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

Old California license plates: blue and yellow, black, and more, 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.

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Old California License Plates Blue Yellow 1970 - 1980 YOM
$175.00
Old blue and yellow California license plates, STEEL (082 ABE), that should be YOM eligible for 1970-1980 cars. For the YOM program, you will also need an old year sticker that matches the year of your car - we have those for sale, too (click on sticker page to the left, near the top of this page). 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.
Vintage Blue and Yellow California License Plates YOM 1970 - 1980
$200.00
Old blue and yellow California license plates (492 EXA), that should be YOM eligible for 1970-1980 cars. For the YOM program, you will also need an old year sticker that matches the year of your car - we have those for sale, too (click on sticker page to the left, near the top of this page). 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.
Blue and Yellow California License Plates YOM 1970-1980
$125.00
Old California license plates, blue and yellow, STEEL (872 JAO), that should be YOM eligible for 1970-1980 cars. For the YOM program, you will also need an old year sticker that matches the year of your car - we have those for sale, too (click on sticker page to the left, near the top of this page). Please click on image for a larger picture. There is some surface rust, scratches, frame marks, and some shallow bends on the lower rim of the stickered plate. Please let us know if you would like additional photos.
California License Plates Blue and Yellow 1970 - 1980 YOM
$150.00
California license plates, blue and yellow, older STEEL version (794 KJI). 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. For the YOM program, you will also need an old year sticker that matches the year of your car - we have those for sale, too (click on sticker page to the left - near the top of this page). Click on image for larger picture. Both plates have scattered scratches. Please let us know if you would like additional photos of these areas.
1978 Blue California License Plates YOM
$150.00
California license plates, blue and yellow, 1978, ALUMINIUM (041 SKT). 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.
Old California License Plates Blue 1970 to 1980 YOM
$150.00
California license plates, blue and yellow, 1970-1980, ALUMINUM (976 WMA), that should be eligible for the YOM program. For the YOM program, you will also need an old sticker that matches the year of your car. We have those for sale, too (please click on our sticker page to the left, near the top of this page). Please click on image for larger picture. There are some scratches, and a couple shallow bends on the lower left rim of the non-stickered plate.
1980 California Blue and Yellow License Plates YOM
$100.00
California blue and yellow license plates, 1980, ALUMINIUM (1SJS930). These should be eligible for the YOM program for a 1980 passenger 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. Both plates have some scattered scratches.
Blue California License Plates Commercial YOM 1975 to 1980
$200.00
Blue and yellow California license plates, commercial, aluminum, new old stock, with just a few light scratches. These should be eligible for the YOM program for pickup trucks, etc., years 1975 to 1980 - please check with the DMV before purchase to make sure the plate number is still available to use. For the YOM program, you will also need an old 1975-1980 sticker to go on the plate - we have those for sale, too (click on sticker page to the left - near the top of this page). Please click on image for larger picture.
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.
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. For the YOM program, you will also need an old year sticker that matches the year of your trailer, we have those for sale, too. Please click on our sticker page to the left - near the top of this page. This is an ALUMINUM plate, new old stock, with just a few small scratches. Please click on image for a larger picture.
Old California License Plates Blue 1970 - 1980
$200.00
California license plates, blue and yellow, 1970-1980, aluminum (797 UVC), that should be eligible for the YOM program. Please click on image for larger picture. There are some light frame/bolt marks.
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.
Old California Sample License Plate from the 1970's, 123 SAM
$45.00
Blue California sample license plate issued in the 1970's, new old stock, that also comes with the original mailing envelope. This one has some roughness in the paint around the bolt holes. 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.
California Sample License Plate Black 1963
$100.00
1963 black and yellow California sample license plate, SAM 123, that would look great in your collection (but is not eligible for vehicle registration). This appears to be a new old stock plate, but does have a slight bend in the metal, and a paint drip in the upper right corner (a sign of authenticity). Please click on image to see larger picture.
Old California Black License Plate 1963
$25.00
Vintage black California license plate, DLC 146 - great for collectors, but NOT eligible for vehicle registration, as it is just the one plate. Please click on image to see a larger picture. There are frame marks, scratches, and spots of surface rust - but the plaint still has nice gloss.
Used Black California License Plate
$20.00
Old black and yellow California auto license plate, IPG 894. This one has areas of surface rust, scratches, and some pink-ish overspray. You can click on the image to see a larger picture. These single plates are great for collectors (but are NOT eligible for vehicle registration).
Black California License Plate
$20.00
Black California license plate, JFH 986. Click on image to see a larger picture: this one has some scratches, areas of surface rust, and some white spots. These single plates are great for collectors, but are not eligible for vehicle registration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Old California License Plate Yellow
$15.00
Old yellow California license plate, AFP 232. This one has scattered scratches, bolt marks,dark-ish areas, and some spots of surface rust. Clicking on the image will bring up a larger picture. These single plates are great for collectors (but are not eligible for vehicle registration).
Vintage Yellow California License Plate
$15.00
Old yellow and black California auto license plate, BLR 634. This one has some scratches, spots of surface rust, frame marks, and some shallow bends in the metal. These single plates are great for collectors (but are not eligible for vehicle registration).
California Vintage License Plate Yellow 1956
$15.00
Used yellow California license plate, EKP 397. This one has some surface rust, scratches, dark-ish discoloration, and frame marks. This single plate is great for collectors (but is not eligible for vehicle registration).
California License Plate Yellow Commercial
$15.00
Old yellow California collectible commercial license plate, N 61 302 (great for a 302 engine fan!). This one has some bends in the metal, scratches, bolt marks, spots of gray overspray, and some 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).
California Exempt License Plate Yellow 1956
$125.00
1956-base California Exempt (City/County/Police, yellow and black) license plate that would look great in your collection (but is not eligible for vehicle registration as it is just the one plate). Please click on smaller image to see a larger pictures. This plate has scattered small light scratches, and a paint drip in the lower left corner.
California License Plate 1951
$12.00
California vintage license plate, 1951, 7M6192, with some bending and metal creases. 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 bends, creases, and scratches.
Old California License Plate 1951
$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 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.
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.
Old California License Plate 1928
$25.00

California license plate, 1928, just the one plate, with some cuts and a crease in the metal on the left side, plus scratches and surface rust. Good for collecting, but not eligible for vehicle registration as it is just the one plate. Please click on image to see a much larger picture.

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.
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.
California Auto License Plates Block Early 1990 's
$15.00
California license plates, block style, probably early 1990's - for collecting purposes - NOT eligible for vehicle registration. There are a few small scratches, most noticeable on the 7's. Please click on the image to see a larger picture.
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.
Old California License Plates, Late 1990's Commercial Pair
$15.00
Mint condition pair of California commercial license plates - just for collecting - not eligible for vehicle registration. Click on image for larger picture.


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.
California Script License Plates
$15.00
California script license plates (sometimes called lipstick 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. These plates have a slight twist to them.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Old California Auto License Plates, Blue 1971 Pair, Steel, 232 ASH, Used, Good-Very Good Condition
Nice pair of used 1971 blue steel California License Plates that would look great in your collection.

Click on image for larger picture. Both plates have some bolt marks, and surface rust along the edges - please let us know if you would like additional photos of these areas.

Old California License Plates, 1988 Golden State Sun Pair, 2EZZ058, Used Condition

Here is a nice pair of 1988 California "sun" or "golden state" license plates - great for collecting - but not eligible for vehicle registration.

Please click on image for larger picture. Both plates have some light frame marks, and the non-stickered plate has several hard-to-see spots of white-ish residue on the clear coat - almost like a spots of wax. Please let us know if you would like additional pictures of these areas.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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