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    Since I can’t dig for bottles right now as the grounds still frozen I’ll show another favorite. I find plenty of license plates from the 40’s-60’s and I keep em all but this was a pleasant surprise. This dealership plate was made in the last year porcelain plates were being used, in 1916 they switched over to pressed steel plates. There were only 11,499 cars registered in Vermont at this time.
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  • #2
    Nice plate, I only have one porcelain plate on my tag wall and 2ndold man ( Bruce) gave it to me when he visited from Canada.

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    • #3
      I never knew how interesting . Johnny your drooling I know .
      Still looking we just don’t have that here .

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      • #4
        It’s unlikely I’ll ever find another one, but ya never know I suppose. Thanks for lookin

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        • #5
          It was made to last !

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          • PointSeeker
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            That’s for sure, better shape than most of the 40’s-50’s ones I pull out

        • #6
          Great find - the dealership plates have to be even more rare..
          If the women don\'t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.

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          • PointSeeker
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            From what I can find there were only 121 dealerships so most likely!

        • #7
          To an unknowing hack like me, how would one tell it was a dealership tag?

          its super cool. I have a Vermont Tractor license plate that I got last fall at an antique store in a cool little town called St. Johnsbury, I think.

          thats some beautiful country up there.

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          • Jethro355
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            That drive from Derby Line down to St. Johnsbury is just beautiful. We had spent the previous night in Littleton, NH and got up and visited Robert Frost’s home outside Franconia, before driving over to SJ and then up to Canada.
            Aside from the winters, I imagine life up there is much to my liking.

          • PointSeeker
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            It is a very nice place to live as far as I’m concerned, plenty of fresh air and wild places to explore. The winters are brutal though, it was pretty nippy today!

          • Jethro355
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            I saw people dumping multiple dump truck loads of firewood in the driveways and yards up in Maine and asked them about it....that’s when I decided winters there were NOT for me.

        • #8
          While 105 years ago isn't that long in the grand scheme of things, it's early in the development of the car and the culture that grew up around it. Fortunately for us, it's beginnings practically coincided with the camera, and we do have a few cool pics to think about - here's a few dealerships from around 1915 that I found doing that web/surf thing.

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          sometimes your purchase would be delivered to you in a crate..
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          A Christmas display
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          an early wheelstander..
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          Then there's SHORPY, where you can find incredible detail by clicking on the pics to enlarge..
          https://www.shorpy.com/search/node/1915+car
          If the women don\'t find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.

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          • PointSeeker
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            That’s awesome, love those old photos. Thanks for posting

        • #9
          Cool

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          • #10
            Thanks for the show I enjoy these .
            Last edited by Tam; 03-22-2020, 01:20 PM.

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