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MARCH, 2007 - 1919 HALIFAX COUNTY, NC FOR HIRE
In 1918-19, North Carolina had standardized plates for For Hire vehicles, which
did not vary by county (much the same as would be the case with the 1922-1926
For Hire plates). Prior to this plate turning up on EBAY, I was aware of surviving
1918-19 plates from five different counties. This one is the first known Halifax.
MARCH, 2007 - 1913-14 BLUEFIELD, WV
This fascinating plate turned up on EBAY. It is the 22nd variety of West Virginia
city-issued porcelain to surface, and the second from Bluefield. The only other
Bluefield known is a 1916 issue, suggesting that there is at least one issue out
there still to be found!
APRIL, 2007 - UNDATED CORDELL, OK
This is a plate that had been rumored to exist since 2006, but nobody had ever
been able to prove it - until an ALPCAn managed to view and photograph it in
person. It is the third known variety from Cordell, the other two being dated 1911
and 1913. Could this be the missing 1912?
APRIL, 2007 - UNDATED DARLINGTON, SC
This fascinating and unique plate surfaced on EBAY, becoming only the second
known porcelain plate from Darlington. Reading "Furnished by D.W. Alderman Jr.,
Florence, S.C." this plate is in step with many other South Carolina porcelains in
that it appears to be issued by or for - or to advertise - a certain company.
APRIL, 2007 - UNDATED ORANGEBURG, SC
A week after the Darlington pictured above showed up, a collector found two
Orangeburg porcelains, including this never before seen variety, at a bottle show
in Georgia. The surfacing of two different plates in one week, both with the
previously unknown D.W. Alderman legend, suggests some may have been dug.
MAY, 2007 - 1925-26 STAMFORD, CT
Stamford plates were issued as early as 1914 and licensed at least three varieties
of vehicle - Junkman, Truckman, and Vendor. Only a tiny handful of these plates
are known and when this one showed up on EBAY, it became the latest known
Vendor variety (and curiously enough - the only one to spell Vendor correctly!)
MAY, 2007 - 1928 PROVIDENCE, RI LICENSED TRUCKING
Providence trucking porcelains are known from the mid-1920s through at least
1940, but numerous years have not been documented. This previously unknown
1928 plate - which surfaced on EBAY the same day that the Stamford, CT plate
above did - is the third earliest example of these rare plates known.
OCTOBER, 2007 - 1914 CONNECTICUT MOTORCYCLE MANUFACTURER
Every decade or so, a previously unknown state-issued porcelain shows up. New
York collector Roger Monfett managed to get an EBAY auction stopped and
wound up with this Connecticut motorcycle manufacturer - the only known 1914
and only the third known porcelain cycle manufacturer ever seen from the state.
NOVEMBER, 2007 - 1917 UNIVERSITY CITY, MO
In yet another EBAY offering, this previously unknown University City porcelain
turned up. It is only the second porcelain plate ever seen from that jurisdiction
and the only porcelain Missouri plate of any kind dated 1917. The only Missouri
porcelains known to post-date this plate are the Kansas City 1920 issues.
Gallery - 2007 Discoveries
This page illustrates a handful of some of the more significant discoveries of
2007. For other significant finds of recent years, please visit the following: