1948 1951 Maryland License Plate W/ 1951 Tab Pair Vintage Restored Show Quality
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1948 1951 Maryland License Plate W/ 1951 Tab Pair Vintage Restored Show Quality:
Here is a pair of professionally restored 1948 Maryland Plates with 1951 Tabs. These are quite rare as the 1948 plates were used for several years and the tabs were generally thrown away. There are very slight marks where the washer was used to attach to the car...see the pictures. The 1951 tabs are attached to each plate. If you need Maryland YOM plates these are the best you will find. I had them on my 1951 truck which I recently sold to a non Marylander.
From Ricksplates.comPlates were issued annually and were valid throughout the calendar year from 1910 to 1937. Beginning in 1939, and continuing through 1951, all plates expired on March 31 of the year indicated, regardless of whether the full expiration date was on the plate. This means there were no plates with the year 1938 on them. Beginning with 1952 expirations; cars and motorcycles retained their March 31 expirations, while most other vehicle types changed to April 30 expirations. Post-1938 plates with only the year on them actually indicate the expiration year, and expired in March or April of the year shown.Metal expiration year tabs were used in some years to extend the life of a plate beyond the year stamped on the plate. These served the same purpose as today's expiration year stickers. Metal tabs were used to indicate 1943, 1944, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, and 1953 expiration years on non-motorcycle plates. Motorcycles received new plates annually during these years.Passenger car plates have all-numeric plate numbers – no letters, and no words or abbreviations other than the state name, the year or expiration date, and the legend Drive Carefully during some years. For 1952 and 1953 expirations, the expiration month must also be March. Other than in 1910, plate numbers with three or fewer digits are not passegner car plates – they're usually bus plates. By 1921, and continuing through 1953, the lowest number for a passenger car plate was either 30-000 or 30-001. Plates numbers in the range 800-000 to 999-999 are suspected to be truck plates prior to 1952; they definitely are truck plates on 1952 and 1953 expirations as they indicate an April expiration month. Also, any plate with a small metal disk rivited to it, bearing a number 2 through 9 or the letter X, is also a truck plate.Truck plates are tricky during these years. Most years, trucks that were not for hire, were equipped with pneumatic tires and were of one ton capacity or less, just used passenger car plates. On 1952 and 1953 expirations, truck plates were limited to the serial range of 800-000 to 999-999, and indicated an April expiration month. I suspect, but don't know for certain, that 1948-1951 expiration plates used a similar serial range for trucks, but only the expiration year is shown on these plates. Trucks for hire had distinct plates, with a stacked "C/H" (commercial vehicle for hire) serial prefix or suffix, beginning in about 1933 or possibly earlier. Plates with a small metal disk rivited to it are for trucks with a capacity of two tons and up.
Thanks.On Dec-29-18 at 04:48:44 PST, seller added the following information:
Hi... FYI I will not be able to ship until 1/7/19...thanks