British Columbia Passenger License Plates
1949-1951

A special thanks to Tom Lindner, Dallas Doyle, Pierre Delacote and Ron Garay for providing many of the plates pictured.

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1949
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1951

One of the problems with the 1951 renewal strips was the near invisibility of the registration number, which is found immediately below the "51" date stamp. Sometimes it is important to look at these as you might have a low number, such as the strip shown above, which happens to have been the 35th issued that year (see image at left).

Late in the series, the 1950 base plate issued to new vehicle registrations in 1951 where switched from the steel base common for the series, to the aluminium base that would be used starting with the "Totem" design in 1952. While it is difficult to convey this in a picture, the No. 234-638 (shown below) is made of aluminium.
1951 - Over-run base plates

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