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Old 11-27-2016, 04:37 PM
 
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Texas basic plate has been attractive until a few years ago when for reasons of which I am unsure became a BLAND white background with black lettering. Now the vanity plates are really good. TX does something I have not seen elsewhere, i.e. have plates for Universities OUTSIDE of the state, like Auburn, Oklahoma, LSU, Notre Dame and the University of GA.


My favorite Texas vanity plate is the all black look with white lettering. It just looks cool.
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Old 11-29-2016, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Whoops my post got deleted (must've been cause I linked to another forum). I'm talking about the plain black plates that aren't even standard length. The blue and gold isn't bad. I just don't seem to see it too much (in Pennsylvania at least)
That's understandable. And the ridiculous thing about the black and white plates is the fact that the lower the number, the higher the price for them, since they're in limited supply. It's the weirdest status symbol that I've ever encountered in my life, where people pay hundreds of thousands for a license plate. The news actually reports on when these things go on sale lol.

"The numbers 1, 2 and 3 are reserved for the governor, lieutenant governor and secretary of state. The No. 6 was bought in February 2008 by real estate developer and philanthropist Anthony N. Fusco, who paid $675,000 — still the record for highest paid. The same family paid $185,000 at a 1993 auction for No. 9."

"A five-digit tag can sell between $500 and $1,000, Emmert said. Three-digit tags can stretch the $4,000 to $10,000 range, and two-digit plates are worth anywhere between $125,000 and $350,000."

"A one-digit plate – only seven are available to the public – is a $1 million investment."



Delaware couple pays $325K for tag No. 14

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/...-dmv/94592990/
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Old 11-29-2016, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Texas basic plate has been attractive until a few years ago when for reasons of which I am unsure became a BLAND white background with black lettering. Now the vanity plates are really good. TX does something I have not seen elsewhere, i.e. have plates for Universities OUTSIDE of the state, like Auburn, Oklahoma, LSU, Notre Dame and the University of GA.


My favorite Texas vanity plate is the all black look with white lettering. It just looks cool.
This had something to do with the cops not being able to read the letters on the plates so the DPS switched it the the old school version.

To me this is my favorite custom Texas plate
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Old 11-29-2016, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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I think Texas wanted to go retro, as a simple Black letter on White is what was the standard in the 60's.
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Old 11-30-2016, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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TX does something I have not seen elsewhere, i.e. have plates for Universities OUTSIDE of the state, like Auburn, Oklahoma, LSU, Notre Dame and the University of GA.
Many states offer plates for universities outside their state. For example, in Virginia, you can order plates with the following college logos: Clemson (SC), Duke (NC), Florida State, Georgetown (DC), Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers (NJ), Texas A&M, Univ. of Maryland, U of Michigan, West Virginia U, among others.

All you have to do is sponser a plate and get a certain number of people to agree to order that plate, and voila, you have a plate with that group on it. It doesn't matter that the group logo is from out of state.

Pennsylvania offers U. of Wisconsin plates, Virginia Tech plates, Notre Dame plates, Arizona State plates, etc.

North Carolina offers Clemson, Georgia Tech, Penn State, etc.

Many states offer this.
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Old 11-30-2016, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Many states offer plates for universities outside their state. For example, in Virginia, you can order plates with the following college logos: Clemson (SC), Duke (NC), Florida State, Georgetown (DC), Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers (NJ), Texas A&M, Univ. of Maryland, U of Michigan, West Virginia U, among others.

All you have to do is sponser a plate and get a certain number of people to agree to order that plate, and voila, you have a plate with that group on it. It doesn't matter that the group logo is from out of state.

Pennsylvania offers U. of Wisconsin plates, Virginia Tech plates, Notre Dame plates, Arizona State plates, etc.

North Carolina offers Clemson, Georgia Tech, Penn State, etc.

Many states offer this.
I do know Indiana is a state that does not offer out-of-state school plates.
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Old 11-30-2016, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Illinois (they just redesigned them and I don't like them).

This is the one I like:

http://www.plateshack.com/y2k/Illinois4/il2012.jpg
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Old 12-01-2016, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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New Illinois plates OK, but could be better, designers say | Chicago Sun-Times

I don't know...kind of a draw for me...
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