Plymouth Number Plate Auction Results
PLYMOUTH – Plymouth 400 Inc.’s auction of commemorative license plates raised $106,050 to benefit the town’s birthday celebration in 2020.
The minimum bid for most plates was $500. For the lower numbers and numbers associated with historical Mayflower dates, the minimum was $1,000.
The plates numbered 1 and 1620 each went for $10,000.
The next top 10 plate numbers by bid:
$3,500 for number 12.
$3,100 for number 5.
$2,800 for number 19.
$2,700 for number 2.
$2,500 for numbers 11 and 2020.
$2,000 for numbers 3, 8, 9 and 10.
The plate number 1627 – a significant date in Pilgrim history and one that is associated with Plimoth Plantation, sold for just $550.
The minimum bid was not received for plate numbers 1623, 1824, 1863, 1920 and 1957, all of which have historical associations.
No one bid on Lou Gehrig’s number, number 4, either. Other low numbers still available are 36, 41, 49, 66, 89, 93 and 94.
Plymouth 400 Inc. said commemorative license plates are still available for general purchase through all Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles full-service branches or online.
The plates have a $40 purchase fee; $28 of that goes directly to Plymouth 400. Each time the plate is renewed, Plymouth 400 will receive the full $40 fee.
How close a series of letters or numbers are to a real name of word: if the match quality is high (and the numbers and letters are very convincing in making a popular word), the value of the registration plate will be higher. This means that a match like 5IMON, for the name Simon, will be worth a lot more than a more obscure set of letters and numbers that are not as convincing a match, such as S17 MMM for the name Sam.
The style of the plate: this means establishing if it is a new-style plate, an older-style format or if it is dateless or Irish, for instance. Other options are that it is a prefix-style plate or a suffix-style plate. New-style number plates, which have been produced since 2001, tend to be the least valuable because they are a bit less appealing to some collectors, plus the rule about not having plates that are newer than your car can also come into play, putting people off from buying a newer-style plate for their older car. Prefix-style number plates, which were in production between 1983 and 2001 can be more popular as more vehicles are entitled to have those licence numbers, and they may have fewer characters in total. Suffix-style plates, issued from 1963 to 1983 are relatively rare, which means they can attract higher prices than prefix-style plates and newer designs. Dateless number plates, also known as cherished number plates, were produced between 1903 and 1963 and are nearly always the most valuable number plate configurations; they have fewer digits and their dateless nature means that people can hide the age of their car. Irish number plates are similar to dateless number plates, especially because they don’t have a year identifier. They also tend to be cheaper than other types of vehicle registration plates.
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