I found a pair of 1920 Ontario license plates for sale. Fellow wants 120 for the pair. I have no idea of early tag values. Does this sound like a fair price? Good condition. One has some surface rust around the edges. The other is pretty good shape
Lloyd: I usually pay about $#18.00 for YUM single plates and about $24.00 for matching pairs. There all are License plate swap meets all over the U.S. Try one of the license plate swap meets.
Graham Lloyd: You can call Richard Diehl at 303-985-7481 For addresses of YUM swap meets near you. He can also give you address of License Plate collector Clubs
By the way I bought matching YUM plates for both my 19 center door and my 16 touring at License plate swap meets. I also have matching plates for my 24 coupe that I bought at a regular car swap meet.
Thanks Dave. I found a pair on ebay and bid the minimum 40 for them. Not bad, but something to start with. I'm sure more will come my way.
Yes $120.00 is pretty high. I could see paying that much if they have a registerable number. I got a nice pair of '19s for $75.00. The number was dead but, a licence plate collector I met traded me for a set with a good number. Condition is important because the pre '21 plates would be really difficult to restore due to the coat of arms and non embossed numbers. If registerable (YOM) plates are what you want, you can post the number and I can check online and let you know if the number is available.
In Massachusetts, old license plates cannot be restored if you are planning to use them as YOM plates. This seems to be a law unique to the Bay State. No one at the state level has been willing or able to give me a reason why - so here, condition is everything. My 1927 YOM plate is ratty, but good enough that the RMV allowed me to use it. I wish that I could have it restored over the winter.
Maybe that explains why he wants 120. The number is a good one. Fair enough.
I was excited when the YOM program was announced, but as usual, the Ontario government made a fiasco of it with 250 dollar registration fees and 75 dollar (or so) annual renewal fees. Hard to compare to 18 for historic plates. Especially since, after 40 years of accumulation, I have 11 cars that qualify for Historic plates.
The plates I found have number 104824. Dave. Are they good numbers?