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    Posted 5 years ago

    Pencil-nec…
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    I'm having trouble finding any info about specialized license plates like this one for a WA state 'dairy truck' (hence the DT designation). Specifically, the lower plate shown - seems to me it is likely a plate specifically intended to be on the truck trailer, yet it obviously spent its working life connected to the tractor plate as shown.

    Does anyone know how these plates were intended to be displayed and what a rarity factor might be for them? Is there any specific terminology I should use in describing them? I suspect that the smaller plate designation "CC" stands for "Commercial Carrier", but that is just a guess - is it the right one? It's certainly the first one I've encountered and I can't locate any site that helps. Any assistance appreciated.

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    1. Pencil-necked-geek Pencil-necked-geek, 5 years ago
      I wanted to add that my research has uncovered that WA issued plates with letter county codes that year, but the lists I've seen do not include the two-letter combos contained on these plates. I'm assuming that the codes were just for passenger vehicles, not commercial transports?
    2. Pencil-necked-geek Pencil-necked-geek, 5 years ago
      Is this too esoteric a question for this site? Can anyone suggest another message board or chat room that could provide me some help?
    3. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      Looking around -- Not everybody is here everyday, so this was just posted 2 days ago. I am sure some of the Metal sign people will be around this weekend

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/152426624888?vectorid=229466&lgeo=1&item=152426624888&rmvSB=true

      http://www.underwatersoundset.com/sets/an/antique-license-plate&continuous_availability!inventory.aspx

      http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/vintage-plates-wa.395705/

      http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/1955-washington-plate-148339.html

      https://www.ricksplates.com/links.htm

      There is a few things I found here in a couple minutes .....
    4. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      That second link might not work if you click on it -- but rather copy and paste the whole address there...
    5. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 5 years ago
      CC plate, County and City to operate in
    6. Pencil-necked-geek Pencil-necked-geek, 5 years ago
      thanks for those links, Antiquerose - some I had checked out, some I missed... but one was a bingo!

      Turns out the DT plate designation is not, contrary to what I had been told, for a 'dairy truck'. Rather, it signifies "diesel truck" and CC is for 'common carrier' and is typical for the large trucks (semis) of the period.

      Still don't know anything about rarity, but that's not so important.

      My apologies if I seemed impatient, but I have someone interested in buying it and I was anxious to develop some info about it in that regard. Thanks again for every reply.

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