If you've got a passion for plates, you've come to the right place.

We're collectors just like you, and we're always out there hunting for rare, high quality or otherwise exceptional plates.

Though we offer plates that span the history of U.S. motoring, we have a special fondness for 1928 to 1932 vintages.

Our collection is always changing so we hope you'll come back often.

All the best - GAP!
Where do you get your plates?
We started out as hobbyists, but now I guess you could say we're fanatics. We get our plates everywhere from collector shows and individual collectors, to antique shops, yard sales, friends and family. Some of the plates we've bought recently for the purpose of resale and others we've had for years and have only recently gotten around to cataloging.

What is the quality of your plates?
Some plates are in near mint condition, some look like they've been around the barn floor for a couple of decades. That's the beauty of plate collecting. Some collectors want pristine finishes, others want as interesting a patina as time can produce. Our online store displays among the clearest and largest plate images of any collector site. We want you to know exactly what you're buying.

Can I return a plate if I’m not satisfied?
Any plate can be returned or exchanged for any reason within 30 days, no questions asked. You only need to pay to ship it back to us, and it needs to be in the same condition it was when you bought it.

Can I buy a plate over the phone?
Sure, but you'll need to be patient. If you see a plate you'd like and want to talk with us directly, please give us a call. But please note, we've got "day jobs" and you'll probably need to leave a message and get a call back.

How do I know my personal information is secure?
Whether you pay with a major credit card or through PayPal, your payment transaction is done through PayPal, Inc., one of the largest, most secure and most trusted transaction processing companies in the world. Their payment process uses secure SSL encryption technology, the most advanced in the industry, to secure online transactions. Great American Plates never sees or knows your credit card number, expiration date or security code - it's all handled directly through PayPal. We do collect your personal information (name, address, Email) so we know where to ship your plate, and we keep this information confidential. We'll never share, distribute or sell your personal information to anyone outside of Great American Plates without your permission.

Can I buy more than one of a certain plate style?
Our plates are one-of-a-kind collectables.

Do you participate in any shows where I could see the plates in person?
Great American Plates attends several collector shows each year. We encourage you to join our mailing list so we can notify you via Email when we're scheduled to attend or exhibit.

How do I contact you if I have a plate I think you might like to buy?
Drop us an Email at info@greatamericanplates.com and attach a resonably good photo. We're always on the lookout for unique, rare and otherwise exceptional plates.