About Us

Great American Plates – Your #1 Source for Rare, Unusual, and Exceptional Plates.

Great American Plates (GAP) is your number one source for rare, unusual, or otherwise exceptional plates. After years of private collecting from country road-trips, collector shows and flea markets we finally got our act together and cataloged our continually growing collection.

GAP is less of a business and more of a passion. Truth told, we’re addicted. License plates help us to better understand the story of our great nation.

If you're passionate about plates... you're in 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. When we hold a 1930’s Florida passenger plate it makes us think of what the State must have been like back then, way before the evolution of the modern highway, as the country emerged from the not so great depression.

Over a Decade of Service and Professionalism

We started our business in 2007 and we’re proud members of the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association (ALPCA #10757). We love hearing from other collectors around the nation. Though we’re based in Florida we hit as many collector shows in other parts of the country as our “day jobs” allow.

We have thousands of plates in stock, and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, we’re experts at finding that “perfect plate” for your project with our plate concierge service.