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Old 10-15-2016, 04:09 PM
 
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Nevada and Arizona.
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Old 10-30-2016, 06:44 PM
 
Location: East of the Appaichans
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Regarding NM plates, the ones with the balloons are kind of hard to read, I just like the yellow NM plates with red printing because they're easier to read. As for the VA plates, I don't know why VA chose to make their plate plain-looking before the Lovers plates.
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Old 11-01-2016, 11:49 AM
 
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I roll my eyes seeing that "In God We Trust". I don't understand how they get away with that seeing how it's a government issued item.
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Old 11-02-2016, 09:52 AM
 
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Old 11-02-2016, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Delaware has really great, classy license plates. The standard blue and gold (the oldest continuously used plate in the country) is timeless and goes great with most vehicles.

http://www.plateshack.com/y2k/Delaware2/de2011.jpg

But it's the black and white porcelain plates that are really quite nice and are well sought after.

Delaware couple pays $325K for tag No. 14

http://www.licenseplates.tv/images/usade52.gif

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Old 11-02-2016, 07:56 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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We do have pretty cool plates in NM, I'd be reluctant to give up my bright yellow plate if I moved out of state. The colors are very representative of the state. Also, notice how they say "New Mexico USA" so as not to confuse anyone.

I also dig Wyoming with the cowboy and bucking bronco.

My favorite plate in Canada, Nova Scotia I suppose with the tall ships and slogan "Canada's Ocean Playground" The rest of the provinces are pretty basic. Seeing as Alberta has the world renowned Canadian Rockies, one would think they could come up with something better than "Wild Rose Country" really? who cares? Beautiful British Columbia is definitely on point.
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Old 11-02-2016, 08:28 PM
 
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My favorite plate in Canada, Nova Scotia I suppose with the tall ships and slogan "Canada's Ocean Playground" The rest of the provinces are pretty basic. Seeing as Alberta has the world renowned Canadian Rockies, one would think they could come up with something better than "Wild Rose Country" really? who cares? Beautiful British Columbia is definitely on point.

The Tall Ship on the Nova Scotia plate is the legendary Grand Banks Schooner "Bluenose", it is also featured on the Canadian dime, the older one's anyway as they have new designs representing themes and provinces. The Bluenose has quite an interesting history and I encourage you (if you have not already) to look into its story and background.


As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Northwest Territories plate is quite interesting with the unique profile of a Polar Bear. I am not Canadian so do not know if the NWT's are a province or not but if so I think you might like this design.
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Old 11-02-2016, 08:32 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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I do like that we brought back the classic and utterly simple yellow on black plates from the '60s here in California, as a special plate. They look sharp! Especially on black cars.
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Old 11-04-2016, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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I roll my eyes seeing that "In God We Trust". I don't understand how they get away with that seeing how it's a government issued item.
"In God We Trust" is the national motto of the United States. In other words, it's the government-sanctioned "catch phrase" for our country.

As for which states have the coolest plates, I'd probably say Arizona or New Mexico. If you want to consider which one had the best combination of simplicity, readability, and understated design, I'd probably give the new Texas standard plate the nod. The old Maryland plates (the one with the state flag as a shield in the middle) was even better.
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Old 11-04-2016, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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I think it is important to separate standard issue plates with vanity plates and or specialty plates. If you just narrow it down to regular issue or standard plates then I truly believe that there are just a handful of states that stick out. My choices would be Oregon, New Mexico, Georgia, Utah and North Dakota. Some of the states have been using the same plates for decades. And there is something to be said for that. why states seem to need to change their design every 3 to 5 years is beyond me. Oregon for example has been using the same plate since 1988 and it still looks great. California and Washington also have kept the same design since the 80s and they also are classics. Simple designs are back in vogue such as Texas going back to their simple black letters on white a staple in the 50s and 60s. New York also has reverted to a retro look though not very popular.
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