Texas Historic Number Plate Auction Closing Tuesday May 10, 2016

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My Plates first-ever Texas number plate auction is about to close. There are 25 historic license plate numbers on offer. Reserve prices start at only $750.

Four historic license plate numbers to be auctioned

Texas plate number "16" holds the highest bid at $2,900

My Plates, the official vendor for specialty license plates in Texas is auctioning for the first time a limited release of historic license plate numbers. My Plates is offering 25 rare license plate numbers during Texas’ first ever Number Plate Auction, but you’d better hurry, it closes 8pm, Tuesday May 10, 2016.

The lowest number being offered is the sweetest of them all, the two-digit plate 16. My Plates is offering another two-digit plate in the auction, the milestone decade plate number 40. Other significant numbers include the current year 2016 and the year the Republic of Texas was established, 1836.

Auction Details:
My Plates Number Plate Auction dates:

  • Closing: Tuesday, 05-10-16 at 8:00 pm

Unlike other everyday Texas license plates, plate messages sold at auction by My Plates are offered for a 5-year term and are legally transferable. The plate owner then has the right to sell the plate message to another person with the same ongoing rights or gift it to a family member or friend. Transferability also means these plates could make great investments.

To bid on one of these rare license plates, you must be registered. For more information on the auction and to see the full list of plates being offered, you can visit http://www.myplates.com/Auction.

License Plate Fun Facts:

  • Most Expensive Plate in the World: UAE plate “1” sold for $14.3M, February 2008.
  • Most Expensive Plate in U.S.A: Delaware plate “6” sold for $675,000, February 2008
  • Most Expensive Plate in Texas: 12THMAN sold $115,000, September 2013.
  • Last plate auctioned by My Plates: ALAMO sold for $10,250, March 2016.


My Plates designs and markets new specialty license plates as a vendor for the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. Texans have bought more than 260,000 My Plates since November 2009, putting more than $41M in the state general revenue fund. My Plates’ goal is to create a long-term, mutually beneficial relationship designed to maximize revenues for the state through the sale of My Plates specialty plates. http://www.myplates.com.

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) serves protects and advances the citizens and industries in the state with quality motor vehicle related services. For every $1 it spends, the TxDMV returns $11 to the state. Each year the agency registers nearly 24 million vehicles; issues more than 7 million vehicle titles; licenses more than 38,000 motor vehicle dealers and distributors; credentials nearly 60,000 motor carriers; issues more than 800,000 oversize/overweight permits; investigates more than 15,000 complaints against dealers and motor carriers; and awards grants to law enforcement agencies to reduce vehicle burglaries and thefts. Learn more at http://www.TxDMV.gov.

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