Friday, July 5, 2013

Vintage Licence Plates

Something new to explore, motorcycle licence plates. The three below were recovered from a private truck/dumpster that belongs to my young friend A.  He had picked up, along with a great deal of other interesting clear out and remove items bike helmets, a somewhat damaged scooter type bike, a gas can, various metal signs.... and his mom did the rescuing.

There were 3 Motorcycle Licence Plates ('73, '68, '69) and 2 vehicle licence plates ('68, '73).







including one from
1969, a memorable year for us.
(DH became DH and I became DW)

Only ' sort of' motorcycle I've even driven was a scooter that my Dad used to drive around town (to save on gas) in the late 1960's. I loved riding that bike but I should have taken lessons, I got a leg burn from the exhaust pipe that ended my scooter riding. Pre-helmet time.


 Here are the two licence plates, 1968



 and 1973 (commercial).


I love the close up details. Metal, rusty, funky.




Snippets of the past. A bit of history.


Sharing with: Mockingbird Hill Cottage, Funky Junk Interiors, The Dedicated House, Rooted in Thyme, Debbiedoos, Twigg Studios, Nifty Thrifty, Boogieboard Cottage, Sir Thrift A Lot, Silver Pennies, Little Red House, Creating My Way To Success, Smiling Sally Blue Monday

23 comments:

  1. I love to see vintage license plates. I see so many fun projects using old license plates.

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  2. I'm sure you'll think of a project to use them for too. I do love the textures.
    Brenda

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  3. I love these!!! I have some vintage plates from 1936 (the year my husband was born) that belonged to his father in law (father of his first beloved wife) and they now hang on the back wall of our house facing the gazebo. I have painted scenes on many a license plate! I should post a few sometime.

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  4. I always save our license plates and put them in the barn :)

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  5. All of our old license plates and some of my grandparent's too are in our garage. Treasures!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  6. would be cool to make a project with these license plates! Very interesting. Pinning from the Debbiedoo's Blitz party!

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  7. Those are so much fun Joy! I look forward to seeing how you use/display them!

    Happy weekend!

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  8. Old license plates are fascinating, aren't they? Love the one from 1969!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!

    xo
    Claudia

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  9. Nice collection of vintage license plates. I think my son would love to have some of these. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

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  10. I wish I had saved all of my old plates. These are really cool. Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays!

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  11. Ha! '74 and '68 are memorable years for me. Great collection...

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  12. Beautiful Joy! I've seen lots of interesting things done with old number plates. Will you craft with them?

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  13. Old plates seem to be a collector's item at our local flea market. We've saved a few from memorable vehicles.

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  14. Beautiful BC plates are my favorites! What a great collection.

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  15. Pieces of history.

    Have a good Blue Monday, Joy.

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  16. Neat collection of vintage license plates ~ great photos ~ ^_^

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  17. O, I love these...so cute...
    and I have that same burn on the same leg....:))

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  18. I know these are quite collectible. Have a great week!

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  19. Great shots. I played too. Mine are here and here.

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  20. What fun license plates! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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  21. I saw on Pinterest where you cut the numbers for your address out of different old license plates and put them together as an address marker for your house. I am hoping to find some so I can make one for my front gate. Love the ones you found. Any plans for them?

    ~Erica

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  22. Those are cool! Think of the crafty things you could do with them...
    I've burned my leg on an exhaust pipe too. I think it is some kind of rite of passage or something. : )

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  23. I love these old license plates (or number plates as we Brits call them). Very cool!

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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