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Hi I'm Glenvil Roberts. I first became fascinated with licence plates when I visited Canada in 1973. While down in Banff I saw plates from across Canada and the United States, in all colours and with all different messages. They were so different from plates in my native England. I moved to Canada in 1974 and aquired my first plate in 1982, a California yellow on blue, a souvenir of our trip to California. I later became a Freeway Patrol Officer and my close contact with high density traffic was the natural catalyst for the hobby of plate collecting.


Now welcome to my plate page.





The seven blunders of the world


wealth without work,

pleasure without conscience,

knowledge without character,

commerce without morality,

science without humanity,

worship without sacrifice,

and politics without principle.

Mohandas Gandhi



The Seven da Vincian Principles


Curiosita - An insatiably curious approach to life,

Dimostrazione - A commitment to test knowledge through experience,

Sensazione - The continual refinement of the senses,

Sfumato - A willingness to embrace paradox and uncertainty,

Arte / Scienza - The development of the balance between science and art,

Corporalita - The cultivation of grace, fitness and poise,

Connessione - A recognition of and appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things and phenomena



Remember, you are an artist, creating your life portrait, and your paints and brushstrokes are the choices you make each day.

Think critically. Live creatively. Choose freely.



Licence plate, Department of National Defence base, used for general vehicles at the 1997 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperative held at Vancouver, British Columbia.


Licence plate, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia base, used on motorcade vehicles only.


TO VIEW THE FOLLOWING PLATES PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK

CANADIAN PLATES



British Columbia Veteran's plate

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2001 Nunavut commercial plate

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Northwest Territories Schoolbus plate. nwt-schoolbus.jpg



Northwest Territories Dealer plate. nwt-dealer.jpg



Northwest Territories Trailer plate. nwt-trailer.jpg



1985 Ontario Diplomatic plate

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View a 1952 Newfoundland plate (courtesy of Dave and Amy)

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A Government issue North West Territories plate

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An all terrain vehicle 'Baby Bear' plate from the North West Territories

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A 1955 Alberta plate

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A 1950 Ontario plate

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A Royal Canadian Air Force plate from Canadian Forces Base Namao near Edmonton, Alberta

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A Prince Edward Island "Anne of Green Gables" plate.

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A 1952 British Columbia plate

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A 1952 Saskatchewan plate

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A 1952 Manitoba plate

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A 1954 British Columbia Demonstrator plate

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A current Manitoba plate

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A New Brunswick plate.

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An Ontario plate.

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U.S. PLATES

U.S.A. Plates

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Bonnie & Clyde's 1933 Texas plate


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An Arizona environmental plate.

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Pennsylvania Zoo sample plate

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The Utah Arch plate.

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A Wyoming plate.

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A Washington Huskies plate.

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A Western Washington University plate.

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A California personalised Yosemite plate.

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Arizona's current plate.

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POLICE PLATES



Oklahoma Highway Patrol.


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This plate was donated to me by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol with the following letter:


"Thank you for your letter dated October 6, 2003 requesting a license plate from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Enclosed please find tag OHP-19. This tag belonged to First Lieutenant Cell Howell who was killed in the line of duty on April 27th 1977. Lieutenant Howell joined the Oklahoma Highway Patrol in 1958. On April 27th, he stopped to assist a motorist and his pregnant wife at S.W. 89th on US Highway 62 in Oklahoma City. As Lieutenant Howell approached the vehicle an intoxicated driver veered from the inside lane to the shoulder and the right front of the vehicle struck Lieutenant Howell. The driver, a Chickasha man, left the scene without stopping and was apprehended by the Oklahoma City Police Department at S.W. 15th and Agnew a short time later. He was subsequently sentenced to a lengthy prison term. Thank you for your interest in the Patrol. Sincerely, Gary D. ADAMS Chief of Patrol"




South Dakota Highway Patrol plate.


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Nebraska State Police plate.


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Wyoming Highway Patrol plate


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Minnesota State Police plate.


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Alaska Government Plate


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Maine Municipal plate.


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Michigan State Police


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Vermont State Police


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Louisiana State Police


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Maryland State Police plate.


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Maryland State Police motorcycle plate.


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New York State Police plate.


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Utah Highway Patrol plate.


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A Pennsylvania "Flagship Niagara" souvenir plate.

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An Alaska State Police plate

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A Montana Highway Patrol plate.

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A Wyoming County Sheriff's plate.

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An Arizona's Government plate.

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A Delaware State Government plate.

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A Prince George's, Maryland, County Police plate.

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A Nebraska County Government plate.

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A Providence, Rhode Island, Police plate

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A United States Government plate.

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A souvenir Maine "Trooper" plate

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NEW YORK SPECIALTY PLATES

I am particularly fond of these New York specialty plates dating from 1979 to 1981.


The New York Press # 16 (1979)

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City Court Judge

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Family Court Judge # 32 (1979)

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The Court of Claims # 78 (1979)

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The New York Assembly # 85 (1979)

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The U.S. Congress # 39 -2 (1980)

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The Supreme Court # 56 (1981)

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Judge of the Supreme Court Appellate Division # 50 (1981)

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The New York Senate # 98 (1979)

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A nice old plate collection.




INTERNATIONAL PLATES


Iraq licence plate

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Iraq tax plate

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Chinese plate




Nepal plate

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Belize plate

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Thailand plate

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Curacao - Bob Bini plate

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Krakow, Poland, auto plate.

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Dominican Republic auto plate.

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Dominican Republic commercial plate.

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Yugoslavian plate from communist era.

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Mexican truck plate Sinaloa, Mexico

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Mexican automobile plate Sonora Mexico

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Mexican automobile plate fronterizo Sonora, Mexico

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A Republic of Ireland plate.

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A Falkland Islands plate.

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An Estonia export plate.

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A plate from Chile.

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A current Estonia plate.

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A Saudi Arabia plate.

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This Police car bears a current Lithuanian plate.




The following License Plate Wonderword is reproduced with the kind permission of David Ouellet, author and producer of Wonderword, who retains all rights and copyright to this puzzle, and by Universal Press Syndicate the distributor of Wonderword.



Visit David Ouellet's Wonderword site.





LICENSE PLATES: Everyday throughout America, the Overspeeder runs over somebody and "escapes." That is the way it reads. At present the 'mobile numbers are so small that ordinary eyes cannot read them, upon a swiftly receding machine, at a distance of a hundred feet--a distance which the machine has covered before the spectator can adjust his focus. I think I would amend the law. I would enlarge the numbers, and make them readable at a hundred yards. For overspeeding--first offence--I would enlarge the figures again, and make them readable at three hundred yards--this in place of a fine, and as a warning to pedestrians to climb a tree. - "Overspeeding," Harper's Weekly, 11/5/1905 (from a letter to the editor dated 10/18/1905)






Utah plate factory.






Early Shell advertising.




Scene from the movie, "Coyote Ugly".


Plate humour


Humourous Saskatchewan plates





Saskatchewan Roughrider fan at the C.F.L. Western Final B.C. Place 2004.11.14










































These plates were being donated as scrap metal for the war effort.



A photograph of Sean's recent birthday cake.




FORGED DECALS


View some forged decals here




A great licence plate birthday card from Shoebox cards

(a division of Hallmark cards).


The outside of the card,


and the inside of the card.




Visit my dream page of personalised / vanity plates




LICENCE PLATE LINKS



Adam Croft's Plates page.



Jim Moini's Plates page.


Michael Wiener's Best Plates page.


Karl Denhart's Plateworld


Olav Arne Brekke's Norwegian Plates page.


Adriano De-tomi's Swiss Licence Plates for collectors.


Herman Hallo's Licence Plate Page.


Rick Schofield's Plates Page.


Christopher Garrish's B.C. Plates Page.


Dave Zubal's plates page.


Grzegorz "YELLKY" Labe's plates page.


Tiger Joe's plates page.


Sean's Florida plates.


Andy Bernstein's Plates page.


Brian French's Licence Plates Page.


Paul Wingert's Plates Page.


Willie Braswell's Plates Page.


Adriaan Bergink's Plates Page.


Tim Herman's Plates page.


Josh Friedman's "PLATESMENISTAN" Page


Joe Buriak's Plate Heaven


Drew Steitz's PL8S Magazine


Michael Kusterman's Plates Of The World


Barb Birt's Plates Page


Ed English's Plates Page


Jon Upton's "Back Bumper Page"


Helmut Stoecker's Homepage


Scott Kaiser's Home Page


Glen Greenwood's B.C. Plates Page


Danny "Scrappy" Kinzle's Plates Page


Jeff Fazekas's plates page.


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