1926 FARMINGTON # 86

1938 to 1941 CLAYTON

1919 HUNTSVILLE # 37

1927 WArrenton #4

1929 Warrensburg # 79

City of Warrensburg, Missouri

A hand-painted 1960's Town & Country, Missouri City license plate # 22.  This license plate was not for residents but rather was used on City owned vehicles and it is one of the first to be used when Town & Country was founded.  This license plate has been donated to the City of Town & Country.  A link is here:  ​​http://www.town-and-country.org/439/Our-Citys-History

This is a 1926 City of Savannah, Missouri license plate # 188, this license plate is not for sale and is for display only. This license plate may be donated to the City of Savannah, Missouri.  The ordinance requiring these license plates is being researched, it is not known when this was started in Savannah.

A 1929 WARRENSBURG Missouri license plate # 79, issued by the City of Warrensburg.  Ordinance # 51 signed on November 6, 1923, established the requirement that residents pay a tax and display the City license plates in addition to the standard State of Missouri license plates starting in 1924.  In 1930, the population of Warrensburg was about 5,100 people so there weren't many vehicles on the road.  Fines in 1923 were set at between $10 and $15, which would be between $140 to $350 today.

This license plate was donated to the City of Warrensburg and is on display at City Hall.  This license plate is for viewing and display only.  A link to the City website is here: http://www.warrensburg-mo.com/282/Warrensburg-History

This is a 1932 City of Eldon, Missouri license plate # 297, this license plate is not for sale and is for display only. This license plate may be donated to the City of Eldon, Missouri.  The ordinance requiring these license plates is being researched, it is not known when this was started in Eldon.

1934 Clarence # 114

1916 Joplin Motorcycle # 9

1932 MARceline # 64

1942 to 1944 Camp mCCAIN MISSISSIPPI # 633

This is a 1926 City of Louisiana, Missouri license plate # 401, this license plate is not for sale and is for display only. This license plate may be donated to the City of Louisiana, Missouri.  The ordinance requiring these license plates is being researched, it is not known when this was started in Louisiana.

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This is a 1933 City of Marceline, Missouri license plate # 278. This license plate was donated to the City of Marceline, Missouri. see:  http://www.marcelinemo.us/home/LicensePlates.htm.  The ordinance requiring these license plates is being researched, it is not known when the City Resident license plates were first issued.  Marceline is famously known as the boyhood home of Walt Disney, and according to 1930 Census data, there were 3,555 residents in Marceline at this time.

This is a close up of the FIRST YEAR ISSUE 1916 City of Joplin, Missouri license plate # 55.  Joplin Ordinance # 5797 was signed on November 16, 1915 and Joplin required these City Resident license plates starting in 1916.  Census data shows that there would have been around 30,000 residents in Joplin around 1916.

We hope to be able to gift this license plate to the City of Joplin in the near future, especially in light of the fact that it is 100 years old this year (Centennial) and 1916 was the fist year these were issued in Joplin.

1930 to 1937 CLAYTON

1933 marceline # 278

1926 SAVANNAH # 188

This is a 1934 City of Clarence, Missouri license plate # 114, this license plate is not for sale and is for display only. This license plate may be donated to the City of Clarence, Missouri.  The ordinance requiring these license plates is being researched, it is not known when this was started in Clarence.

This is a lot of exceedingly hard to find 1942 to 1951 City of Clayton, Missouri license plates, these are not for sale and for display only.  The ordinance establishing the requirement that Residents of Clayton buy and display their license plates is being researched and the date this was established is not known at this time.

This is a lot of exceedingly hard to find 1938 to 1941 City of Clayton, Missouri license plates, these are not for sale and for display only.  The ordinance establishing the requirement that Residents of Clayton buy and display their license plates is being researched and the date this was established is not known at this time.

This is a close up of the FIRST YEAR ISSUE 1916 City of Joplin, Missouri motorcycle license plate # 9.  Joplin Ordinance # 5797 was signed on November 16, 1915 and Joplin required these City Resident license plates starting in 1916.  Census data shows that there would have been around 30,000 residents in Joplin around 1916.


We hope to be able to gift this license plate to the City of Joplin in the near future, especially in light of the fact that it is 100 years old this year (Centennial) and 1916 was the fist year these were issued in Joplin.

City of Town & Country, Missouri

1960'S HAND PAINTED TOWN & cOUNTRY #22

1932 eldon # 297

1926 LOUISIANA # 401

This is a 1924 City of Willow Springs, Missouri license plate # 47, this license plate is not for sale and is for display only. This license plate may be donated to the City of Willow Springs, Missouri.  The ordinance requiring these license plates is being researched, it is not known when this was started in Willow Springs.

1916 JOPLIN AUTO # 55

This is a 1932 City of Marceline, Missouri license plate # 64. This license plate was donated to the City of Marceline, Missouri, see: http://www.marcelinemo.us/home/LicensePlates.htm   The ordinance requiring these license plates is being researched, it is not known when the City Resident license plates were first issued.  Marceline is famously known as the boyhood home of Walt Disney, and according to 1930 Census data, there were 3,555 residents in Marceline at this time.

This is a lot of exceedingly hard to find 1930 to 1937 City of Clayton, Missouri license plates, these are not for sale and for display only.  The ordinance establishing the requirement that Residents of Clayton buy and display their license plates is being researched and the date this was established is not known at this time.

This 1942 to 1944 Camp McCain license plate was gifted to the Mississippi National Guard base at Camp McCain on Sunday, August 7, 2016.  Our thanks go out to COL Michael Cleveland,  LTC James Bennett, LTC Christopher Patterson and others for their hospitality.  It is on display in the Base HQ Building.


This license plate is known to have been issued in two colors - the color pictured and in red with white numbers.  It is of great rarity and of historic significance because of two major factors.

The first factor is that Camp McCain was rapidly commissioned in 1942 and then rapidly decommissioned in 1944.  So, the Army's Camp McCain as it existed at the time operated for only two short years and they are of limited quantity because they were only issued for two years.

The second factor was WWII itself.  The U.S. was scrambling to acquire metals of all kinds to make planes, ships, tanks, arms and ammunition.  Steel was the primary metal in short supply caused by the the need to rapidly arm our Forces.  Anything that wasn't nailed down and was metallic was gathered up, scrapped and melted, and used for the war effort.  So the steel shortage caused license plates of all kinds issued prior to 1942 to become a natural casualty of the War. 

It is truly amazing that this Camp McCain license plate did not end up being melted down for re-use.  There would have been a focused effort to collect these on the base for the war effort during 1942 to 1944.  It just happened to be at the most critical metal shortage and collection time, the very height of the metal shortage.  

Up to this time, steel was abundant and most States issued a pair of license plates.  Now they were forced to get creative because there wasn’t any steel to be had.  Many States started issuing just one license plate.  After the war, some returned to issuing pairs and other States never went back to issuing pairs of plates again.  For example, in Missouri, it wasn’t until 1972 that the State started to issue pairs of license plates again. 

Our modern day use of expiration stickers on license plates also had its start at this time.  States started to issue metal “tabs” instead of a whole license plate.  


Several States used a soybean based fiberboard for their license plates due to the metal shortage.  These States include Montana, Georgia, Alaska, Illinois, Virginia and Missouri.  Illinois had the longest run of soybean license plates, from 1942 through the end of 1947.


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1924 Washington auto # 454

This is a 1926 City of Sedalia, Missouri license plate # 457, this license plate is not for sale and is for display only. This license plate may be donated to the City of Sedalia, Missouri.  The ordinance requiring these license plates is being researched, it is not known when this was started in Sedalia.

1926 OWENSVILLE # 164

1924 WILLOW SPRINGS # 47

This is a 1926 City of Farmington, Missouri license plate # 86, this license plate is not for sale and is for display only. This license plate may be donated to the City of Farmington, Missouri.  The ordinance requiring these license plates is being researched, it is not known when this was started in Farmington.

This is a 1926 City of Moberly, Missouri license plate # 2398, this license plate is not for sale and is for display only. This license plate may be donated to the City of Moberly, Missouri.  The ordinance requiring these license plates is being researched, it is not known when this was started in Moberly.

1926 MOBERLY # 2398

1931 MARceline # 346

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

1925 WARRENSBURG # 634

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1926 Sedalia # 457

A 1925 WARRENSBURG Missouri license plate # 634, the oldest known example of the license plate issued by the City of Warrensburg.  Ordinance # 51 signed on November 6, 1923, established the requirement that residents pay a tax and display the City license plates in addition to the standard State of Missouri license plates.  In 1930, the population of Warrensburg was about 5,100 people so there weren't many vehicles on the road.  Fines in 1923 were set at between $10 and $15, which would be between $140 to $350 today.

This license plate was donated to the City of Warrensburg and is on display at City Hall.  This license plate is for viewing and display only.  A link to the City website is here: http://www.warrensburg-mo.com/282/Warrensburg-History

This is the oldest known example of a 1931 City of Marceline, Missouri license plate # 346.  This license plate was donated to the City of Marceline, Missouri, see:

 http://www.marcelinemo.us/home/LicensePlates.htm.  The ordinance requiring these license plates is being researched, it is not known when the City Resident license plates were first issued.  Marceline is famously known as the boyhood home of Walt Disney, and according to 1930 Census data, there were 3,555 residents in Marceline at this time.

1942 to 1951 Clayton

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This is a 1927 City of Warrenton, Missouri license plate # 4, this license plate is not for sale and is for display only. This license plate may be donated to the City of Warrenton, Missouri.  The ordinance requiring these license plates is being researched, it is not known when this was started in Warrenton.

This is a 1926 City of Owensville, Missouri license plate # 164.  Ordinance # 27 started the City plates in 1915, as Ordinance # 71 from 1924 references and amended the original ordinance # 27. The ordinance required that the City license plate be mounted on the front of the vehicle and no more than 3 inches in diameter.

Thanks COL Michael Cleveland & LTC James Bennett  !

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This is a 1919 City of Huntsville, Missouri license plate # 37, this license plate is not for sale and is for display only. This license plate may be donated to the City of Huntsville, Missouri.  The ordinance requiring these license plates is being researched, it is not known when this was started in Huntsville.

This is a 1924 City of Washington, Missouri license plate # 454, this license plate is not for sale and is for display only.


This license plate may be donated to the City of Washington, Missouri.  The ordinance requiring these license plates is being researched, it is not known when this was started in Washington.