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INDEX OF PLATES FOR SALE

Examples of license plate grading:
"Poor" condition (p)


p - Poor: A plate with severe blemishes, scratches, rubs or scuffs. This is commonly the condition of plates which have been lying in the street and run over frequently. Older plates may have been tacked up in a barn for several decades. On reflectorized plates the scotchlite may be flaking off in large pieces due to rust. Unreflectorized plates generally have very little to no paint remaining. Unless the plate is particularly rare or old, plates in this condition are generally considered trash.


Oklahoma 1936:
poor condition Oklahoma 1936

Texas 1994 disabled veteran:
poor condition Texas disabled veteran
This is what happens when license plates are used for too many years. The reflective material of the background has been dried out and burned off by too much exposure to the hot sun of West Texas.

Newfoundland 1940:
poor condition Newfoundland 1940

Alaska 1936:
poor condition Alaska 1936

Louisiana 1933:
poor condition Louisiana 1933

Paraguay 1980:
poor condition Paraguay

Links to pages showing photographic examples of each grade:
mint
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excellent
(exc)
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very very good
(vvg)
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very good
(vg)
good to very good
(gvg)
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good
(g)
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fair to good
(fg)
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fair
(f)

Links to pages showing photographic examples of similar plates of different grades:
Older New York plates
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Newer Texas plates
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Various plates
(1970s-2000s)

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