European license plates have become a popular auto accessory over the past 22 years as European autos emerged as the standard for automotive excellence in the global market. With luxury brands like Mercedes Benz, BMW, Audi, Land Rover, Jaguar, Rolls-Royce, Porsche, Bentley, Ferrari, Volvo and others dominating the market, owners of these luxury autos are requesting their vehicles be fitted with country of manufacture license plates.
Licenseplates.tv has been the store of choice for European license plates from fifty-five (55) countries within this continent and featuring every country in the European Union. The most popular European license plates are from Germany, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Sweden, France, Italy, Switzerland and Austria and Licenseplates.tv have been experienced manufacturing license plates for over twenty-six (26) years.
To be authentic, all of our European license plate blanks are imported from Germany and made to exacting DIN (Deutsches Institut für Normung) / German Institute for Standardization quality. Except for some antique license plates from Germany, Italy and Great Britain, our European license plates blanks are made by applying 3M retro reflective film to an aluminum substrate. Licenseplates.tv sells the most authentic European license plates on the internet:
1) Country Specific Fonts are embossed on each European license plate –virtually all other retailers use the new German fonts. Licenseplates.tv’s Swiss license plates have authentic Swiss license plate fonts and British license plates have British fonts. Our European license plates look real. Licenseplates.tv is virtually the only source for custom old Italian license plates –including PROVA license plates
2) Licenseplates.tv European license plates are supplied with state seals and expiration decals at no extra cost. Virtually all internet retailers charge for state seals or expiration decals or do not offer.
3) We have used our global resources to replicate current and antique European license plates so measurements, colors and other designs are as close as possible to the originals.
With free shipping to all USA addresses and the widest variety of European license plates on any internet store, we have set the standard in delivering the most authentic and widest variety of European license plates to motoring enthusiasts and car collectors.
Louisiana License Plates cities (New Orleans, Shreveport, Alexandria and Monroe) registered the first license plates in 1903. The earliest license plates in Louisiana were made of leather and later porcelain.
In 1954, the word YAMS was embossed on Louisiana license plates –believed to be a counter to Idaho’s Famous Potatoes license plates. The slogan SPORTMEN’S PARADISE was embossed/stamped on Louisiana’s 1958, 1961, 1962 and 1963 license plates. This was changed to SPORTMAN’S PARADISE in 1959, 1964 through 1973, 1984, 1989 and 1993 Louisiana license plates. The 1960 Louisiana license plate commemorated one hundred years of Louisiana State University and was embossed with LSU CENTENNIAL. The 1974 and 1977 Louisiana license plates were embossed with BAYOU STATE at the top.
The main graphic icon on Louisiana’s license plates is a Pelican – embossed on the center of plate, except for 1950 where the pelican was a color decal. This icon was first on the 1932 issue and was used until 1939. The other graphic used was introduced in 1940 and used again in 1941 – a map of the state of Louisiana embossed on the center of plate. The 1989 Louisiana license plate was first to show a screened mother pelican with baby pelicans. The state name was positioned at the bottom of license plate in blue except for USA in red.
>From 1922 through 1929, Louisiana issued two sets of license plate colors – one for vehicles up to 23 horsepower and the other for vehicles over 23 horse power. Louisiana license plates issued from 1929 through 1932 carried FRONT and REAR embossing or stampings. In 1944, to save metal for World war II, license plates were made of fiberboard.
Reflective paint was used to coat embossed or stamped areas of Louisiana license plates beginning in 1955 and continued through 1967. Retro-reflective foil was first introduced in 1968 (white) and continues today. The state of Louisiana, like many American states, has an avid car collector group and call on Licenseplates.tv to replicate old plates for show and museum cars. The most popular license plate in Louisiana is the 1972 – 1973 issue found in the belly of a great white shark in the movie JAWS:
Massachusetts License Plates has the honor of being the first state in the union to issue license plates in 1903. The first example had MASS AUTOMOBILE REGISTER on top of the license plate. Beginning in 1903 through 1915, Massachusetts license plates were made of porcelain and numbers were painted on. There is no written record of early Massachusetts license plates.
The first graphic to appear on license plates from Massachusetts was an embossed codfish on the bottom of the 1928 issue. This was in honor of commercial fishing in the state and to promote the fishing industry. Massachusetts fishermen were horrified to see the codfish on the 1928 license plate swimming away from the word MASS and many superstitious fishermen viewed this as bad luck. This error was corrected on the 1929 Massachusetts commercial license plate where the codfish actually swam toward MASS. There was another symbol embossed/stamped on the bottom of 1926, 1930 and 1933 Massachusetts license plates – a horizontal line through a circle, which some may interpret as a rising sun or the planet Saturn.
Massachusetts was one of the wealthiest states in the union in the early days of the automobile and many collectors of fine automobiles hail from the state. Like Iowa, Washington and Maryland, Massachusetts license plates were utilitarian and simple, but because of history, extremely popular with car collectors. Today, one of the most popular license plates in the state is the translucent green on retro-reflective white license plate first issued in 1977. Massachusetts issued its first retro-reflective license plate in 1967 –blue on retro-reflective white.
REPLICA PLATES FOR JAPANESE CAR COLLECTORS. It is not often that small American manufacturers export products to Japan. However, Licenseplates.tv has built a solid reputation by recreating authentic look embossed/stamped license plates in original colors for Japanese car collectors. There is a growing group of antique car collectors in Japan who have restored old Japanese, American and European autos –with typical Japanese tradition for precision and originality. Japanese license plates are permanently attached to vehicles and are shredded when the vehicle is junked or exported. For this reason, old Japanese plates are rare find anywhere in the world.
Faced with the dilemma of not having authentic old Japanese license plates which can be restored, Japanese car collectors have turned to Licenseplates.tv to manufacture authentic look antique license plates. These collectors email old photos to Licenseplates.tv with unique Hiragana and Prefecture characters. Licensplates.tv implements its unique technologies to virtually replicate old Japanese license plates with precision. To satisfy fastidious Japanese car collectors, Licenseplates.tv also recreated the correct colors used on old Japanese license plates. Most Japanese plates sold on the internet have a single Hiragana and Prefecture (Nagano) painted in Black –including border of plates. Licenseplates.tv is the only manufacturer which has been selected to supply replica Japanese license plates –for export to Japan. The reason Licenseplates.tv is the choice of Japanese car collectors lies in our unique technology to accurately replicate old Japanese license plates.
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