Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I get my license plates?
I have been collecting license plates for over 40 years and finding them is still a big thrill. I go to junkyards, scrapyards, recycling centers, flea markets, junk shops, and auctions. I also belong to the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association where collectors buy, sell, and trade plates on-line, from the monthly newsletter, and in person at numerous meets in different locations through out the year. Everywhere I travel I also look for 'road kill' plates; ones found in the road or on the shoulder.
Do I accept license plate donations?
I do except license plate donations of expired plates either through the mail or dropped off at my studio in Burlington, Vermont. I do not expect people to give me plates and I offer to incorporate them into a piece of artwork for you at a discounted rate. However, if you have plates that you plan to throw out or recycle I can always use more and they will be incorporated into my artwork and not resold.
Do I buy plates?
I do buy plates either individual ones or collections. I'm fond of plates that are beat up, bent, rusty, have holes in them and are in poor condition. I tend not to buy ones in very good to excellent shape that serious collectors want. Please contact me with what you have and include photos if possible.
Do I sell license plates?
I do not sell unaltered license plates; only the ones that I incorporate into my artwork that I have made my mark on.
Do you accept commissions?
Commissions are welcome and very exciting to me. I'm honored when someone enjoys my work enough to request a special piece. I can use your plates or provide ones to create a unique work of art just for you. please contact me with your ideas and I can provide design input and pricing.
Do you have plates from all the 50 states?
I have plates from all the fifty states and achieved that goal thirty five years ago as a teenager. I do have multiples of all states but some are states are easier to find and therefore i have more of them.
How many license plates do you have?
My collection grows at the rate of over one hundred plates per month and I use about that much in my artwork per month. So I'm at 3,500 and counting; and I can always use more!