 18, 2019.  This page was last updated on May 18, 2019. 

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

  • 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 Montana
Alabama
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
8/1999 specialty LC 394 excellent $15 click to enlarge Letter Carrier special interest plate.  Natural expiration. 
Arizona
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undated souvenir NAVAJO very good plus $10 click to enlarge State-manufactured souvenir plate.  Note:  This is NOT a real license plate.  Never used; would be in mint condition except for a few small scractches and paint rubbed off the raised border. 
1975 sample SAM 000 mint $20 click to enlarge  New 5/2019!  
undated passenger car AYX-639 good minus $6 click to enlarge  New 5/2019!   Unstickered front plate, circa early 1980s. 
2000 passenger car LPF-861 very good $10 click to enlarge Improperly placed 1999 sticker is covering the month sticker; should peel off without difficulty. 
California
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1/1977 passenger car 876 PEY very good minus $18 click to enlarge Natural expiration. 
Colorado
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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 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 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). 
1975 passenger car TP 5399 very good $8 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   TP = Adams County (suburban Denver). 
1976 passenger RS 9926 very good, very good minus $15 for pair click to enlarge
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RS = Jefferson County (suburban Denver).  Will split pair; $8 for VG plate (top), $7 for VG- plate (bottom). 
undated passenger car UCB3966 very good $4 click to enlarge  New 5/2019!   Unstickered front plate, circa 1990s.  UC series = Logan County. 
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
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1947 passenger car KL 780 very good minus $40 click to enlarge Plate dimensions are 9-1/4" by 6". 
Delaware
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1/1975 passenger car 338841 very good $12 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!  
10/1998 passenger car 987974 very good minus $8 click to enlarge
Florida
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1970-71 passenger car 2-84391 very good minus $20 click to enlarge 2 = Duval County (Jacksonville). 
1972 passenger car 11-93 very good $25 click to enlarge 11 = Alachua County (Gainesville).  Desirable low number plate! 
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. 
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. 
Georgia
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1974 passenger car LEP 661 very good $12 click to enlarge Muscogee County (Columbus / Fort Benning). 
4/1998 passenger car 122 KBR very good plus $5 click to enlarge Bibb County (Macon).  Natural expiration; never used.  Scrapes on raised letters and numbers appear to have been touched up, and are not as bad as they seem in the photo. 
Idaho
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8/1987 passenger car 7/C 11 068 very good $9 click to enlarge  New 5/2019!   7C = Custer County. 
Illinois
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1953 passenger car 1657 345 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". 
1955 passenger car 2198 636 good $12 click to enlarge Plate dimensions are 12-1/5" by 5-5/8". 
1956 passenger car 2188240 good, fair plus $15 for pair click to enlarge
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Bottom plate has some missing metal along the bottom edge.  Will split pair; $9 for G (top) plate, $6 for F+ (bottom) plate. 
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. 
1961 passenger car 310 713 good minus $5 click to enlarge
1964 passenger car HV 6792 good plus $5 click to enlarge Minor rust along top of plate not evident in the photo. 
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. 
1975 municipal government M 38 134 excellent $15 click to enlarge Never used, and in nearly perfect condition. 
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.  Undated and unstickered, but 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. 
8/2018 special event 17 excellent $20 click to enlarge Illinois Bicentennial 1818-2018 special event plate sponsored by the Mid-America Plate Association, an ALPCA Region in the Chicago area.  Yes, this IS a real license plate that was valid for street use for 60 days.  Would be in mint condtion except for a tiny scratch in the upper left corner of the Illinois map. 
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". 
3/1975 passenger car 99B6967 very good $5 click to enlarge 99 = Marion County (Indianapolis). 
1978 truck 66293Z good plus $2 click to enlarge 7,000 lb. truck.  Some rust on the back. 
3/1979 passenger car 2 W6796 very good $5 click to enlarge 2 = Allen County (Fort Wayne).  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. 
1995 military 174 very good $20 click to enlarge Ex POW (former prisoner of war) military veteran plate. 
2/1999 truck 647088A very good $4 click to enlarge 7,000 lb. truck. 
5/2012 specialty R/K 2546 good $15 click to enlarge Riley Hospital for Children special interest plate.  49 = Marion County (Indianapolis). 
Iowa
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
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
Kansas
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
(1917-18) passenger car 49012 poor $25 click to enlarge Undated plate was valid July 1917 to June 1918.  Background paint is gone, but metal is solid.  Original colors were black on light olive green.  Oversized plate; dimensions are 15" by 6". 
(1918-19) passenger car 113531 fair $20 click to enlarge Undated plate was valid July 1918 to June 1919.  Background paint is discolored, but metal is solid.  Original colors were dark green on white.  Oversized plate; dimensions are 15" by 6". 
1947 passenger car 2-28273 poor $5 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   Amateur repaint.  Back of plate is rusty.  Plate dimensions are 12" by 5-3/8". 
1960 passenger car R/L-1766 good plus $15 click to enlarge  REDUCED 2/2019!   Centennial 1961.  R/L = Riley County (Manhattan).  Was $20. 
1961 passenger car D/K-970 good plus $15 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   Centennial 1961.  D/K = Dickinson County. 
1962 passenger car D/K-1648 very good $15 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   D/K = Dickinson County.  Splotchy areas along the bottom center and above the "8" are not paint problems; the metal is a bit wavy from the embossing process in those places.
1963 passenger car M/R-1894 fair plus * $4 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   M/R = Morris County.  * Plate has four nail holes, plus various dents and scratches. 
1964 passenger car D/K-865 very good $15 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   D/K = Dickinson County. 
1964 passenger car D/K-875 good $8 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   D/K = Dickinson County. 
1964 passenger car R/L-10596 good plus $10 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   R/L = Riley County (Manhattan). 
1964 passenger car S/G-123047 very good $15 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   S/G = Sedgwick County (Wichita). 
1965 passenger car H/V-1845 good plus $10 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   H/V = Harvey County. 
1965 passenger car M/R-1265 fair plus * $4 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   M/R = Morris County.  * Plate has three nail holes, plus various dents and scratches. 
1966 passenger car H/V-6275 good $8 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   H/V = Harvey County. 
1966 passenger car M/P-3445 very good minus$12 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   M/P = McPherson County. 
1967 passenger car D/K-602 good minus $6 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   D/K = Dickinson County. 
1967 passenger car H/V-7901 good minus $6 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   H/V = Harvey County. 
1968 passenger car D/K-602 good minus $6 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   D/K = Dickinson County. 
1969 passenger car H/V-6877 fair plus $4 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   H/V = Harvey County. 
1969 passenger car M/P-5058 good $8 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   M/P = McPherson County. 
10/1971 passenger car H/VS 479 very good $15 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   H/V = Harvey County. 
4/1972 passenger car J/OC10045 good minus $6 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   J/O = Johnson County (suburban Kansas City). 
4/1974 passenger car J/OC 7362 good minus $6 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   J/O = Johnson County (suburban Kansas City). 
1975 non-highway G/E 2515 very good plus $12 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   G/E = Geary County (Junction City).  Kansas "non-highway" plates were issued to mobile homes.  Unused, but light rub marks on white border and slight areas of missing paint along bottom edge. 
1975 passenger car H/VE 853 good minus $6 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   H/V = Harvey County. 
1975 passenger car S/GH 1341 good plus $10 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   S/G = Sedgwick County (Wichita). 
1976 passenger car J/OC 6679 very good minus $10 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   J/O = Johnson County (suburban Kansas City).  Version 1 with the rounded "6" in the embossed year.  This is an unstickered front plate; its mate is the 1979 plate with the same number, below. 
1976 passenger car J/OC 6680 good $6 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   J/O = Johnson County (suburban Kansas City).  Version 1 with the rounded "6" in the embossed year.  This is an unstickered front plate; its mate is the 1980 plate with the same number, below. 
1978 non-highway J/O 932 very good $12 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   J/O = Johnson County (suburban Kansas City).  Kansas "non-highway" plates were issued to mobile homes.  Natural expiration.  Unused, but light rub marks on white border and slight areas of rust along bottom edge. 
1979 passenger car J/OC 6679 very good minus $10 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   J/O = Johnson County (suburban Kansas City).  Version 1 with the rounded "6" in the embossed year.  This is a stickered rear plate; its mate is the 1976 plate with the same number, above. 
1980 passenger car J/OC 6680 good plus $8 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   J/O = Johnson County (suburban Kansas City).  Version 1 with the rounded "6" in the embossed year.  This is a stickered front plate; its mate is the 1976 plate with the same number, above. 
1980 passenger car J/OC32574 very good plus $15 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   J/O = Johnson County (suburban Kansas City).  Version 2 with the pointed "6" in the embossed year.  Natural expiration. 
Kentucky
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1968 motorcycle 44466 very good $30 click to enlarge Dimensions are 8-1/8" by 5-1/8".  Never used.  Slight rust around the edges. 
Louisiana
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1965 farm truck 645-040 good $30 click to enlarge  New 3/2019!   Never used, but some rust around the edges and between the rightmost zero and the border.  FU Truck 6001+ means "farm-use truck over 6,000 lbs".
Maine
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
6/1985 passenger car 83272 C good $5 click to enlarge  New 5/2019!  
6/1994 ATV 54-054 mint $7 click to enlarge All-terrain vehicle plate.  Dimensions are 7-1/8" by 4".  Natural expiration; never used. 
2/2007 semi-perm trailer 07 86184 excellent $5 click to enlarge This plate type is used on semi-trailers. 
Maryland
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1934 passenger car 44-860 fair plus, fair $120 for pair click to enlarge
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Tercentenary (300th anniversary).  Oversized plates; dimensions are 15" by 6". 
3/1939 passenger car 484-967 good, good minus $80 for pair click to enlarge
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 New 2/2019!   These plates are correct for 1938 and 1939 cars and trucks.  There were no Maryland plates with the year 1938 on them.  Oversized plates; dimensions are 13" by 6". 
1975 farm truck F071 good plus $15 click to enlarge
1975 passenger car PL 7425 very good minus $8 click to enlarge  New 2/2019!   Natural expiration. 
undated local government G 1080 good minus $12 click to enlarge Red-on-white plates were used between 1975 and 1980.  Local government plates with four-digit numbers were issued to City of Baltimore vehicles and are far less common than those with five-digit numbers.  Numbering began at G 1001, so this is the 80th plate in the series.  This plate has numerous minor bends, discoloration, and other blemishes that aren't evident in the photo. 
1980 specialty passenger car 209 ACX very good minus $20 click to enlarge Bicentennial special interest passenger car plate. 
1980 specialty vanity TMAC good minus $10 click to enlarge Bicentennial special interest vanity plate.  Sheeting is yellowed and cracked. 
1980 specialty vanity WM very good plus $25 click to enlarge Bicentennial special interest vanity plate. 
1985 specialty multi-purpose passenger vehicle (MPV) 02214X very good minus $40 click to enlarge 350th Anniversary special interest plate; version 2 without space in serial.  MPV plates were rare on this base.  MPVs were truck-based passenger vehicles, including passenger vans, SUVs, motor homes, and private buses. 
1986 specialty multi-purpose passenger vehicle (MPV) 00479 X very good minus, good plus $75 for pair click to enlarge
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350th Anniversary special interest plates; version 1 with space in serial.  MPV plates were rare on this base.  MPVs were truck-based passenger vehicles, including passenger vans, SUVs, motor homes, and private buses.  Dark stains on the bottom plate are a bit more pronounced than the photo would indicate.  Will split pair; $40 for VG- (top) plate; $35 for G+ (bottom) plate. 
8/1987 specialty passenger car 444 ACV very good plus, very good $25 for pair click to enlarge
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350th Anniversary special interest passenger car plates.  Will split pair; $13 for VG+ 1987 (top) plate; $12 for VG 1986 (bottom) plate. 
undated street rod 005*76N very good $25 click to enlarge  New 5/2019!   Street Rod; unstickered front plate; 1986 hologram. 
8/1990 passenger car TMR 060 very good plus, very good $20 for pair click to enlarge
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Will split pair; $12 for stickered VG+ (top) plate, $8 for unstickered VG (bottom) plate. 
undated organizational member A/L 1208 very good minus $50 click to enlarge Mid 1990s graphic organizational member license plate issued to a member of the American Legion.  Unstickered front plate. 
undated organizational member A/L 1506 very good minus $50 click to enlarge Mid 1990s graphic organizational member license plate issued to a member of the American Legion.  Unstickered front plate. 
10/1998 specialty multi-purpose passenger vehicle (MPV) ACL 17A very good minus, very good plus $30 for pair click to enlarge
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Treasure the Chesapeake special interest MPV plates.  MPVs were truck-based passenger vehicles, including passenger vans, mini-vans, SUVs, motor homes, and private buses.  Natural expiration.  Will split pair; individual plates are $15 each. 
Massachusetts
DateTypeSerialGradePriceImageComments
1957 passenger car 729-978 good minus $15 click to enlarge 1957 plates were issued and used in both 1957 and 1958.  There were no 1958 Massachusetts plates. 
1966 passenger car 273-811 very good (3xh), good plus (3xh) $20 for pair click to enlarge
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Both plates have 3 drilled holes, above, below, and next to the "2" in the plate number.  Selling as a pair only. 
1966 passenger car H87-862 very good minus (3xh), fair (3xh) $15 for pair click to enlarge
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Both plates have 3 drilled holes, above, below, and on the "H" in the plate number.  Fair condition plate also has dents, bends, and scrapes.  Will split pair; $10 for VG- plate, $5 for F plate. 
1972 motorcycle LX 9529 very good $15 click to enlarge Dimensions are 7-5/8" by 4-5/8". 
Michigan
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1966 commercial (truck, etc.) 8346-CJ excellent minus $12 click to enlarge Never used. 
Minnesota
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1973 passenger car 8WD 282 good plus $8 click to enlarge Natural registration.  8 = Northeastern part of state. 
12/1994 military W/II 1578 very good $30 click to enlarge World War II Vet military veteran plate. 
7/2002 passenger car CYJ-666 very good $7 click to enlarge
Mississippi
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undated specialty 26W03 excellent minus $10 click to enlarge Mississippi University for Women special interest plate.  Undated and unstickered, but from the 1990s. 
undated motorcycle trailer T1506 excellent $15 click to enlarge Undated and unstickered, but from the late 1990s / early 2000s. 
2/1999 church bus CB 8155 mint $7 click to enlarge Natural expiration; never used. 
4/1999 specialty 81D mint $15 click to enlarge I Love Mississippi University / Sunflower School special interest plate.  Natural expiration; never used. 
9/2009 passenger car RDM 643 very good plus $6 click to enlarge Rankin County; natural expiration. 
Missouri
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1998 drive away DA-6810 very good plus $15 click to enlarge This type used by automotive businesses to drive unregistered vehicles. 
Montana
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9/1978 passenger car 14-9193 very good minus $10 click to enlarge  New 5/2019!   Bicentennial; natural expiration; 14 = Custer County. 
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