The selden patent plate I have I have not seen in may years of storage.Now I have it in my hands I see it was mounted at one time as there are faint rings around around the mounting holes in each corner.showing me it had been mounted at one time.It is in otherwise nice shape.It is straight with some little nicks around the edges.It has the patent#549,160 It has november,5,1895.In the lower left hand corner it also has stamped #91843.I am not sure what to ask for it if I do deceide to sell it.It was bought in my home town of clarkson N.Y. near the home of George selden I also took pictures of the state historical placque telling of is home on ridge road.I also have a small saucer made in japan with a pic of the selden auto on it.Hmm,have to check with someone to see what value these items may carry
Robert: Try this site for answering your patent plate questions. http://www.hcca.org
Tom Reese who authored regular columns in the AACA magazine wrote some articles in the 1990s on the Selden plates including a breakdown of the approximate range of serial numbers for each year they were issued (1903 - 1911) based on original plates that were still affixed to surviving automobiles. Those articles could tell you approx. what year tag #91843 was issued.
Regarding the small saucer is a garage sale knick- knack and would only be worth a few dollars to someone that is truly interested in it.
Hi Robert- I sent you a private message thanks David