Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Plate of the week: unusual 1952 CTR sample

This unusual 1952 Commercial Truck sample plate was offered briefly on eBay yesterday (from seller tigerprawn78 ... but then it mysteriously vanished.



Most of these samples have a different color scheme:


Never seen one like it before!

1 comment:

Andrew Turnbull said...

Although the rare type and colors of the sample are interesting in their own right, one feature that makes 1952 Alaska license plates so visually appealing are the stylized serial dies. Irwin-Hodson used this die set on 1941-49 Oregon plates, then (after presumably letting them gather dust a couple years) brought them up north for one year only. I sometimes wonder why either state didn't keep them longer...