A Website for Porcelain License Plate Collectors & Enthusiasts
TOTAL KNOWN PORCELAIN VARIETIES: 1
I: PRE-STATES / CITY & COUNTY PLATES
Utah is a very interesting state because of the fact that there is just one solitary
porcelain variety known from the entire state - a small undated Provo porcelain.
Utah joins Alaska, Iowa and Nevada as the only states from which we know of only
one porcelain issue. However, Utah's distinctiveness goes even further, for it
shares with Iowa & Nevada alone the fascinating reality that not only is the Provo
plate the only known variety of porcelain from the state - but literally the only
known porcelain license plate! In other words, while there are a handful of
Alaska Road Commission porcelains, there is only one known surviving Provo
porcelain. Were it not for this one little plate #851, Utah would be the fifth state
from which nothing porcelain was known.
The small size of this plate has led some to speculate that it may have been used
on a motorcycle. The existence on non-porcelain Salt Lake City motorcycle plates
from 1910 and 1912 might lend credibility to this argument. Although undated, the
Provo plate is probably a pre-state, indicating a date of 1914 or earlier.
II: STATE-ISSUED PASSENGER PLATES
III: STATE-ISSUED NON-PASSENGER PLATES
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