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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.

 

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

 

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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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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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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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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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Found this 1941 plate topper this weekend. On the price tag it had Norfolk Navy Yard. Im not sure if thats what it means or not.post-150-0-50237100-1581861356.jpeg

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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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Not sure how I missed this before. But that is awesome! Kind of a sword into plowshare kind of thing. It would be great if that thing was still around. I wonder what they could have done with a Sherman!

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Not sure how I missed this before. But that is awesome! Kind of a sword into plowshare kind of thing. It would be great if that thing was still around. I wonder what they could have done with a Sherman!

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Hi Mikie, admittedly this is a picture of a later date but this has been done with (or to....) a Sherman

 

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Hi Everyone, just pulled this tag plate base i.d. plate out of a box, undated other than by the model of aircraft.

 

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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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7 hours ago, hink441 said:

Here are two that I have. 
 

 

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Hi Hink441,  thanks for the two plates, the top one appears to be a non-metallic ' Soya ' based plate, never seen one myself.  Your second plate appears to have a line apparent under the date 1942 indicating that it probably had a 1943 / 1944 plate attached whilst attached to the car the same as my plate in the original posting of this thread. 

 

regards 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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Thank you Lewis.
 

The Illinois plate is the soybean variety and is in great condition.

 

The Va. plate does look like it had the 43-44 corner tag used in the past. I never noticed that before.  

 

I have a Va. 44 plate somewhere but I am unable to find it now!

 

Chris

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23 minutes ago, hink441 said:

Thank you Lewis.
 

The Illinois plate is the soybean variety and is in great condition.

 

The Va. plate does look like it had the 43-44 corner tag used in the past. I never noticed that before.  

 

I have a Va. 44 plate somewhere but I am unable to find it now!

 

Chris

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Hi Chris.  thanks again for posting your plates. The plate I started this thread with back in 2015 really is a favourite piece of my collection of Americana. 

 

I suddenly thought how easy it must have been back in the 1940's to fake a soy plate plate for a vehicle compared to the manufactured embossed metal plates . . . . . . . . 

 

regards 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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