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Old Florida License Plates and Tags

October 20, 2015 Leave a comment

Old Florida license plates and tags: county and vehicle-type codes.

If you’ve ever wondered what the first few numbers on old Florida tags stood for, here is some historical information on plates from the 1960’s and 1970’s.

The first number(s) on the tag is the County code (1-68), and the next letter(s) stood for the type of vehicle and/or weight. Here are some of the more common vehicle codes:

  • Passenger cars: D, T, W, WW. For cars weighing 2501-3500 pounds, there was no code.
  • Antique cars: Q
  • Commercial vehicles: CV, G, GH, GK, GL, GV, P (off-road vehicle, harvest truck)

Note: if you want to use vintage Florida tags for the Authenticated License Plate Program (using an old plate that is the same year as your vehicle), it is our understanding that you may be able to use any county or vehicle type code (please check with your local motor vehicle office for current requirements). Also, be sure to check that the plate number itself is not already in use, as Florida re-used the same configurations on many different year plates.

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Old Florida License Plates

September 9, 2013 Leave a comment

Vintage Florida license plates (old tags)  from the 1960’s and 1970’s.

If you live in Florida, you may be interested in their Authenticated License Plate Program, which allows some Florida tags to be used on cars from the 1960’s and early 1970’s – and we have several that may be eligible for that program:

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Classic License Plates and Stickers: Why We Have Two Webstores

June 20, 2012 Leave a comment

We are sometimes asked why we  have two separate websites with similar products. Good question!


One site is an online store on the Ruby Lane website (which is set up much like e-bay, with several hundred individual sellers who sign up to have their own unique webstore):


Our second webstore, at, is more like a “stand-alone” website,  managed by us (we thought “.biz’ would be more memorable than “.com” – but we own both .biz and .com, so each are directed to the same website), and you can visit it at:

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We like our store on Ruby Lane ( because we can show up to 9 LARGE photos of our plates, stickers, and tabs – as we like to point out ALL of the scratches and flaws that we can find. We know buying older items online can be tricky, as sometimes, a plate appears great on the photo, but looks a little worse when you see it in person. We don’t want any of our customers to be disappointed, so we always try to describe our items in great detail, the good and the bad, so you know exactly what you are getting. Ruby Lane also shows up well in product and image searches – which is always good for business! However, Ruby Lane’s layout of products is somewhat random. If you were to take a quick look at our Ruby Lane store, and wanted to find all of our 1965 stickers, it would take a few extra clicks to do a search for “1965 sticker.”

So, on our own website (, we assign all of our similar items together on their own unique page, and then arrange them in order. On our sticker page, for instance, stickers are listed in chronological order, so you can see all of the same year stickers at a glance – much easier we think. But, their photo options aren’t as robust as on Ruby Lane.

And, of course, having two websites means, that when one goes down (it happens….), we still have one up and running.

We have similar products on both websites, and we we try to list items from mint to fair condition on each one, to give you a broad selection to choose from.