Drew's  ERROR and MISPRINTED LICENSE PLATES
AVAILABLE FOR SALE OR TRADE

These are all of the error license plates I currently have for sale or trade - Plates marked C/T are plates in my collection, possibly available for trade for other plates that I need.
Email:  Drew@PL8S.com


Die Variance - different "3"s, different "5"s (9)

Upside down "S" prefix (15)

Type mismatch - National Guard graphic, with standard passenger plate number (C/T)

Die variance - letter "I" in number instead of "1". (7)

Misprint - jumpy "3" - (16)

Missing seal, no great error (10)

Misprinted bear graphic - feet and grass appear at top of plate, bear too low (22)

Graphics error - too low (20)

Graphics error - too low (15)

Graphics error - too low (13)

Graphics misprint, no left date (12)

Graphics misprint, too low (10)

Graphics misprint, too low (12)

Graphics misprint, no left date (12)

Graphics misprint, too low (9)

Graphics misprint, too high (8)

Graphics misprint, too low (6)

Color error, black numbers (C/T)

Color change - red on white, over green on white (12)

Color change - red on white, over green on white (12)

Color error, green numbers instead of blue (C/T)

Color change, navy on white over orange on white (15)

Manufacturing error - unfinished plate, with background painted over strip of masking tape (22)

End-of-roll error, with scotchlite seam and two different shapes of background (15)

End-of-roll error, with vertical scotchlite seam between D and C (12)

Metal variation - steel instead of aluminum, missing "tab" slot next to "58" - only found in some "L" series plates (45)

Die variation - narrow 1957 dies on a '56 plate (22)

Die variation - narrow 1957 dies on a '56 plate (20)

Planchet strike - license plate corner piece struck into plate - closeup at right (15)
Planchet strike - license plate corner piece struck into plate - closeup at right (18)

Planchet strike - license plate corner piece struck into plate - closeup at right (22)

Provisional issue, with Kauai "K" made into Lanai "L" series when plates ran out - produced by Hawaiian government, closeup at right (25)

Mispaint - unusually sloppy paint job, closeup at right (9)


Sheeting error - wrinkled background from misaligned rollers, closeup at right (18)

Finishing error, overheated in dryer oven, clear coat burned. Blue numbers finished by hand (7)

Metal variance, steel instead of aluminum, only known non-pass steel '58?  Top condition (60)

Dated misprint variant, from 1974 Prison riot series, general series was '74 sticker, some plates survived fire (40)


Rare nice condition truck plate, date series salvaged from prison fire - see ALPCA archive for more info (65)

Layout variation, two plate set.  One is misprinted. This is the same set shown in the ALPCA archive (30)

Alternate version to plate at left - both plates included in set (30)

Restamp error - was "19 MINNESOTA 56", then restamped to double date. Closeup at right (18)

Restamp error on long size base, was "60 MINNESOTA 61", restamped to single date, closeup at right (22)

Reverse side paint error - plate was run through rollers wrong side up - unusual error, backside shown at right (25)

Restamp error - legend at bottom was changed from PRIVATE to HOUSE (14)

Double stamped plate - Doctor issue, with "MD 1-" double stamped.  Detail at right. (17) 

Restamp error - legend at top was changed from TRUCK to FARM.  Closeup at right. (15)

Restamp error - legend at top was changed from DEALER 1972 to M.V. BUSINESS 1972". Closeup at right (8)

Die invert - upside down "8", low number passenger plate (40)

Die invert - Upside down "M" used as a "W" (12)

Die misprint - smaller and floating "Z" in number (14)

Die error, upside down "W" used for "M" - scarce sample error (35)

Die variance - two different "3"s (9)

Die variance - small sized "5" (14)

Die variance - different "3"s AND "9"s (15)

Die variance - different "3"s (11)

Die variance - different "3"s (12)

Die variance - different "7"s (12)

Die variance - small "A" in number (14)

Invert die, upside down "M" for "W" (8)

Invert die, upside down "H" in number (10)

Invert die, Judicial series low number, with upside down "8" (15)

Misprint die, hyphen too low - matched set, tough type (12 ea or 20 pair)

Invert die, upside down "M" for "W" in number (10)

Die variance - two different "7"s (10)

Die variance - two different "E"s (10)

Invert die, upside down "M" for "W" in number (9)

Invert die, upside down "M" for "W" in number (9)

Misprint - off center embossing (C/T)

Misprint - embossing too hight (C/T)

Type error - Prisoner of War number on Ham Radio base (C/T)

Color error - plates were supposed to be black on orange, but miscommunication caused black on gold to be used (C/T)

County error - code does not match legend (12)

Misprint - crooked embossing (15)

Layout error, two plate set - Mobile Home issue, same year, with state name on top, and at bottom (see right for alternate) (C/T)

Layout error, two plate set - Mobile Home issue, same year, with state name on top, and at bottom (see left for alternate) (C/T)

Die variant pair - left plate has non-serif "I" in plate number (C/T)

Die variant pair - plate with serif "I" shown (C/T)

Sever misprint (C/T)

Missing digits (C/T)

Misprint - crooked embossing (C/T)

Misprint - crooked embossing (C/T)

Misprint - TRAILER misspelled (C/T)

Misprint - crooked embossing (C/T)

Misprint - PERSONALIZED misspelled (C/T)

Misprint - PRIVATE misspelled (C/T)

Misprint - State name at bottom, and duplicated in middle with date (18)

Misprint - state name legend (Mississippi) omitted (C/T)

Misprint - center dividing dot die error, stamped in reverse, causing an "eclipse" like image (C/T)

Misprint - vanity with country name stamped into the wrong side of the plate (C/T)

Paint error - plate run through rollers wrong side up - see right for front of plate (C/T)

Standard side of error plate shown at left (C/T)

Mistamp error - tab slots are double struck, see closeup at right (C/T)

Closeup of plate at left (C/T)

Production error - three plates with the same number (25)

Production error, solvent splatter and run on last digit, then sealed with final clear cloat (C/T)

Misprint - missing hyphen in number (14)

Mimsprint - border stamped too far to the left (24)

Double date - 1972/73 dealer plate, see closup at right (C/T)


Double impression "zia", see closeup at right (C/T)


Misprint - ham radio call sign should be "W5ET" (C/T)

Mistamp - double bolt slots on bottom (C/T)

Misprint - border stamped crooked (22)

Misprint - last digit stamped too high (C/T)

Misprint - last digit stamped too high (14)

Misprint - number stamped too far to the right, resulting in cut off number (C/T)

Misprint - Municipal issue with GM prefix instead of MG (C/T)

Mispaint - fully finished plate with base and number color applied to reverse side - front side shown at right (C/T)


Die invert - second "8" is upside down - from 1997 ALPCA auction (45)

Misprint - "Z" stamped too high (C/T)

Misprint error, white "Rushmore" silkscreening omitted (C/T)

Misprint - number should have "slash zero" instead of letter "Q" (C/T)

Misprint - star divider is inverted (22)

Misprint - star divider is inverted - closeup at right (C/T)


Die invert - "1" is upside down, reverse closeup at right (14)


Prefix error - Freight Thru type should have "FT" prefix (C/T)