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Old 01-21-2013, 11:28 AM
 
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OK RDLR now I have to go out in the cold and look.Learn something new every day.
Sorry.
I saw an original 4 digit this morning. It was a little worn looking, much smaller than those nowadays, and there was no diamond on it. The owner had touched up the numbers with white paint, it appeared. And, at the top it says DEL, not Delaware. But then again.....I'm confused too, because I've seen a diamond on some. Whatever, somebody's making money, probably just to keep us confused.

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Old 01-23-2013, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Conn.
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Smile I like the look of Delaware plates!

Just weighing in with my humble opinion. I love Delaware plates - see them once in a while up here. They are clear and easy to spot, even from a distance away. Just the basics - the yellow numbers on the blue background, not all cluttered up with other designs to make them hard to read. I recall when all plates were like that and police could tell the state from the color combination. Now there are so many other things on plates they are hard to read or determine the state. I did see a Delaware plate last week and it had the letters "CP" before the numbers. It was an SUV; don't know what the CP stood for. New Mexico just came out with a new plate with similar colors to Delaware (used to be yellow with red numbers and letters) - only difference is the little New Mexico symbol.

rdlr - I was in Whole Foods in CT the other day and they had a display of Dogfish Head beer with a sign saying "From Deleware". I saw the same spelling in 2 different aisles near the Dogfish Head.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:00 PM
 
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Just weighing in with my humble opinion. I love Delaware plates - see them once in a while up here. They are clear and easy to spot, even from a distance away. Just the basics - the yellow numbers on the blue background, not all cluttered up with other designs to make them hard to read. I recall when all plates were like that and police could tell the state from the color combination. Now there are so many other things on plates they are hard to read or determine the state. I did see a Delaware plate last week and it had the letters "CP" before the numbers. It was an SUV; don't know what the CP stood for. New Mexico just came out with a new plate with similar colors to Delaware (used to be yellow with red numbers and letters) - only difference is the little New Mexico symbol.

rdlr - I was in Whole Foods in CT the other day and they had a display of Dogfish Head beer with a sign saying "From Deleware". I saw the same spelling in 2 different aisles near the Dogfish Head.
You should have gone to the management and created a scene, Delaware style.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:03 PM
 
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Just weighing in with my humble opinion. I love Delaware plates - see them once in a while up here. They are clear and easy to spot, even from a distance away. Just the basics - the yellow numbers on the blue background, not all cluttered up with other designs to make them hard to read. I recall when all plates were like that and police could tell the state from the color combination. Now there are so many other things on plates they are hard to read or determine the state. I did see a Delaware plate last week and it had the letters "CP" before the numbers. It was an SUV; don't know what the CP stood for. New Mexico just came out with a new plate with similar colors to Delaware (used to be yellow with red numbers and letters) - only difference is the little New Mexico symbol.

rdlr - I was in Whole Foods in CT the other day and they had a display of Dogfish Head beer with a sign saying "From Deleware". I saw the same spelling in 2 different aisles near the Dogfish Head.
Was is PC? I believe it used to stand for Pleasure/Commercial but no longer really means anything? It's used on station wagons, minivans, and SUVs.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Ocean View, DE
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I've been told both pleasure/commercial and passenger carrier...although I'm told now that any vehicle may have the PC tag if they so desire. Basically, it no longer means anything.

Side note to above posts: I also find it irritating when Delaware is misspelled. However, I see so many misspellings and improper use of the English language anymore that it's become the "norm" .
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:44 PM
 
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You should have gone to the management and created a scene, Delaware style.
Yes, I probably should have. Anyway, it was too expensive, about $3 more for a 6-pack than a store near me. This was not a handwritten sign, either, printed by a machine.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:45 PM
 
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Was is PC? I believe it used to stand for Pleasure/Commercial but no longer really means anything? It's used on station wagons, minivans, and SUVs.
It could have been PC - I was just surprised to see letters at all, usually just numbers. The letters were one over the other on the left side of the plate. It was an SUV.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Delaware
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I agree with beachliz - I was told "passenger carrier" by the gal at the DMV when we registered our SUV. She went on to say any vehicle that holds 5 or more people automatically gets the PC plate.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:52 PM
 
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Just weighing in with my humble opinion. I love Delaware plates - see them once in a while up here. They are clear and easy to spot, even from a distance away. Just the basics - the yellow numbers on the blue background, not all cluttered up with other designs to make
Just to explain to the out-of-staters here --- most Delaware plates are normal-size, yellow on blue background, but these special low-digit tags we're discussing, are much shorter, and I think white on black background. I'm from a neighboring state, and was always curious about them, as no other state has these pint-sized plates.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:30 PM
 
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Just to explain to the out-of-staters here --- most Delaware plates are normal-size, yellow on blue background, but these special low-digit tags we're discussing, are much shorter, and I think white on black background. I'm from a neighboring state, and was always curious about them, as no other state has these pint-sized plates.
This found out about these here on the internet and they look very nice,

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...1&d=1318735460

I wanna move to Delaware just so i can have these.
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