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1 Disney License Plates Stephen Garner January 2013

2 Disney License Plates Commonly known as: Commonly known as: Souvenir License PlatesSouvenir License Plates Commemorative License PlatesCommemorative License Plates Unique Form of Disneyana Collectible Unique Form of Disneyana Collectible Relatively Inexpensive Relatively Inexpensive $ $10.00 per plate (new releases)$ $10.00 per plate (new releases) Numerous in Variety Numerous in Variety Incredible Art Work Incredible Art Work Memorabilia (Vacations/Souvenirs) Memorabilia (Vacations/Souvenirs)

3 Disney License Plates Collectible Types of Plates and Items Collectible Types of Plates and Items “Standard” 6” X 12” Auto Plates“Standard” 6” X 12” Auto Plates Aluminum (or other metal such as steel) Aluminum (or other metal such as steel) Embossed (2-D, stamped, raised features)Embossed (2-D, stamped, raised features) Plastic Plastic FlatFlat Lenticular and 3-D (Optical Effects)Lenticular and 3-D (Optical Effects) Special Effect (Dual-Sided)Special Effect (Dual-Sided) License Plate FramesLicense Plate Frames Bicycle License PlatesBicycle License Plates Disney Property ID PlatesDisney Property ID Plates Unique License PlatesUnique License Plates Autographed Autographed

4 Disney License Plates ALUMINUM

5 Disney License Plates PLASTIC

6 Disney License Plates PLASTIC – LENTICULAR OPTICAL EFFECT Clear coating applied over image to provide a “moving” or “motion” effect. Clear coating applied over image to provide a “moving” or “motion” effect.

7 Disney License Plates PLASTIC – 3-D OPTICAL EFFECT Clear coating applied over image to provide a “3-D” effect. Clear coating applied over image to provide a “3-D” effect.

8 Disney License Plates LENTICULAR AND 3-D CLEAR COATING

9 Disney License Plates PLASTIC – DUAL SIDED SPECIAL EFFECT So far only one Dual Sided plate has been released (2005). So far only one Dual Sided plate has been released (2005). FRONT BACK

10 Disney License Plates FRAMES

11 Disney License Plates BICYCLE

12 Disney License Plates PROPERTY

13 Disney License Plates UNIQUE (AUTOGRAPHED)

14 Disney License Plates Issue Types Issue Types Cast MemberCast Member Disney Cruise LineDisney Cruise Line Disneyland ResortDisneyland Resort Disneyland ParisDisneyland Paris Disney ResortsDisney Resorts Disney StudiosDisney Studios Walt Disney WorldWalt Disney World Euro DisneyEuro Disney MiscellaneousMiscellaneous PrototypePrototype SportsSports Tokyo DisneylandTokyo Disneyland Issued for Issued for General Souvenirs Parks Hotel Resorts Events Anniversaries Openings Attractions Themed Lands Sporting Events Corporate Holdings

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17 “Standard” License Plates “Standard” License Plates Aluminum (or other metal)Aluminum (or other metal) Embossed - Stamped Embossed - Stamped With or Without Plate ID Numbers With or Without Plate ID Numbers Shrink-wrapped Shrink-wrapped PlasticPlastic Flat Flat Optical/Special Effects (Lenticular, 3-D and Dual-Sided) Optical/Special Effects (Lenticular, 3-D and Dual-Sided) Thickness varies (1/64” to 3/16”) Thickness varies (1/64” to 3/16”) Bolt “Holes”Bolt “Holes” Round Round Slots (short, elongated and extra long) Slots (short, elongated and extra long) Square Square Mouse Ears (Tokyo Disneyland Plates) Mouse Ears (Tokyo Disneyland Plates) VariationsVariations Back Colors Back Colors Reprints (usually color changes) Reprints (usually color changes) Bolt “Holes” (Round vs. Slots) Bolt “Holes” (Round vs. Slots) Material (aluminum vs. plastic) Material (aluminum vs. plastic) Features (ID numbers – with/without) Features (ID numbers – with/without) Printing Errors Printing Errors Prototypes Prototypes

18 Disney License Plates ALUMINUM Front of Plate Plate ID Number Copyright Bolt Slots Image Area – Embossed / Raised Background – Flat Area Border - Embossed / Raised

19 Disney License Plates ALUMINUM Back of Plate Embossed Areas Price Tag (With or Without UPC/SKU Number) Attached To Shrink- wrap Warning Label for Proper Use (Found on early plates) Back Color (Plain Aluminum or Colored) Bolt Slot

20 Disney License Plates ALUMINUM Plate ID Numbers Plate ID Numbers Manufacturer number indicating when plate was producedManufacturer number indicating when plate was produced Usually found in the lower left corner of the plateUsually found in the lower left corner of the plate Five-digit style – no obvious date indication YearMonth Sequential Number Year/Month of Manufacture Date Style Two Digit Year; Letter indicates Month “A” = January, “L” = December “X” for the Month indicates this plate is manufactured all year long May 1997 March 1995

21 Disney License Plates PLASTIC Front of Plate Background (Flat) Border (Flat) Bolt Hole Flat Image Area Copyright

22 Disney License Plates PLASTIC Back of Plate Bolt Slots Back Usually White in Color and is Flat Price Tag Price Tag with UPC/SKU number – Attached to Plate

23 Disney License Plates PLASTIC PLATE – REMOVED PRICE TAG Remnants of a “removed” price tag Remnants of a “removed” price tag

24 Disney License Plates Bolt “Hole” Types Round with either 2 or 4 holes Bolt slots Square – Found only on thick (3/16”) Plastic Plates Mouse Ear – Found only on Tokyo Disneyland Plates

25 Disney License Plates Bolt “Slot” Variations ShortElongated Extra Long

26 Disney License Plates Back Color Variations Plain Aluminum BackRed Back

27 Disney License Plates Reprint “Color Changes” Variations Original Release Release

28 Disney License Plates Bolt “Hole” Variations Two Bolt HolesFour Short Bolt Slots

29 Disney License Plates Material Variations Original Aluminum ReleasesPlastic Releases

30 Disney License Plates ID Number Variations Plates were produced with and without ID numbers

31 Disney License Plates Printing Errors Original Missing Colors and Text Red Color Registration and Bolt Holes Drilled are Drilled Wrong

32 Disney License Plates Prototypes Original Aluminum Plastic Release Flat (Not Stamped) Aluminum Prototypes

33 Disney License Plates Prototypes That Were Never Produced

34 Disney License Plates Prototype Art Production Plate

35 Disney License Plates License Plate Frames Designed to fit standard 6” X 12” plates Designed to fit standard 6” X 12” plates Made of Metal or Plastic Made of Metal or Plastic For those who want “Disney-ize” their vehicle in states that require two plates For those who want “Disney-ize” their vehicle in states that require two plates

36 Disney License Plates Bicycle License Plates Made of Metal or Plastic Made of Metal or Plastic Size varies from 3” X 5” to 4” X 6” Size varies from 3” X 5” to 4” X 6” One of the earliest Disney license plates produced One of the earliest Disney license plates produced Circa 1960’s

37 Disney License Plates Disney Property ID Plates Used at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Used at Disneyland and Walt Disney World To Identify Disney Property To Identify Disney Property Strollers, Wheelchairs and Electric CartsStrollers, Wheelchairs and Electric Carts

38 Disney License Plates Unique License Plates - Autographed Unique one-of-a-kind items Unique one-of-a-kind items 1993 Mighty Ducks Team Mark Seppala, WDW Merchandise Artist Bob Iger, Disney Company CEO Ed Grier, Former President Disneyland Resort

39 Disney License Plates Collecting Where can you find them? Where can you find them? Disney ParksDisney Parks On-site or through Mail Order On-site or through Mail Order E-Bay or other Auction SitesE-Bay or other Auction Sites Disneyana ShowsDisneyana Shows InternetInternet Cost Cost $ $10.00 average at the Parks for current issues$ $10.00 average at the Parks for current issues Older “out-of-print” issues command a premiumOlder “out-of-print” issues command a premium Know what your looking for Know what your looking for Auction sellers overuse the term “RARE” in their listingsAuction sellers overuse the term “RARE” in their listings New releases are sold on the Auction sites for a premiumNew releases are sold on the Auction sites for a premium They can be bought cheaper through Disney Mail Order most of the time They can be bought cheaper through Disney Mail Order most of the time Sellers also confuse “NEW” and “MINT” terms when describing platesSellers also confuse “NEW” and “MINT” terms when describing plates Some plates have similar designs, examine the auction image thoroughlySome plates have similar designs, examine the auction image thoroughly Ask the seller questions about the itemAsk the seller questions about the item Disney Mail Order Disney Mail Order It helps to know the UPC/SKU number for the plate your orderingIt helps to know the UPC/SKU number for the plate your ordering Mail Order CM’s (Cast Members) have little knowledge of platesMail Order CM’s (Cast Members) have little knowledge of plates

40 Disney License Plates Disney Mail Order Toll Free Number Disney Mail Order Toll Free Number Disney Parks Merchandise Guest ServicesDisney Parks Merchandise Guest Services Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm (Eastern Time Zone)Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm (Eastern Time Zone)

41 Disney License Plates Displaying Your Collection Wallpaper Collection Book Framed Wall Hangar

42 Disney License Plates Summary Summary Low cost Disney CollectibleLow cost Disney Collectible There are over 690 known standard platesThere are over 690 known standard plates Great fun collecting and hunting down new and older platesGreat fun collecting and hunting down new and older plates Your resource for Disney Plate info is at:Your resource for Disney Plate info is at: Finally – the warning that should be on all license plates…………..Finally – the warning that should be on all license plates…………..

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