Second Coming for WA11 KER Number Plate

Share Article

Potentially 'obscene' private registration plate goes back on sale in November, reveals National Numbers, but competition will be stiff.

I wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up selling for over £20,000.

A potentially controversial number plate has been included in the November DVLA auction despite being withdrawn earlier in the year.

WA11 KER was originally set to go under the hammer in June but was pulled for an unspecified reason. It had been advertised for months at the time, leaving many bidders feeling disappointed.

Eric Craggs, Chairman of National Numbers, was left bemused by the change of heart, but believes it has the potential to do very well.

“The number plate clearly represents the surname ‘Walker’ and there are not many others out there,” said Eric Craggs, who believes a vocal minority could have been the cause of the original withdrawal in June.

“I expect the DVLA have been inundated with requests from Walkers wanting to buy it over the last few months,” continued Eric Craggs. “I wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up selling for over £20,000.”

W41 KER sold for £16,000 at an auction in 2000.

DVLA auctions take place every few months and provide private buyers with a chance to buy never-before-released registrations at trade prices.

“Auctions present a rare opportunity for people to buy number plates that are rarely seen elsewhere on the market,” says Craig Priestley, Sales Manager at National Numbers.

“It is virtually guaranteed that if any number plate sold at auction goes up for sale they will do so at an inflated price.”

National Numbers acts as an agent for private individuals at every auction, but warns that anyone looking to bag WA11 KER in November should expect to face some stiff competition.

“It was very popular in June,” says Craig. “We expect to receive even more interest this time around, especially so close to Christmas.”

The DVLA try to avoid issuing any registration that may be deemed obscene or offensive by the general public.

In the past the DVLA have vetoed the release of number plates in reference to drug and alcohol culture (e.g. LE61 ESS, DR12 UGY), anything holding religious connotations (e.g. LU61 FER, GOD), body parts (e.g. VA61 NAX, SC12 OTM), and anything else considered too extreme (e.g. MU12 DER, PE12 VRT).

Last November they even went as far as taking the number plate BO11 LUX from a driver in Chesterfield due to its potential to cause offense, though he was later given it back.
National Numbers has been established for more than thirty years and is one of the UK’s leading dealers in private number plates. The website provides advanced search facilities including an innovative “name search” as well as a free instant valuation service for potential sellers. National Numbers is a recognised DVLA re-seller of personalised numbers plates and is affiliated to the Retail Motor Industry.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Daniel Walker

Eric Craggs
Follow us on
Visit website