Queensland Number Plate Ownership
The 32-year-old retail professional's husband Dean gifted her the personalised number plates five years ago and ever since she's been fielding strangers' offers to buy them from her.
"I wouldn't sell them,” Sarah said.
Sarah is one of 5253 Ipswich region residents who in the past year have personalised their vehicle with unique number plates.
They cost from $165 to $3300 and the region is home to a wide array of unique registrations including these beauties: 05WIG, I MEJAG, CAKE55, I WAVEZ, GAL165 and WOO76.
For some people personalised plates are like chips - you can't have just one.
And Sarah and her family are prime examples of that.
Sarah also owns MYTUFFY, which is on the family's XT Ford, and NOTWELL, which is on Dean's XV Suburu ute.
"He got that after his buck's party when all his mates chipped in and got it for him for a present,” Sarah said.
"I don't know why they chose those words.
"MYTUFFY was chosen because the XT Ford is a tough type of car.”
Personalised Plates Queensland managing director Jemma Elder said more than 750,000 Queenslanders owned personalised plates.
Ms Elder said vehicle owners were happy to spend big on them because they were a "fun and creative way” to express themselves.
"A lot of people are very proud of their vehicles and it's a way for them to express themselves and their passion for their cars and to complement the look of their car.”
While most people opt for letter and number combinations that will not offend, there are some motorists who like to push the envelope and choose plates that are not appropriate for our roads.
"We work very closely with the Department of Transport and Main Roads who provide very strict guidelines to adhere to,” Ms Elder said.
"We run every plate against the very strict assessment criteria to ensure they are clean and that they are appropriate for display.”
While PPQ sells the unique regos on more than 250 types of plates and designs, it's the DTMR that produces the finished plate.
Manama, Nov. 26 (BNA): As part of the expansion of its business activities, Mazad has announced that it will allow individuals to privately auction number plates. Number plate auctions will be organised in partnership with Arabian Auctions.
Mazad highlighted that these fully regulated auctions present an exciting opportunity for Bahrainis to buy or sell distinctive number plates.
Mazad in partnership with Arabian Auctions, carried out its first auction of private vehicle number plates on the 13 April 2017. During that auction, more than forty purposely developed number plate combinations were sold, marking the launch of a new business sector and further demonstrating that Bahrain is a key source of commercial innovation in the region.
Parties interested in submitting their number plates for future auctions are encouraged to contact Mazad by 9 December at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include car plate number, name and telephone number.
On our website, we offer a number plate search feature that lets you enter words, letters or numbers that you would like to see in the number plate of your dreams.
Try it out with words you would like to incorporate into your private number plate, such as a name, nickname, age or keyword (such as a hobby or passion).
You can use the general search to find any and all matching plates, or you can use our ‘prefix style’ search to search for plates that end in three letters of your choice, but have any combination at the start.
Alternatively, the ‘current search’ will allow you to specify two letters at the start and / or the age identifier numbers in the middle, and / or the final three letters at the end of the plate.
A final option for searching for your dream number plate is to use our ‘dateless search’ option, where you can find number plates that do not have a date identifier. These cherished plates are especially popular for vintage and classic cars, and are often the most prized of all personalised number plates.
Through this range of search options, you can go a long way towards finding your perfect personalised number plate. You could search for a Bob, a Tim, a Lou or a Ted, or you could include numbers that are meaningful to you in some way, such as your age, year of birth, or the year you got married. Do remember that drivers are not legally allowed to use a registration plate that makes a car look younger than it actually is (so a car built in 2012 can’t have a 2014 registration number).
How much similar registration plates have sold for recently and in the past: it is always worth looking at what has been going on in the private registration plate market recently to add extra weight to the valuation of your own number plate. It is a market that is not immune from trends, so keep a close eye on what has been selling well and see if your plate has any similar features
The age of the plate: older plates tend to attract higher prices and dateless number plates (the first ones ever issued) normally call for the highest prices on the market
The plate’s rarity: if a lot of similar registration plates were issued, your plate may be less valuable. So, the relative rarity of older, dateless number plates makes them more valuable, as a whole, than newer, dated plates. Similarly, having a private plate with a word or name spelled out on it gives it a degree of rarity that would raise its value.
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