Welcome to my website!

Hello,

    I'm Tom Allen. I've been a collector of license plates for over 40 years, specializing in all types and years of Kansas plates and have been a member of the Automobile License Plate Collector's Association (A.L.P.C.A.) since 1974. This website was started on February 5th, 2012.

    The Kansas Year Of Manufacturer law allows an owner of any car, truck or motorcycle that is at least 35 years old and qualifies as an antique vehicle to register and use an original Kansas license plate from the same year as the vehicle in lieu of a regular antique plate. Click on the "Model Year Law" tab at the top of this page to learn more about this law.

        I collect plates from all over the world, but in particular, I collect every year for every type of Kansas plate issued. Another area I specialize in is WWII era military base access plates and WWII related license plate toppers. While these two areas encompass the bulk of my collection, I have collected hundreds of plates from all over the world as well. Scroll down for a partial list of what I'm looking for.

    I am always looking to buy quality Kansas plates as well as plates from elsewhere to add to my collection or as inventory for my website. If you have plates and are looking to sell or trade, please contact me at my email address, DeansBooks1426KS@gmail.com.


My Want List
as of 6-7-2021

All plates wanted are from Kansas.  n=natural, u=upgrade, rp=repaint, t=truck

Truck: upgrade 1942 type 2 with no apostrophe

Truck weight tabs (colors match that years truck plate): 1931 any weight, 1932 2 ton or larger, 1933 1/2, 2, 2 1/2u, 3 or larger, 1934 1/2, 1u, 2 or larger, 1935 2 or larger, 1936 1/2, 2, 2 1/2, 3 1/2 or larger, 1937 1/2u, 1, 1 1/2u, 2, 3, 3 1/2, 4, 4 1/2u, 5 or larger, 1938 1u, 2 or larger, 1939 2 ton or larger, 1940 1/2, 1, 2 or larger, 1941 2 ton or larger, 1942 1, 1 1/2u, 2 or larger, 1945 1 1/2, 2 1/2, 3 1/2 or larger, 1946 1 1/2, 2 1/2, 3 1/2, 4 1/2 or larger, 1947 3 1/2, 4 1/2 or larger, 1948 2, 2 1/2, 3, 3 1/2, 4, 4 1/2, 6 or larger, 1949 1 ton or larger, 1950 2u, 3, 3 1/2, 4u, 4 1/2 or larger 1951 4 1/2, 9,10 12u, 1952 3, 4, 4 1/2, 7,8,10 or larger, 1953 2u, 2 1/2u, 3, 3 1/2u, 4, 4 1/2, 5, 6u, 8 or higher 1954 4 1/2, 5, 7, 8u, 9 or larger 1955 3, 3 1/2, 4, 4 1/2, 5, 7 or larger

Lost: upgrade 1913,14,16,17,31,34

Lost Truck: 1923,25,26,27,29,38,39,40,44,45  upgrade 1921,22,24,28,30-37,46

Replacement Truck: 1961 (regular truck plate with "REPL" vertical on the right side)

Dealer: upgrade 1913,31,35

Dealer types:

Trailer dealer: 1962,64,65,67,68,69,73u,79,82,86,89-96,98,99,04,05,06,07u,08,10,13,15,16,17,18

Wholesale dealer:1962-71, 73-75,1980-94,97,

Special dealer: any year except 1970u,73,74

Salvage dealer: 1962-71,1974 or newer

Mobile Home: 1962-1980,82,83,84,86, 88u or newer

Auction dealer: any year except 1983,93,99

Lending Agency dealer: 1976 and earlier, 78,79,81,82,83,88,89,90,92,94,95,97,00,01,04 and newer

Limited dealer any year except 1963, 1971

Exempt: 1919 upgrade 1921,22

Sample: upgrade (vg or better) 1925,31,33,34 (fair or better) 1927

Trailer: 1988n, 90n, 92n, 94n, 04n, 09

Trailer weight tabs: 1956 2M, 1957 2M, 1958 2Mu,4Mu, 1959 2Mu, 4Mu, 1960 2M, 4Mu

House Trailer (H prefix): 1945, 1946

Motorcycle Dealer:  1915,17,20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 35, 44, 45, 58u, 90u. 16u, 17u

Motorcycle Lost: 1915, 1917, 1920-54, 56-61

Disabled Veteran: 1981, 82, 92

Ham Radio: 1984u

Drive Away: 1958u, 59, 60, 64, 65u

Special Vehicle Street Rod: 1986 and earlier, 88, 90, 91, 02 base with any year sticker

P.O.W. 1989

K.C.C.: white on blue: 33-4, 34-5, 35-6  

             white on red: 1956u, 59u, 62, 70u, 89u, 90, 91, 92

             black on white: 34-5u, 38-9u, 48-9u, 

Truck Prorate: (these are regular truck plates without a county code) 1957, 1958

Trailer Apportioned: 1991

Press: 2003, 2004,2005, 2009 and newer.

MBYC: 1979n, 85n, 90n, 11n, 12n, 16n,17,19,20,21

30 PASS BUS attachment: 1956,57,58,59,60

Kansas D.A.V. keychain tags county set: #92,94,95,101,102,103,104,105 Upgrade ST

1963 county set: GW, HVu, LN, MEu, MTu, RLu, SVu

1967 truck county set: upgrade AT, CM, GW, JW, LG, WO

1967 car set: upgrade to above what is indicated: CMvg, CRvg+, CYvg, EKg+,HS g+, KMvg-, LEvg, LVvg+, LYvg,  MCg,  MGvg-, MPg+, MTvg, OTvg-, RCvg-, RLvg+, RNvg-, SDvg, THvg+

1967 motorcycle county set: ATu, BA, BU, CAu, CD, CN, CQ, CS, CYu, ED, EK, GT, GW, GY, HG, HM, HS, JW, KE, KW, MG, MT, OS, PTu, RCu, RO, RP, RS, SF, ST, SVu, WL, WO

1967 trailer set: AN, AT, BB, BT, CK, CM, CS, EK, GH, GL, GT, GY, HM, HP, HSu, HV, JFu, KE, KM, LEu, LV, LY, MG, MN, MS, MT, NM, NT, OT, PR, PT, RAu, RS, SD, SH, SMu, ST, TH, WA, WB, WH, WO

Z plates: 1971 JUL, AUG,  1972 APRu, 1974 JUNu, 1975 FEB, MARu, JUNu, OCT, DEC 1976 any month

1944 car county set: upgrade to vg or better 12, 34, 38, 49, 73, 76, 82, 92, 97rp, 100

1951-1988 #1 car county set : upgrade: CD, EW, ME, MI, OB, RS

#1 car plates any year from 1951 to July 1971: AT, BA, BR, BU, CA, CD, CF, CK, CN, CR, CY, DG, DK, DP, ED, EL, FO, FR, GE, GL, GY, HG, HM, HP, JW, KE, KM, KW, LC, LE, LN, LY, MC, ME, MI, MN, MP, MS, MT, NT, OB, PN, PT, RA, RL, RN, RO, RP, RS, SC, SD, SF, SM, ST, SU, SV, TR, WA, WB, WH, WL, WS

1951-88 county set (county # and registration # match): CK #10, RL #30, MI #31, BT #33, NM #34, CF #44, LN #49u, 

OB #56, PL #58, SF #59, EK #68, TH #78, ED #79, CN #82, SD #87, GY #89, MT #94, SC #96, HS #101, GT #103

Registration # matches year set: (ie #48 or #1948) 1930 and earlier, 32, 33, 38, 39, 43 tab, 44, 52 tab, 53 tab, 91, 94, 03, 06u, 07, 08, 09, 12, 17,18,19,20,21

Registration # matches year set: (4 digit only, ie 1951, not 51) 1934, 35, 45, 47u, 51, 53u, 54u, 56, 59u, 60u, 63u,

Low # car run: (any # lower than) 1913 #38, 1915 #387, 1916 #25, 1917 #96, 1918 #465, 1919 #642, 1920 #63, 1921 #176, 1922 #123, 1923 #265, 1924 #79, 1925 #112, 1926 #262, 1927 #58, 1928 #312, 1929 #993, 1932 #3, 1943tab #5, 1951 #2, 1952tab #2, 1953tab #4

High School booster plates from many different high schools.  Examples of these are below.


Booster plates from various towns in Kansas.  Below are some examples of what I'm looking for.


Military base access plates from all military installations in the U.S.  Some examples are shown below.


Here are some pictures of some of my favorite plates in my collection.