Novelty number plates are also known as novelty license plates. They are available from many online and in-store suppliers around the world. Most have their own particular designs and some designs are also protected by copyrights and licenses. The information that follows is drawn up from a combination of US and Australian style novelty license plates sold from an Australian website to all parts of the world. As any top 25 buy list, the details are influenced by the buyers during a period of time, which happens to be between 2003 and 2007.
“Ford” related license plates include “FORD”, “FORD BUILT TOUGH.”
“Elvis” related includes “MEMPHIS”, “RCK N’RLL”, “THE KING”, and “BLU SUEDE.” It seems people just cannot get enough of Elvis.
“John Deere related” includes logo, “Nothing runs like a Deere”, Burn Low Cost Fuel”, and “Run with the Best.” Most John Deere items were purchased in the US.
“Animal Related” includes “Australian Kelpie” and “Tweety Bird.”
“Betty Boop” related includes “2CUTE4U”, BIKR BABE”, “CLASY LADY”, “LUVYA”, and “SWRT HRT.”
“Alcohol” related includes “BUNDY”, “XXXX”, “Millers Beer”, “BUNDY MUM”, “BUNDY DAD.”
General – “PRINCESS”, “BUGGER”, “BUSHPIG”, “MINI.”
The enduring “Elvis” and the “John Deere” series seem to keep going on and on and Betty Boop sales are still growing.
Most suppliers design new novelty number plates each year and the trend is towards the backgrounds being full color scenes, rather than the single color background that exist on many of the novelty plates today. Check out the locations themed and the vintage car themed items and they generally include an image.
As interesting as lists are, the buyer of an item needs to be happy with their purchase, and as time goes by the top 25 list will change. Nevertheless, purchase your items from a reputable retailer either from in-store or online. Novelty license plates are relatively durable and will post reasonably safely. If purchasing form an online seller, it is appropriate to confirm the packing details. Even though the items are made from metal, some of the worlds post and freight companies have managed to damage them during shipping.
Whenever novelty number plates are collected, it is important to look after them. Keep them clean and in good light for display. Become or collector or give them as a gift the person who thinks he or she has everything. If nothing else look for the humorous plates. Most of us know someone in that category.