"My Favorite Plate"

1943 Washington State Special Use Plate

During the "WAR" years the State issued Victory Vehicle plates to those businesses who had vehicles directly involved with the war effort. These could be seen on buses that transported troops and other similarly used vehicles. This is probably the most sought after Washington State plate by collectors. Very few are known to exist and can command a premium price if ever offered for sale. This is an example of the 1943 plate but the 1942 and 1945 had V V instead of Victory Vehicle embossed into the plate.


Washington Plate History

Types of Plates Issued

County Codes from 1935 to 57

County Codes 1958

Later County and other ALPHA Codes

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How I Got Started Collecting

I started collecting plates after I rescued the old license plates from the ceiling of my fathers basement. He was going to take them down and throw them away. The rest is history.
Me and My Car

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Barbara Jo Birt <foxfire42@juno.com>

Created: March 14, 1996 Revised: May 4, 1999