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Gallery - 2015 Discoveries
This page illustrates a handful of some of the more significant discoveries of
2015.  For other significant finds of recent years, please visit the following:
JANUARY, 2015 - 1915 & 1916 SYRACUSE, NY AUTO TAX

When these two porcelains were found laying face down in a box of plates, they
shocked collectors who never knew such things were issued.  A lone Syracuse
Milk License in the same general format had been known for years, but these are
the first examples of Auto Tax plates ever seen from the city.



JANUARY, 2015 - 1910 SCHENECTADY, NY MILK LICENSE

This 1910 plate showed up on EBAY, becoming the latest in a long line of plates
thought to have been issued by the city of Schenectady, NY.  The Milk Bureau
plates, like this one, were issued starting in at least 1908 and continued into the
mid-1930s.



FEBRUARY, 2015 - 1916 NEW BRUNSWICK ODDBALL

For years, an oddball 1915 New Brunswick plate was known with a similar format
to this one, but this intriguing orange & white plate is the first example to show
up from 1916.  It remains unclear just what the plates were used for, but they may
have been specially designed for high provincial officials.



FEBRUARY, 2015 - 1942 BRISTOL, CT MILK LICENSE

An ALPCA member stumbled across this unique plate in a Virginia antique shop.  
While we were aware that the city of Bristol licensed milk vendors with porcelain
plates, the only ones we had seen were from 1940 and 1941.  It's interesting to
speculate just how far this run may have gone.



MARCH, 2015 - 1910, 1913 & 1915 SCHENECTADY, NY MILK LICENSE

These three Schenectady, NY plates were offered in a heavily advertised auction
in Indiana.  Along with the 1910 discovery listed above, this makes four new
plates from Schenectady to surface in the first three months of the year alone.  
Note the unexplained color difference in this 1910 and the one found in January.



MARCH, 2015 - UNDATED WYOMING ODDBALL

This oddball plate showed up in an online auction in Wyoming.  It is unclear
exactly what purpose the plate had, but it seems unlikely that it was a state-issued
variety.  The general consensus is that it's probably a sample or prototype from
around 1915 made by a company vying for the state license plate contract.



MARCH, 2015 - UNDATED HONOLULU, HI MOTORCYCLE

This mysterious fender-shaped motorcycle plate showed up recently and
provided quite a bit of confusion.  It is almost certainly from Honolulu, as the "A"
prefix indicates, but from what year?  There are already cycles thought to be from
1915, so when was this unique plate issued?  



MAY, 2015 - 1916 ST. LUCIE COUNTY, FL FOR HIRE

Both passenger and motorcycle versions from St. Lucie already existed for 1916,
but when this plate showed up on EBAY, it became the first For Hire variant
anybody had seen.  This plate now makes eight distinct collectible varieties of St.
Lucie porcelains known.



MAY, 2015 - 1909-10 DAYTON, OH MOTORCYCLE

Until this plate showed up, the earliest Dayton porcelain cycles were from 1912
and 1913.  But when the grandson of the original owner decided to put this
1909-10 issue on the market, it backdated the known run of Dayton cycles by two
years.  It strongly suggests that there is a still unseen 1911 version out there too!



JULY, 2015 - 1920 SCHENECTADY, NY LICENSED GROWER

This plate is an example of the multitude of varieties issued by the city of
Schenectady New York between about 1906 and 1936.  The first Grower variant
was found in 2011 and this 1920 example becomes the third known year for this
elusive class of porcelain.



SEPTEMBER, 2015 - 1912 NEW ALBANY, IN

Indiana was a state known for three state-issued 1913 varieties (passenger,
manufacturer and motorcycle) and nothing else.  But in September this all
changed when the first city-issued porcelain showed up at a New Albany auction.  
The "N.A." designation on this plate is presumed to represent New Albany.



SEPTEMBER, 2015 - (ILLEGIBLE DATE) LOUISVILLE, KY WAGON

When this plate first surfaced, the owner believed it was from the town of
Louisville in Iowa - thus the "IA" designation.  However, further research
revealed that the apparent "IA" is actually a "1A" and that the plate is a one-animal
wagon from the city of Louisville, Kentucky.
Gallery - 2015 Discoveries
This page illustrates a handful of some of the more significant discoveries of
2015.  For other significant finds of recent years, please visit the following:
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