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“…my grandfather is a license plate nut…he used to take me and my brothers to the zoo, the movies, and the beach here in Pensacola, but now he drags us into all the antique malls, yard sales, and junk stores…he claims he will fund our college educations, but we think we should fund his therapy […] read more
GAP recently traveled to Glacier National Park in Montana on a license plate buying trip…along the way we stopped at Two Sisters in Babb for some blueberry pie and ice cream and met Big John…(he’s the one on the left!!)…and saw some great plates!!…the outdoor display is also impressive, so if you have the chance, […] read more
Congratulations to Brianna and Randall Anderson, happily married on June 4th…among their many gifts was this framed set of license plates representing their birth years and states!!…not your usual serving platter or bath towels, huh?!…sincere best wishes from the GAP team. read more
Not every classic ride has to be a ‘trophy winner’…Paul Ocanas of Los Lunas, NM is just as proud of his ’57 Chevy as any other ‘car guy’…he demonstrated his affection by mounting a nice plate from Great American Plates!…ride with pride, Paul! read more
One of the many benefits of license plate collecting is meeting incredibly nice people from all over the world…in this case, we just met Frederic Gergaud from Burgundy, France at our home and GAP ‘office’ in Lakeland, Florida…Fred is vacationing on our Gulf Coast beaches and begged permission from his wife and family to pay […] read more
At a recent license plate auction in Kennebunk, ME, we recently purchased this porcelain plate…it was reportedly issued to President Woodrow Wilson during his term…he served from 1913 to 1921, the first Democrat to serve consecutive terms since Andrew Jackson!…we’re attempting to authenticate the claim through friends at the Smithsonian…stay tuned!! read more
Our French Connection Frederic Gergaud is a license plate collector and a GAP customer from Quetigny, France…he’s having a hard time explaining to his wife and kids how he got ‘hooked on plates’, so if you can help him explain it, post some suggestions on our Facebook page for him…and check out that beautiful VW […] read more
Sometime ago we were emailed by a gentleman from Greenwood, SC…said he had found our site and wondered if we would be interested in his ‘collection’ of late 1930’s SC license plates…turns out, as seen in the accompanying pictures, that his dad had accummulated the plates ‘back then’ and used them for ‘shingles’ on two […] read more
On a beautiful Saturday morning in Elgin, Illinois, about 40 license plate scavengers attended the Damisch estate auction of about 425 lots of license plates….the entire event was professionally managed by the Bunte Auction House…plate lots were well-displayed, the auction room was comfortable and spacious, and food service was available…starting promptly at 10:00 am, the […] read more
We recently received an order for a pair of ‘vanity’ plates from Crystal Corrigan right here in our hometown of Lakeland, FL…as we came to learn, Crystal has been saving images of clever word-play plates for about five years, most of them displayed on a door in her home!…now she’s actually collecting the plates themselves…she is […] read more
Great American Plates recently had a holiday opportunity to play Santa Claus, sending a 1931 New Jersey license plate to Roger Burton, who was not only born in New Jersey in 1931, he actually came to own a 1931 Model A…unfortunately Roger only has one remaining picture of his “A”, shown here with a 1949 […] read more
vWe had a good plate friend, Pat Maloney, of Manchester, NJ, order a 1929 NJ plate from us a few week ago for his Model A Tudor sedan…nothing extra fancy, just a tag that was original and presentable…and here it is on his beautiful ride!…to us Model A buffs, the Tudor is special as most […] read more