CALIFORNIA: Old California License PLATES FOR SALE - Go Here to See Pictures of Our Items

We have California blue and yellow license plates for the YOM program (1970-1980 vehicles are now eligible)!

We also have other California vintage license plates for collectors: black, blue, yellow, auto, trailer, motorcycle, and commercial plates for sale (please see separate Motorcycle category to the left). Some of the 1980 and older license plates may be eligible for the California Year of Manufacture Program (YOM), other plates are for collecting and display only. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions about the YOM program: you'll need a "clear" set of base plates, and an old year sticker, or metal year tab, that matches the year of your vehicle.

Or click here to see many more old California plates and YOM stickers for sale at our Classic License Plates webstore on Ruby Lane. If you'd like to follow us on our blog, please click here: Go to ClassicLicensePlates.wordpress.com

Please click on the images below to see larger pictures. 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. Please note: we are not set up to make plates.

1947-cal-plate-576171.JPG Vintage California License Plate 1947 Trailer
$75.00
1947 California License Plate, trailer (NOS, meaning made back in 1947, but never bolted onto a trailer).

Please click on image for a larger picture. This is a longer plate, and has a natural metal twist/flex to it, which makes it appear slightly bent, but it's just the way it was made. There are some very tiny scattered spots of black overspray, and a little bit of roughness on the upper left bolthole - please let us know if you would like additional close-up photos of these areas.

1947-cal-trailer-plate-576167.JPG Old California License Plate 1947 Trailer
$75.00
1947 California Trailer License Plate (NOS, meaning made back in 1947, but never bolted onto a trailer).

Please click on image for a larger picture. This is a longer plate, and has a natural metal twist/flex to it, which makes it appear slightly bent, but it's just the way it was made. There is a paint drip on the lower left bolt hole, and some very tiny scattered spots of black overspray - please let us know if you would like additional close-up photos of these areas.

black-ca-plate-1951-9a2995.JPG 1951 California License Plate
$12.00
Vintage California License Plate, 1951, kind of beat up with rusty spots, scratches, and some bends in the metal along the rim.

Please click on image for a larger picture. This just for collectors, not eligible for the YOM program.

vintage-ca-plate-1951-9n56618.JPG Vintage California License Plate 1951
$12.00
1951 California License Plate with quite a bit of surface rust - a trusty rusty!

Please click on image for a larger picture.

black-ca-plate-df6705.jpg Black California Trailer License Plate, 1963 - 1969
$75.00 $60.00 On Sale!
Old black California trailer license plate, DF 6705 that should be eligible for the California Year of Manufacture Program for trailers only (black plates issued from 1963-1969, many were made of aluminum like this one).

Please click on image to see larger picture. There are bolt marks, and a few small scratches. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.

cal-plate-trailer-dk.JPG California Black License Plate, Trailer, 1963-1969, DK 9642
$30.00
Vintage black California trailer license plate, DK 9642. This plate may be eligible for the California Year of Manufacture Program for trailers only (black plates issued from 1963-1969).

Please click on image to see larger picture. There are bolt marks, scratches, paint fade, and white paint along the edges. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.

black-california-plate-sdn086.JPG Old Black and Yellow California Tag
$15.00
Used California license plate, black and yellow, SDN 086, with some bends in the metal.

Please click on image to see a larger picture: this one also has bolt marks, scratches, and spots of surface rust. Please note: these single plates are great for collectors, but are not eligible for vehicle registration. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.

old-black-ca-plate-57615E.JPG Vintage Black California Commercial License Plate
$35.00
Old black California commercial license plate from 1963 -- just for collecting as it is just the one plate.

Please click on image to see larger picture.

1975-california-trailer-plate-ls7010.JPG Blue and Yellow California Trailer License Plate 1975
$70.00
Old California Trailer License Plate, with a 1975 sticker already attached. This is a STEEL plate and should be eligible for the YOM program for a trailer.

Please click on image for a larger picture. There is some light surface rust along parts of the rim, and a bit of a bend in the metal to the right of the sticker.

blue-california-license-plate-yc6778.JPG California Blue and Yellow Trailer Plate 1970 - 1980
$40.00
Old California Trailer License Plate,that should be okay for the YOM program for 1970 - 1980 trailers. This is an ALUMINUM plate, new old stock, with just a few small scratches.

Please click on image for a larger picture.

blue-cal-plates-abe.JPG Old California License Plates Blue Yellow 1970 - 1980 YOM
$300.00 $275.00 On Sale!
Old blue and yellow California license plates, STEEL, that should be YOM eligible for 1970-1980 cars.

Please click on image for a larger picture. There is some surface rust, scratches, and flaking paint. Please let us know if you would like additional photos.

blue-yellow-ca-plates-492exa.JPG Vintage Blue California License Plates YOM 1970 - 1980
$300.00
Old blue and yellow California license plates, that should be YOM eligible for 1970-1980 cars. This is a mint NOS pair of STEEL plates!

Please click on image for a larger picture. Each plate has a slight twist to it.

cal-blue-yellow-794kji.JPG Blue and Yellow California License Plates 1970 - 1980
$250.00
California license plates, blue and yellow, older STEEL version. These should be eligible for the YOM program - please check with the DMV before purchase to make sure the plate number is still available to use.

Click on image for larger picture. Both plates have scattered scratches. Please let us know if you would like additional photos of these areas.

blue-yellow-ca-plates-279nuc.JPG 1975 California Blue and Yellow License Plates
$225.00
California blue and yellow license plates, 1975, ALUMINIUM. These should be eligible for the YOM program for - please check with the DMV before purchase to make sure the plate number is still available to use.

Click on image for larger picture. Both plates have light bolt/frame marks. Please let us know if you would like additional photos of these areas.

blue-cal-plates-041skt.JPG 1978 Blue California License Plates
$200.00
California license plates, blue and yellow, 1978, ALUMINIUM. These should be eligible for the YOM program - please check with the DMV before purchase to make sure the plate number is still available to use.

Click on image for larger picture. Both plates have scattered scratches, bolt marks, and some missing blue paint. Please let us know if you would like additional photos of these areas.

blue-and-yellow-cal-plates-797uvc.JPG Old California License Plates Blue 1970 - 1980
$225.00
California license plates, blue and yellow, 1970-1980, aluminum, that should be eligible for the YOM program.

Please click on image for larger picture. There are some light frame/bolt marks.

blue-cal-1azz556.JPG Blue California License Plates 1980
$125.00
California license plates, blue and yellow, alumninum. These should be eligible for the YOM program for a 1980 car. Please check with the DMV before purchase to make sure the plate number is still available to use.

Click on image for larger picture. There are a few scattered scratches on each plate.

1980-cal-blue-1sbs965.JPG 1980 California Blue License Plates
$150.00 $125.00 On Sale!
Old blue and yellow California license plates, 1980, New Old Stock mint pair, aluminum, that should be eligible for the YOM program for a 1980 auto.

Click on image for larger picture.

blue-cal-1cce578.JPG Blue and Yellow California License Plates 1980
$100.00
Blue and yellow California License Plates. These should be eligible for the YOM program for a 1980 car - please check with the DMV before purchase to make sure the plate number is still available to use.

Both of these aluminum plates have a few scratches, and the one plate has some sort of overspray on it, missing paint along the bottom edge, and a light metal crease on the CC - please let us know if you would like additional photos of these areas.

blue-yellow-s123sam.JPG Blue and Yellow California Sample Plate 1970s 123 SAM
$45.00
California blue and yellow sample license plate, issued in the 1970's, new old stock, that also comes with the original mailing envelope. This one has light streaks in the blue paint in the upper left edge.

Please click on image to see larger picture. This is a single plate, great for collectors (but is not eligible for vehicle registration). Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.

cal-sun-plates-2aok437-2.jpg Old California License Plates Sun Golden State
$75.00 $65.00 On Sale!
California sun or golden state license plates - great for collecting - but NOT eligible for vehicle registration. This is a New Old Stock pair from the late 1980's.

Please click on image for larger picture. BOTH PLATES HAVE SMALL SCATTERED AIR BUBBLES. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures of these areas.

cal-sun-plates-2aok036.jpg Golden State California License Plates Sun
$75.00 $65.00 On Sale!
California "sun" or "golden state" license plates (late 1980's) - great for collecting - but NOT eligible for vehicle registration.

Although this is a new old stock pair, BOTH PLATES HAVE SMALL SCATTERED AIR BUBBLES in the clear coat. Please click on image for a close-up picture. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures of these areas.

california-plates-2shh024.JPG Used California License Plates Block 1993
$15.00
1993 California license plates, with a Feb and 1993 sticker already attached. Great for collecting - not eligible for vehicle registration (cars and plates must be from 1980 and older).

Click on image for larger picture. There are some bolt and frame marks.


cal-plates-2xpg687.JPG California Auto License Plates Early 1990's Block Pair
$15.00
Early 1990's California license plates - for collecting only - not eligible for vehicle registration (cars and plates must be 1980 and older).

Click on image for larger picture. There are a couple thin areas of missing paint inside the rim of one plate.

old-cal-script-plates-018.JPG Old California Script License Plates Mid-2000s
$15.00
California script license plates (sometimes called lipstick tags), NOS, issued in the mid-2000's, for collecting only - NOT NOT NOT eligible for vehicle registration (not old enough).

Click on image for larger picture. There are a few spots of blue overspray.


script-cal-plates-5jcy358.JPG California License Plates Script
California script lipstick license plates, mint condition, NOS, issued in the mid-2000's, for collecting only - NOT NOT NOT eligible for vehicle registration (not old enough).

Click on image for larger picture.


california-license-plates-235.JPG Old California License Plates Lipstick
$15.00
California script lipstick license plates, NOS, issued in the mid-2000's, for collecting only - NOT NOT NOT eligible for vehicle registration (not old enough).

Click on image for larger picture - there is a small nick on the 3.


4mvm219x.jpg California License Plates, Script Sesquicentennial
$15.00
California license plates - for collecting purposes - not eligible for vehicle registration (not old enough yet as these were issued in the mid-2000s).

Click on image for larger picture. On both plates, in the upper right corners, there are very light, hairline scratches in the clearcoat - only visible if the light hits it just right.


dav-misc-8.JPG DAV Disabled American Veterans Idento Keychain Tags
$3,500.00 $25.00 On Sale!
DAV Idento tags, used, all 8 included (these are small, the main part measures about 1" by 1/2", and were usually attached to a keyring).

Click on image for larger picture. These do show some areas of wear.

cal-idento-dav-56-63.JPG Idento DAV Mini Keychain Tags 1956 and 1963
$20.00 $15.00 On Sale!
Idento DAV mini-tags, used, but in nice shape, all 4 are included (these are small, and were usually attached to a keyring, the main part measures about 1" by 1/2").

Click on image for larger picture. Please note: the black set is a matching pair, but not the yellow set.

idento-1953-1954.JPG Disabled American Veterans DAV Keychain Attachments 1953 1954
$15.00 $10.00 On Sale!
DAV Idento tags, 1953 and 1954, used matching pair (these are small, the main part measures about 1" by 1/2", and were usually attached to a keyring).

Click on image for larger picture. There are some scattered areas of surface rust.

dav-1956-1957-1958-1959.JPG DAV Idento Keychain Tags 1956-1959
$25.00 $18.00 On Sale!
Idento DAV tags, used set of 4 (these are small, and were usually attached to a keyring, the main part measures about 1" by 1/2").

Click on image for larger picture. There are some scattered areas of surface rust.

ca-plate-1934-5k745.JPG Vintage California License Plate 1934
$25.00
Old California license plate, from 1934, 5K 745. This would be great for a collector, but is not eligible for the YOM program.

Please click on image to see a larger picture. There are scattered scratches and areas of surface rust on the front and back.

old-ca-plate-1937.jpg Vintage California License Plate 1937
$25.00
Old 1937 California license plate, 2F 92 56. This would be great for a collector, but is NOT eligible for the YOM program, as it just the one plate.

Please click on image to see a larger picture. This steel plate has some surface rust, scratches, and an area of old residue.

california-exempt-8874.JPG Vintage California License Plate 1938 Exempt
$40.00 $30.00 On Sale!
Vintage California exempt license plate, from 1938, E8874.

***Please click on image to see a larger picture. This plate appears to have been repainted with a black magic marker - looks very rough, and has scratches and areas of surface rust.

This would be great for a collector, but is not eligible for the YOM program.

cal45-46-10K590.jpg Vintage California License Plate, 1945, with 1946 Tab. 10 K 590
Here is a nice 1945 California license plate that will come with the 1946 year tab as shown in the photo. In 1945, California only issued one plate per vehicle (the "war years"), so this plate may be eligible for the California Year of Manufacture Program. The plate and tab both have some surface rust and scratches. The plate has some metal ripples on the lower right edge - please let us know if you would like additional photos.

Please click on image for a larger picture.

1947-cal-tlr-252.JPG Old 1947 California Trailer License Plate
$65.00
Old California Trailer License Plate 1947: NOS - meaning made back in 1947, but never bolted onto a trailer.

**There are some paint flaws on this plate: Please click on image for a larger picture - we have circled these flaws. This is a longer plate, and has a natural metal twist/flex to it, which makes it appear slightly bent, but it's just the way it was made. Please let us know if you would like additional close-up photos of these areas.

1947-ca-plate-576163.JPG Vintage 1947 California License Plate Trailer
$75.00
California Trailer License Plate, 1947 (NOS meaning made back in 1947, but never bolted onto a trailer).

Please click on image for a larger picture. This is a longer plate, and has a natural metal twist/flex to it, which makes it appear slightly bent, but it's just the way it was made. There is some roughness on the lower left bolt hole, and some very tiny spots of black overspray - please let us know if you would like additional close-up photos of these areas.

cal-trailer-plate-1947-576116.JPG California License Plate 1947 Trailer
$65.00
Vintage California Trailer License Plate from 1947: NOS - meaning made back in 1947, but never bolted onto a trailer.

**There are some paint flaws on this plate, which we have circled. Please click on image for a larger picture. This is a longer plate, and has a natural metal twist/flex to it, which makes it appear slightly bent, but it's just the way it was made. Please let us know if you would like additional close-up photos of these areas.

cal-tlr-1951-598570.JPG 1951 California Trailer License Plate
$100.00 $85.00 On Sale!
Old California trailer license plate, 1951, 598570. This vintage plate was clear when we purchased it, but we encourage folks to call the DMV to confirm that the number is still okay to use for the YOM program.

Please click on image to see additional pictures. This is a NOS plate but there are some light scratches in the corners and along the edges.

1951-cal-plate-3b3345.JPG Vintage California License Plate 1951
$40.00 $35.00 On Sale!
California vintage license plate, 1951, 3B3345. This would be great for a collector, but is NOT eligible for the YOM program, as it is just the one plate.

Please click on image to see a larger picture. This steel plate has some scratches, and may have been repainted at some point, as it has a somewhat "rippled" appearance.

old california license plate Old California Trailer License Plate Yellow
$45.00
Vintage yellow California trailer license plate, 396 721. This one has an extra hole in the top left corner, scattered scratches, and bolt marks/bends. Please click on image to see larger picture. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.
old california license plate Vintage California Trailer License Plate Yellow 1956-1962
$45.00 $40.00 On Sale!
Old yellow California trailer license plate, 828 051. This one has scattered black spots, scratches, areas of surface rust, and bolt marks. Please click on image to see larger picture. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.
cal-ucy.jpg Old Yellow and Black California License Plates, Auto, 1956-1960, Some Rust, UCY 231
$250.00

Old California license plates, 1956 base pair, with an attached 1960 sticker.

**Please click on small image to see a larger picture.** Both plates have some rusty spots, scratches, and some discoloration which gives it a slightly "dirty" look. Each plate has a little looseness/wiggle to the metal. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.

ca-plate-tpw.JPG Old California License Plate Yellow
$15.00
Old yellow California license plate, TPW 713. This one has scattered spots of red paint, surface rust, scratches, bolt marks, and some bends in the metal. Please click on image to see larger picture). These single plates are great for collectors (but are not eligible for vehicle registration). Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.
old california license plate California License Plate Yellow
$25.00 $15.00 On Sale!
Old yellow California collectible license plate, GRP 944. This one has scattered scratches, bolt/frame marks, faded/discolored areas of paint, and some areas of surface rust. Please click on image to see larger picture). These single plates are great for collectors (but are not eligible for vehicle registration). Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.
old-california-plate-700.JPG California Vintage License Plate Yellow 1956
$15.00 $10.00 On Sale!
Used yellow California collectible license plate, WXG 700. This one has some surface rust, scratches, and bolt marks. Please click on image to see larger picture). This single plate is great for collectors (but is not eligible for vehicle registration). Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.
old california license plate California License Plate Yellow
$25.00 $15.00 On Sale!
Old California collectible license plate, TUH 307. This one has scattered scratches, bolt/frame marks, faded/discolored areas of paint, and some small spots of surface rust. Please click on image to see larger picture). These single plates are great for collectors (but are not eligible for vehicle registration). Please let us know if you would like additional pictures.
cal-black-plates-bwp.JPG Vintage Black California License Plates, 1963-1969, BWP
$325.00

Old black California auto license plates.

**Please click on small image to see a larger picture.** Both plates have some scratches and bolt marks, and slightly faded black paint. We would be happy to send additional pictures of these areas.

Were were told these plates were clear when we bought them, but we encourage everyone to call the DMV to see if these numbers okay to use (to make sure there is no record on file or that the number is in use on another year plate) and to find out about other requirements for YOM approval. We are happy to answer any questions you have about the program - feel free to call us!

cal-black-plates-jle593.JPG Old California License Plates, Black
$100.00 $85.00 On Sale!

PLEASE NOTE: THESE ARE NOT YOM ELIGIBLE AS AN OLD PAIR OF YELLOW PLATES WITH THE SAME NUMBER IS ALREADY BEING USED - THESE ARE FOR COLLECTING ONLY.

Black California license plates for collecting only, not for use on your car.

**Please click on small image to see a larger picture (and then scroll down to see the additional picture), as the top plate has some bends in the metal.** Both plates have surface rust and scratches.

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