License plate collecting with the Wizard

March 11th, 2015 at 7:52:46 AM permalink
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I even saw a guy who had one that was just painted on with no physical plate to speak of, which is also apparently illegal.


It might not be in Delaware. Unless the law has changed recently, Delaware allows you to make your own license plate, as long as the lettering is at least so big and otherwise easy to read.

In the early days of cars, they didn't make them with any obvious place to put a license plate. Furthermore, in the very early years, depending on the state, they didn't give you a license plate but just a number and you had to make your own. So, a lot of people DID just paint their number on the car, which was legal. This also explains why early plates tend to have lots of extra holes all over the place, as the owners tried to affix them to the car by screwing them on any way they could.
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March 11th, 2015 at 9:38:29 AM permalink
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It might not be in Delaware. Unless the law has changed recently, Delaware allows you to make your own license plate, as long as the lettering is at least so big and otherwise easy to read.


It's likely not. I forget how much NY authoritarianism has influenced my view on, well, everything.

The Nunavut plates are interesting. Surprised they went to the trouble to make 'em into a polar bear shape.
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March 11th, 2015 at 11:54:29 AM permalink
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The Nunavut plates are interesting. Surprised they went to the trouble to make 'em into a polar bear shape.


Check how much the go for on eBay and you won't be so surprised. They copied the design from the Northwest Territories.
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March 11th, 2015 at 3:25:36 PM permalink
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Check how much the go for on eBay and you won't be so surprised. They copied the design from the Northwest Territories.


You see 'em round these parts at times... the NWT ones at least.
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March 11th, 2015 at 5:24:01 PM permalink
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You see 'em round these parts at times... the NWT ones at least.


I've only once seen a NWT license plate on a vehicle, in Toronto I think. Surprisingly, I have seen a Nunavut one in Las Vegas once.
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March 11th, 2015 at 6:12:07 PM permalink
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I'm hoping they don't catch it >:-).
Let us know if it gets published. Very cool.
March 11th, 2015 at 6:58:04 PM permalink
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I've only once seen a NWT license plate on a vehicle, in Toronto I think. Surprisingly, I have seen a Nunavut one in Las Vegas once.


I think I've seen all the Canadian provincial plates now except for Newfoundland and Labrador. We looked out for them on our road trip east to Noerthern Ontario. If you ever get a chance to drive to Northern Ontario, don't take it.
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March 11th, 2015 at 7:09:55 PM permalink
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If you ever get a chance to drive to Northern Ontario, don't take it.


:-)

I don't think this counts as "northern" Ontario, but I worked for a summer in Missanabie, Ontario.
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March 11th, 2015 at 7:20:53 PM permalink
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My brother in law lives on Moose Jaw
SK. Flat as a pancake. I think there was
a tree there once but somebody cut
it down. The prairie. Yee Haw.
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March 11th, 2015 at 9:56:42 PM permalink
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Flat as a pancake.


Sounds good for long-distance unicycling.
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