Items wanted

Below is a list of some of the items I am always in search of for my collection. Do you have anything on this list that could use a good home? Please contact me!

Wanted: Washington license plates, “WN” license plates, oddball Washington license plate types such as Victory Vehicle, Stage, For Hire, Private Bus, Diesel, City Official Use, County Official Use, State Official Use, US Official Use, Consular Corps, Dealer, Funeral Car, motorcycles; Washington license plates with PAB prefix, VV prefix, MC prefix, SEN prefix, EX prefix, SPECIAL-25, Mt. Rainier National Park Public Utility Operator

Wanted: Low number license plates, repeating letter or number license plates, interesting number license plates

Wanted: Washington state windshield licenses from 1943, 1944, 1946, 1948, 1951, 1952; Washington State Patrol inspection windshield stickers

Wanted: Washington non-resident permits, Washington guest permits. These were windshield stickers used on out-of-state vehicles in the 1920 and 1930s

Wanted: Historical items related to manufacturers of Washington license plates. Literature, advertising, old photos, catalogues or price lists from the following companies:

  • Charles E. Post Company, Los Angeles, CA
  • Pacific Coast Stamp Works, Seattle, WA
  • Western Display Company, Minneapolis, MN
  • Irwin Hodson Company, Portland, OR
  • Screw Machine Company, Portland, OR

Wanted: Historical items, old photos, records, or other information related to license plate manufacturing at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla

Wanted: Washington state motor vehicle license directories. These were published by the State of Washington Department of Licenses, and also commercially by the following companies:

  • Motor List Company of Seattle, WA
  • Stewart Mailing List Company of Seattle, WA
  • Business Control, Inc. of Seattle, WA

Published titles included:

  • Numerical List of Motor Vehicle Licenses
  • Washington Automobile License Directory
  • Numerical List of Motor Vehicle Licenses
  • Washington Auto Record

Wanted: Vintage paperwork related to Washington state vehicle licensing: motor vehicle license applications, county auditor temporary licenses, license plate mailing envelopes, Washington Department of Licensing reports, publications by Department of Licensing administrators: Fred J Dibble, Charles R Maybury, Harry Huse, Della Urquhart

Wanted: Vintage Washington state operators licenses, drivers licenses, vehicle registration forms

Wanted: Seattle vehicle licenses or drivers’ licenses; license plates or toppers from Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Everett, Bellingham, Yakima, and other Washington cities

Wanted: Interesting old foreign license plates