In 2004 when we launched Great American Plates, we were fortunate to engage the services of Jeffry Bates, our one and only Web Master.

With the help of his brother, George, he capitalized on all of the limited technology available at the time and crafted a visually impressive and functionally efficient launch pad for this crazy hobby/business we have come to enjoy so much.

Unfortunately for us, just as the back office of the site was in poor health and wearing out, so was Jeffry. He passed on February 4, 2018. So now as we introduce a brand new site for our customers’ and friends’ enjoyment, please join us in memory of Jeffry when you glimpse a plate in your travels that catches your eye.

Roll on Jeffry!