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#101 everforward

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 11:06 AM

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Hi everforward.  good insight thanks, is it possible that the dealers name can be seen at the top of the plate above the word ' Dealer ', there is something in small type printed there.

 

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That is actually where the expiration date of the tag is located, in those days it was from year to year.
 



#102 Dogsbody

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 06:34 AM

Well, it's been a while since someone posted so here are two companions to my lonely 1944 Kansas plate  :)

 

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 05:11 AM

Here is an Indiana 1943 tag. Small-ish (2 inches wide) to conserve metal of course. Bought this at the local monthly flea market Saturday held at the Fairgrounds.

 

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#104 General Apathy

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 02:48 AM

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Interesting end of war photographs includes 1945 US Army tag plate. . . . . . . . 

 

This convertible has been grafted onto a wartime Willys or Ford Jeep, note the Jeep pintle hook on the lower rear, and the narrow width of the tyres ( tires ), and the ' E 1652 US 1945 ' tag.

 

Also of note in the first shot is the 8th Airforce badge in the centre of the spare wheel cap, and look above the spare wheel on the Jeep on the left and a BMW dealer logo can be seen on the garage sliding door.

 

 

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Posted 12 December 2019 - 02:51 AM

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Interesting end of war photographs includes 1945 US Army tag plate. . . . . . . . 

 

In this second photograph the front grille is a chromed Jeep grille, with two chromed hood catches on the engine side panel, the engine hood would appear to be a fabricated one made by USAAF mechanics to mate the Jeep grille to the civilian car body. Again the US Army tag plate is evident ' E 1652 US 1945 ' 

 

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