Nov 22 2011

A 1931 Long Island Motor Parkway Plate Being Sold on Ebay


A current Ebay auction provides an opportunity to purchase one of the most treasured pieces of Vanderbilia- a Long Island Motor Parkway license plate.

 

The 1931 red and white plate #76 appears to be in mint condition and had not been previously listed in the Motor Parkway License Plate Census.

 

The auction for item # 380386821822 will end on Friday at 1:36 PM EST.

 

The current high bid of $526 (7 bidders) is below the reserve price. I predict the final bid will be placed in the last 10 seconds of the auction and will exceed $1,500.


November 25, 2011 Update: The winning bid was $2,551, a record for a Motor Parkway plate sold on Ebay. A total of 14 bids were offered with three bids over $2,367.


 

 

 


Motor Parkway License Plate Census- Updated: November 22, 2011

 

Adding the above 1931 #76, there are now 79 known surviving plates, just over 1% of the total plates that were produced. From 1912 to 1937, an estimated 7,400 Long Island Motor Parkway license plates were manufactured including; 6,700 regular plates and 700 golf club plates. 

If you have a Motor Parkway plate that is not listed, please send a jpeg to me at Howard@Kroplick.com .

......... Regular Color.........

...........Combo...............# Known Quantity


1912....White & Red..................................0

1913....White/Blue....................................0

1914....Red/White.....................................0

1915.....Black/Yellow.................................0

1916.....Yellow/Black.................................0

1917.....Black/White..................................0

1918.....White/Blue....................................1

1919.....Brown/White.................................0

1920.....Yellow/Black.................................0

1921.....Black/Green..................................0

1922.....Unknown.......................................0

1923.....White/Blue....................................0

1924.....Red/White....................................3

 

 

 

1925.....Blue/Gray.....................................1

 

 

 

1926.....Green/White................................ 1

 

 

 

1927.....Orange/Blue.................................1

 

 

 

1928.....Red/White....................................8

 

 

 

1928.....Yellow/Green (Golf).....................2

 

1929.....Black/White............................... .6

 

 

 

1929.....Blue/White (Golf)..........................2

 

 

 

1930.....Red/White....................................8

#25 belonged to the National Highway Association

 

 

1930.....Black/Yellow (Golf) ......................1

 

 

 

1931.....Red/White.....................................11

 

 

 

1931.....Blue/White (Golf)..........................1

 

 

 

1932.....White/Black..................................11

#158 belonged  to E.F. Hutton

 

 

1932.....White/Green (Golf)........................2

 

 

 

1933.....White/Orange................................3

 

 

 

1934.....Blue/White....................................7

 

 

 

1935.....Black /Red....................................3

#1 belonged to stockbroker Joseph Grier

 

 

1937.....Blue/White....................................7

#100 belonged to William K.Vanderbilt, Jr.

 

 

 

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............Total............................................79



Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com and the Internet:

Archives: Long Island Motor Parkway License Plates

Article “The License Plates of the Vanderbilt Long Island Motor Parkway”

Archives: Vanderbilia

Index: Archives on VanderbiltCupRaces.com

Archives: Monthly Highlights (2008-2011)

 



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