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Shown here is a full plate produced in 1942, to save metals however in the following years just a small dated section was made to attach to the full plate. For some strange reason the 1943 date has been rivited over on the opposite side of the plate, but there is paint fading evidence to show that the 1944 date had been fixed over the original 1942 date.

 

Anyone else have any interesting plates to add to this topic.

 

Lewis.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Don't know if you find these interesting but the first plate was made to be used from March 42 to March 43. The second one made to be used from March 45 to March 46.

 

 

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Leave it to my home state! Thanks for posting.

Hi Bagman, thanks for taking the time to look and add comment.

 

Lewis.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Don't know if you find these interesting but the first plate was made to be used from March 42 to March 43. The second one made to be used from March 45 to March 46.

 

 

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Hi Hardheaded, looks like we have both been hunting bear in the same neck of the woods, but your plates are in much nicer shape than the ones I have, thanks for adding them.

 

Lewis.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Hi Hardheaded, looks like we have both been hunting bear in the same neck of the woods, but your plates are in much nicer shape than the ones I have, thanks for adding them.

 

Lewis.

 

Hi Lewis,

 

Mine might be in nicer shape but you have the interesting one with the mini plates B)

 

I got these three plates this year and they're the only ones I have. Here's the twin to my 42.

 

HH

 

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These are some great plates! Very interesting how some added dates only.

 

 

...Kat


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Wow very classic and very cool, it's shows how critical they were about saving material for the war effort.

 

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The museum has several examples of these on display. In addition we have one made out of compressed soy beans! Interesting that a war time economy measure led someone to the brilliant idea (not sarcasm) of keeping the same plate and just adding a new tag each year.


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These are some great plates! Very interesting how some added dates only.

 

 

...Kat

Hi Kat & Ray, thanks for dropping by and reading and showing interest in the topic

 

Lewis.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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The museum has several examples of these on display. In addition we have one made out of compressed soy beans! Interesting that a war time economy measure led someone to the brilliant idea (not sarcasm) of keeping the same plate and just adding a new tag each year.

Hi Grant, thanks for adding comment about having versions made out of Soy beans, nice to see how the topic has expanded information in just a few posts. From my original post showing small yearly plates, Hardheaded's contribution showing annual plates, and your mention of Soy bean plates.

 

Hope others join in with further versions.

 

Lewis.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Here's a couple from the museum. Is it a coincidence that we all seem to have Pennsylvania? The first one is the one made out of soybeans.

 

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I have read somewhere that the soy bean ones were sometimes munched on by farm animals. Don't know if that's true or an urban myth.


Looking for:

 

1. CIB with M16 instead of 1795 Musket

2. Rarer current era brassards and armbands

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

 

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Here's a couple from the museum. Is it a coincidence that we all seem to have Pennsylvania? The first one is the one made out of soybeans.

 

Hi Grant, thanks for adding the Soy bean plate, I now realize that I must have seen one or two of these for sale whilst in the states a few years ago, being just a flat painted plate didn't really take my interest.

 

But thanks again.

 

Lewis.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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I have read somewhere that the soy bean ones were sometimes munched on by farm animals. Don't know if that's true or an urban myth.

Hi Cobra, thanks for adding comment, I suppose there might have been a smell to them that farm animals or rats could have detected as food, even the metal ones get eaten by ' rust ' . ^_^

 

Thanks

 

Lewis.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Hi Cobra, thanks for adding comment, I suppose there might have been a smell to them that farm animals or rats could have detected as food, even the metal ones get eaten by ' rust ' . ^_^

Thanks

Lewis.

Thanks, sir. I saw a photo many years ago of a half-chewed soybean license plate, but at the time I wasn't a collector and didn't know if it was a spoof photo or one of an actual "meal" of a farm animal.


Looking for:

 

1. CIB with M16 instead of 1795 Musket

2. Rarer current era brassards and armbands

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

 

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I have read somewhere that the soy bean ones were sometimes munched on by farm animals. Don't know if that's true or an urban myth.

 

 

I read the same thing in a first-hand account. It was recounted in an older book, "The Home Front: An Oral History of the War Years in America 1941-1945", by Archie Satterfield.

 

It's been a while since I read it, but I know a lady in the book mentioned it happening to them on the new farm she purchased with her husband.


"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

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Picked this one up today.

 

Hi Hardheaded, nice find, really like the style of it, also the condition is good, thanks for adding to the thread.

 

Lewis.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

.

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I read the same thing in a first-hand account. It was recounted in an older book, "The Home Front: An Oral History of the War Years in America 1941-1945", by Archie Satterfield.

 

It's been a while since I read it, but I know a lady in the book mentioned it happening to them on the new farm she purchased with her husband.

Thanks, Rusty ... appreciated the confirmation!


Looking for:

 

1. CIB with M16 instead of 1795 Musket

2. Rarer current era brassards and armbands

 

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

 

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Thanks, Rusty ... appreciated the confirmation!

Hi Rusty, yes, agree with Cobra 6 thanks for adding information on what you had read about the soy bean plates.

 

Lewis.

 

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Young enough to care and enjoy militaria - Old enough to remember as surplus

 

" Life's too short for reproductions "

 

 

Life is like a tank of gas, the closer you get to a quarter tank, the faster it goes 

 

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Hi everyone, I wanted to start a thread about war time license plates but in my search on the forum I stumbled across this one. Since it already has some very nice examples (especially the ones with the mini plates added) I thought it might be a good idea to try to revive this one. So I hope that everyone out there with some war time plates in their collection will add them here :).

 

In keeping with the Penna theme ;) I will add two of mine

 

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Rene

 

 


Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

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Keep buggering on.

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Here is a NJ plate with an added `43 tag. It is a bit worse for wear (some might call it patina, some just call it rust :D) but I like it.

 

 


Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

Churchill

 

Keep buggering on.

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And here's the plate :unsure:

 

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Rene

 

 


Never give in - never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.

 

Churchill

 

Keep buggering on.

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My 1942 Massachusetts plate

 

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Collecting the Yankee Division, 101st & 102nd Artillery specifically!

Coming to you from the birthplace of the Army National Guard, Salem, Massachusetts

 

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