CALIFORNIA: YOM License Plate TABS and TOPPERS FOR SALE - Go Here to See Pictures of Our Items

Old California tabs for sale that you can use for the California Year of Manufacture Program. We also have some nice reproductions of the vintage license plate toppers.

If you need other years, click here to visit our new Ruby Lane website to see additional corner tabs.


Click on the images to see larger pictures and complete descriptions. Please scroll down the page to see more of our tabs and attachments. Feel free to call us at 503-585-3497, if you have any questions, or if you have any difficulty using the "add to cart" purchasing process. Some of our SOLD items are at the bottom of the page.

All tabs are mailed via USPS Priority Mail in small boxes for safer shipping.

cal-55-tab-6570.JPG Vintage 1955 California Tab YOM
$40.00

Old California license plate tab, 1955, that attaches to a vintage 1951 California license plate. If you have a 1955 model year vehicle, this can be used on an approved 1951 base plate for the Year of Manufacture Program (in 1955, only one tab was issued California).

Please click on image to see a larger photo. There is a metal crease in the lower left corner, some scratches, and spots of surface rust. The small wrap-around tab is bent back behind the tab.

old-cal-tab-645.JPG Old 1955 California License Plate Tab YOM
$75.00

Vintage California license plate tab, 1955, that attaches to an old 1951 California license plate. If you have a 1955 model year vehicle, this can be used on an approved 1951 base plate for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo. There are a few scratches and spots of surface rust. The small wrap-around tab is bent back behind the tab.

1954-ca-tab-556.JPG Old 1954 California License Plate Tab
$60.00

1954 California tab that attaches to your vintage 1951 California license plate. If you have a 1954 model year vehicle, this can be used on an approved 1951 base plate for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo, there are some scratches and spots of surface rust on the tab.

1954-cal-tab-596.JPG 1954 California Tab YOM
$75.00

Vintage 1954 California tab that attaches to your old 1951 California license plate. If you have a 1954 model year vehicle, this can be used on an approved 1951 base plate for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo: this one has some small scratches. The wrap-around tap is bent back.

1954-cal-tab-4112.JPG YOM California License Plate Tab 1954
$40.00

YOM California tab, 1954, that attaches to your vintage 1951 California license plate.

**Please click on image to see a larger photo, there are scratches, missing paint, surface rust, and discoloration. The small wrap-around tab is bent back behind the tab. If you have a 1954 model year vehicle, this can be used on an approved 1951 base plate for the Year of Manufacture Program.

cal-tab-1954-1576.JPG California Corner Tab 1954
$75.00

California 1954 metal year tab that attaches to a vintage 1951 California license plate. If you have a 1954 model year vehicle, this can be used on an approved 1951 base plate for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo, as there are some scratches on the tab. The small wrap-around tab is bent back behind the tab.

cal-tabs-53-2105.JPG Old California Tabs 1953
$80.00

1953 California license plate tabs, with matching numbers, that attach to your 1951 California license plates. If you have a 1953 model year vehicle, these can be used on approved 1951 base plates for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo: there are several scratches, areas of surface rust, and each tab is a little discolored. The paint is flaking off on the smaller wrap-around tabs.

california-tabs-1953-4564.JPG California Tabs 1953 with Consecutive Numbers
$80.00

1953 California tabs, with consecutive (NOT matching) numbers, that attach to vintage 1951 California license plates.

Please click on image to see a larger photo: there are scratches and areas of surface rust on each of the tabs.

1953-cal-tabs-8725.JPG Old California Tabs 1953 YOM
$175.00 $150.00 On Sale!

Vintage California tabs, 1953, New Old Stock, that attach to your old 1951 California license plates. If you have a 1953 model year vehicle, these can be used on approved 1951 base plates for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo: one serial number was printed a little crooked, and there are some scratches and small nicks.

1953 California license plate tabs Vintage 1953 California License Plate Tab
$30.00

1953 metal year tab that attaches to a vintage 1951 California license plate. If you have a 1953 model year vehicle, this can be used on an approved 1951 base plate for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo. This tab has a few small scratches, and a boltmark. The small wrap-around tab is bent back behind the year tab.

52-cal-tabs-2390.JPG California License Plate Tabs 1952
$130.00 $110.00 On Sale!

Old 1952 California metal tabs (pair), with matching numbers, that attach to your vintage 1951 California license plates. If you have a 1952 vehicle, these can be used on approved 1951 base plates for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo as there are some scattered scratches, and spots of surface rust on each tab.

california-tabs-1952-5632.JPG 1952 California Tabs
$85.00

California year tabs (1952 pair), with matching numbers, that attach to your vintage 1951 California license plates. If you have a 1952 vehicle, these can be used on approved 1951 base plates for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo as there are scattered scratches, and spots & areas of surface rust on each tab.

california-tab-1952 Old 1952 California License Plate Metal Year Tab, 3846694
$40.00

1952 metal year tab that attaches to a vintage 1951 California license plate. If you have a 1952 model year vehicle, this can be used on an approved 1951 base plate for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo. This tab has a few scratches and small spots of surface rust.

1952-cal-tab-2397.JPG Vintage California Tab 1952
$25.00

1952 California tab that attaches to your vintage 1951 California license plate. If you have a 1952 model year vehicle, this can be used on an approved 1951 base plate for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo. This tab has some scratches, spots of surface rust, and what looks like an area of old white paint on the right side.

1950-cal-tabs-488.JPG Old California License Plate Tabs 1950 NOS
$150.00 $135.00 On Sale!

Old California tabs, 1950, NOS, that attach to your vintage 1947 California license plates. If you have a 1950 vehicle, these can be used on approved 1947 base plates for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo. These tabs have some scattered scratches and cloudy spots.

1950-cal-tabs-5442.JPG Vintage 1950 California Metal Tabs
$150.00

1950 California corner tabs, with matching numbers, that attach to your vintage 1947 California license plates. If you have a 1950 vehicle, these can be used on approved 1947 base plates for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo. These tabs have some scratches and cloudy areas.

motorcycle-tab-50-0347.JPG California Motorcycle Tab 1950 Vintage YOM
$85.00 $75.00 On Sale!

1950 California motorcycle tab, for use with your base 1947 California motorcycle license plate for the Year of Manufacture Program (YOM).

Please click on the smaller image to see a larger picture as there are some scattered scratches.

tab50-4762.jpg Vintage 1950 California Trailer License Plate Metal Year Tab
$50.00 $40.00 On Sale!

1950 California trailer license plate tab (ONE TAB), new old stock. If you have a vintage 1950 trailer, you can use this on your 1947 base plate for the Year of Manufacture program.

**We will send you the best one we have (it will have a different serial number than the one pictured). This also comes with the matching cardboard insert and envelope.

1949-ca-tabs-7501.JPG 1949 California Tabs
$100.00

Vintage 1949 California license plate tabs that attach to your 1947 California plates for the Year of Manufacture Program. These do have scratches, rubbed off paint, and some areas of discoloration.

Please click on image to see a much larger photo.

1949-ca-tabs-2011.JPG Old 1949 California Tabs
$135.00

1949 California year tabs, with a cool serial number that ends in 1949! You can use these with your base 1947 California license plates for the YOM program.

Please click on the smaller image to see a larger picture as there are some scattered scratches.

1948-cal-tabs-3903.JPG Old California License Plate Tabs 1948
$110.00

California license plate tabs, 1948 (with matching serial numbers, 1873903) that attach to your 1947 California license plates. If you have a 1948 model year vehicle, these can be used on approved 1947 base plates for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo. These tabs have scattered scratches and dark spots. The small wrap-around tabs are bent back behind each tab.

vintage-cal-tab-1948-6334.JPG Old California Tab 1948
$75.00 $65.00 On Sale!

Vintage 1948 California license plate tab that attaches to your old 1947 California license plate. If you have a 1948 model year vehicle, this can be used on an approved 1947 base plate for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo. This tab has scattered scratches and areas/spots of discoloration. The small wrap-around tab is bent back behind the tab.

1946-cal-tab-2164655.JPG Old 1946 California Corner Tab
$80.00 $70.00 On Sale!

Old California license plate tab, 1946, that attaches to your vintage 1945 California license plate. If you have a 1946 model year vehicle, this can be used on an approved 1945 base plate for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo - there are bolt marks, scattered scratches, and some areas where the metal is showing through.

1946-california-tab-243.JPG Old California License Plate Tab 1946 YOM
$50.00

1946 California metal tab, YOM, that attaches to a vintage 1945 California license plate. If you have a 1946 model year vehicle, this can be used on an approved 1945 base plate for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo - there are bolt marks, scattered scratches, and some small areas where the metal is showing through.

1946-california-tab-792.JPG California Year Tab 1946
$65.00 $55.00 On Sale!

1946 California metal tab that attaches to a vintage 1945 California license plate. Please click on image to see a larger photo - there are scattered scratches, and some areas where the metal is showing through. The top right corner had a bit of a bend to it, but after the picture was taken, we straightened it out.

If you have a 1946 model year vehicle, this can be used on an approved 1945 base plate for the Year of Manufacture Program.

1944-california-window-decal.jpg 1944 California Decal Sticker NOS
$85.00

1944 California windshield sticker (sometimes called a decal) - great for stamp collectors, too. This is a New Old Stock sticker, meaning made back in 1944, but never used.

Please click on image to see a larger picture. There area couple very light, small scratches on the upper right corner. This sticker measures 3" by 2-1/2". We have temporarily covered up some of the serial numbers to prevent unauthorized copying of the image.

sticker44x.jpg Vintage 1944 California Sticker/Decal, NOS
$85.00

Vintage 1944 California windshield sticker (sometimes called a decal) - great for stamp collectors, too. This is a New Old Stock sticker, meaning made back in 1944, but never used.

Please click on image to see a larger picture. Along the mid-lower left edge, there is a small "white-ish" area with a tiny frayed spot. This sticker measures 3" by 2-1/2". We have temporarily covered up some of the serial numbers to prevent unauthorized copying of the image.

cal-tab-1943-129.JPG 1943 California V Tab
$50.00

Old V-tab, 1943 California license plate victory tab.

Please click on image to see a larger picture. This tab has scratches, surface rust, and areas where the paint has rubbed off.

1943-cal-v-tab.JPG California V Victory Tab 1943
$60.00

Old 1943 California V Victory tab in pretty good shape.

Please click on image to see a larger picture. This tab has bolt marks, and some small bubbles and surface rust along the edges.

1943 California victory tabs California 1943 Victory Tabs
$100.00

Vintage 1943 California license plate victory tabs in pretty good condition. Use for YOM registration or they would be great for a collector to complete a California series for 1943.

Please click on image to see a larger picture. These tabs have some dark discoloration, scratches, and bolt marks.

1943-california-tab.jpg 1943 California V Victory Tab
$60.00

Vintage 1943 California V Victory tab in pretty good condition.

Please click on image to see a larger picture. This tab has small scattered scratches, frame marks, and some small bubbles on the edge.

1942-cal-tab-9748.JPG Vintage 1942 California Tab License Plate Attachment
$50.00
1942 California tab (license plate attachment) that attaches to a base 1941 plate. Would be great for a collector or YOM. Please click on image to see a larger picture. This attachment has some spots of surface rust, missing paint, bolt marks, scratches, and areas of discoloration. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures of these areas. This will be mailed in a Priority Mail box, with bubble wrap, for safe, secure shipping.
pegasus.jpg Flying Red Horse Pegasus Metal Topper for License Plates "Drive Safely"
$10.00

Nice reproduction of the old "Drive Safely" oil company signs - these are 6-1/2" by 5-1/2" embossed metal signs

Please click on image to see a larger photo. USA shipping/accounts only.

topperflag.jpg 48-Star United States Flag License Plate Topper, Metal Reproduction
$10.00

Nice reproduction of the old 48-star US American Flag license plate topper - looks great attached to your vintage license plate. These measure approximately 5-1/2" by 5-1/2" and are made of embossed aluminum.

Please click on image to see a larger photo. USA shipping/accounts only.

toppercat.jpg Tuxedo Cat License Plate Topper, Metal Reproduction
$10.00

Nice reproduction of the old Kitty Cat license plate topper - looks great attached to your vintage license plate. This one has moving parts: the eyes and tongue will move back and forth. These measure approximately 4" by 5" and are made of embossed aluminum.

Please click on image to see a larger photo. USA shipping/accounts only.

mexican-flag-topper.JPG Mexican Flag Topper
$10.00

Mexico flag topper, made of embossed aluminum. These measure approximately 5-1/2" by 5-1/2".

Please click on image to see a larger photo. USA shipping/accounts only.

topperfelix.jpg Felix License Plate Topper, Metal Reproduction
$10.00

Nice reproduction of the old Felix license plate topper - looks great attached to your vintage license plate. These measure approximately 4-1/2" by 4-1/2" and are made of embossed aluminum.

Please click on image to see a larger photo. USA shipping/accounts only.

topper66.jpg Route 66 License Plate Topper, Metal Reproduction
$10.00

Nice reproduction of the old Route 66 license plate topper - looks great attached to your vintage license plate. These measure 3-1/4" by 4-1/4" and are made of embossed aluminum.

Please click on image to see a larger photo. USA shipping/accounts only.

Harolds-topper.JPG Harolds Club Topper
$30.00

Harold's Club topper, nice reproduction - looks great attached to your vintage license plate. These measure approximately 14" x 8" (at the tallest point) and are made of flat, flexible, aluminum.

Please click on image to see a larger photo.

harrahs-topper.JPG Harrahs Club Topper
$25.00

Harrah's Club topper, nice reproduction - looks great attached to your vintage license plate. These measure approximately 11-1/2" x 7" (at the tallest point) and are made of flat, flexible, aluminum.

Please click on image to see a larger photo.

California-tabs-1919.jpg Old 1919 California License Plate Star Attachments Tabs
$80.00

California license plate star tabs, 1919 attachments, with matching numbers. These can go on old porcelain California license plates for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo: there are scratches, dark areas where the paint has worn off, and some surface rust on each tab. These will be mailed via USPS priority mail, in a box, with plenty of bubble-wrap.

cal-tab-1942-789.JPG Old 1942 California License Plate Tab
$50.00
1942 California license plate attachment that attaches to a base 1941 plate. Would be great for a collector or YOM. Please click on image to see a larger picture. This tab has some missing paint, scratches, some spots of faded yellow paint, and areas of dark discoloration. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures of these areas.
cal-v-tab-025.JPG Vintage California 1943 Victory V Tab

Vintage 1943 California victory tab. You can use this with the YOM program or it would be great for a collector to complete a California series for 1943.

Please click on image to see a larger picture. This tab has scattered scratches and areas where the paint has worn off.

tab46-0024.jpg Vintage 1946 California License Plate Metal Year Tab
$75.00

Hard-to-find 1946 metal tab that attaches to a vintage 1945 California license plate. If you have a 1946 model year vehicle, this can be used on an approved 1945 base plate for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo - there are bolt marks, scattered scratches, and some small areas where the metal is showing through.

1946-california-tab.jpg 1946 California Tab
$50.00

Old California tab, 1946, that attaches to a vintage 1945 California license plate.

Please click on image to see a larger photo - this tab has faded somewhat and there are bolt marks, and scattered scratches.

1948-cal-tab-4126.JPG Vintage 1948 California Tab
$40.00

1948 California tab that attaches to your vintage 1947 California license plate. If you have a 1948 model year vehicle, this can be used on an approved 1947 base plate for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo. This tab has several scratches and spots of discoloration.

YOM-metal-sticker-attachments California YOM Metal Attachments for Stickers
$20.00
For California stickers: YOM metal attachments. These bolt to your existing plate and you can attach an additional sticker on each one. They measure 2-3/4" by 2-3/4" at the longest points.

Please click on image to see a larger picture. Because most of these tabs end up being painted, they've been "tumbled" together during the manufacturing process to create many scattered scratches, which will help the paint stick to the bare aluminum. Note: these are sold as a pair, so we will include 2 of these per order.


1948-cal-tab-9328.JPG Old 1948 California License Plate Tab
$75.00

1948 California license plate tab that attaches to a vintage 1947 California license plate. If you have a 1948 model year vehicle, this can be used on an approved 1947 base plate for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo. This tab has a bolt mark, and scattered scratches. The small wrap-around tab is bent back behind the tab.

1948-cal-tabs-8333.JPG 1948 California Tabs
$110.00

Vintage California tabs, 1948 (with matching serial numbers) that attach to your 1947 California license plates. If you have a 1948 model year vehicle, these can be used on approved 1947 base plates for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo. These tabs have scattered scratches, light and dark spots, bolt marks, and cloudy areas.

old-cal-tab-1948-2168.JPG Vintage 1948 California License Plate Year Tab
$40.00

1948 California metal license plate tab that can attach to your vintage 1947 California license plate.

Please click on image to see a larger photo. This tab has paint flaws, scattered scratches, and dark spots.

california-tabs-1949 1949 California License Plate Tabs
$125.00

Vintage 1949 California metal year tabs that attach to 1947 California license plates for the Year of Manufacture Program. These do have a few scratches, but appear to be new old stock (made back in 1949, but never mounted).

Please click on image to see a much larger photo. These tabs have some light scratches and some scattered dark spots.

cal-49-tabs-3259.jpg Old 1949 California License Plate Tabs
$150.00

1949 California year tabs, new old stock, for use with your base 1947 California license plates.

 **Please click on the smaller image to see a larger picture as there are some scattered scratches.**

tabs49-334d.jpg Vintage 1949 California License Plate Corner Tabs
$125.00

Old 1949 California metal tabs that attach to vintage 1947 license plates. If you have a 1949 vehicle, these can be used on approved 1947 California base plates for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo. These tabs have a few scratches, some scattered dark spots, and a light bolt mark.

1953 California license plate tabs.JPG 1953 California Tabs YOM
$175.00

California license plate tabs, 1953, New Old Stock, that attach to vintage 1951 California license plates. If you have a 1953 model year vehicle, these can be used on approved 1951 base plates for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo: one serial number was printed a little crooked, and there are some small scattered nicks. These will be mailed via USPS priority mail, in a box, with plenty of bubble-wrap.

1953 California license plate tabs Old 1953 California License Plate Metal Tabs
$100.00

Old 1953 metal tabs, with matching numbers, that attach to vintage 1951 California license plates. If you have a 1953 model year vehicle, these can be used on approved 1951 base plates for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo: there are several scattered scratches, and some small areas of surface rust on each of the tabs. These will be mailed via USPS priority mail, in a box, with plenty of bubble-wrap.

1954-cal-tab-6700.JPG Old California Tab 1954 YOM
$40.00

Old 1954 California license plate tab that attaches to a vintage 1951 California plate. If you have a 1954 vehicle, this can be used on your approved 1951 base plate for the California Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo, it looks like someone may have used a red sharpie to cover up some surface rust, and there are some scratches. The small wrap-around tab is bent back behind the tab.

mc55tab3536.jpg Vintage California Motorcycle License Plate Year Tab, 1955, YOM, 0023536

Here is a very nice and very hard-to-find 1955 metal year tab for use with your base 1951 California motorcycle license plate for the Year of Manufacture Program (YOM).

Please click on the smaller image to see a larger picture as there are some very light bolt marks.

1955-california-tab.JPG California License Plate Tab 1955 NOS
$125.00

California license plate tab, 1955, NOS, that attaches to a vintage 1951 California license plate. If you have a 1955 model year vehicle, this can be used on an approved 1951 base plate for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo. There are a few very small nicks on this tab. We will mail this via USPS priority mail, in a box, with plenty of bubble-wrap.

tab55-353.jpg 1955 California YOM Tab
$50.00

Old 1955 California license plate metal year tab that attaches to a vintage 1951 California license plate. If you have a 1955 model year vehicle, this can be used on an approved 1951 base plate for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo. There are several scattered spots of surface rust (and black spots), and a bolt mark. The small metal tab is bent back behind the tab.

55-cal-tab-5284.JPG California Tab 1955
$40.00

Vintage 1955 California license plate tab that attaches to your old 1951 California license plate. If you have a 1955 model year vehicle, this can be used on an approved 1951 base plate for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo. There are some scratches and spots of surface rust.

1955-ca-tab-7962.JPG Vintage California Tab 1955 YOM
$90.00 $75.00 On Sale!

1955 California tab that attaches to a vintage 1951 California license plate. If you have a 1955 model year vehicle, this can be used on your approved 1951 base plate for the Year of Manufacture Program.

Please click on image to see a larger photo. There are some scratches, and small spots of missing paint and surface rust.