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Here's a question for our PA members. Aside from the obvious damage, does anyone recognize this series of PA license plate? It's unlike any regular issue plate I'm familiar with and PA vanity plates ordinarily have the alphanumeric centered. I have no interest in identifying the owner. This is simply curiosity on my part. (In truth I'm also a bit surprised the PSP/PennDOT hasn't given the owner a courtesy reminder to have the plate replaced.) Thanks!

 
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Is that the new braille license plate?

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Here's a question for our PA members. Aside from the obvious damage, does anyone recognize this series of PA license plate? It's unlike any regular issue plate I'm familiar with and PA vanity plates ordinarily have the alphanumeric centered. I have no interest in identifying the owner. This is simply curiosity on my part. (In truth I'm also a bit surprised the PSP/PennDOT hasn't given the owner a courtesy reminder to have the plate replaced.) Thanks!



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I'm thinking that is the new "Run The Turnpike For Free" plate. No way they are getting s good enough picture of that to bill me.


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Not seeing anything like this under specialty license plates. This might be a "I washed my car everyday last year". Or like above, polished the paint off so it cannot be read.


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That tag is “illegible “ and should be turned in and replaced.
When I was policing, I’d have pulled you over for that tag….even if it was out of state. I’d have politely told you and show you why and told you to get a new one.



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A lot of plates are "wrapped", vinyl and they delaminate.

OP is addressing the "off center" characters.

Some "vanity/specialty" plates have characters off center to facilitate graphics, like in Flo-ridia..






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There's a ton of NY plates with the pealing problem as well.


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Pennsylvania license plates are as beat up as our roads, it always seems like everybody’s plate looks like barely legible garbage here, you go to other states and their plates look brand new all the time.


 
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Looks like it might be a "Veteran" plate.



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The coloring that's left makes me think of the DARE license plates, but those were justified to the left side of the plate and also had a DA prefix.

Maybe one of those railroad plates with a really bad color shift? I think their numbers are justified like that, but, again, they're alphanumeric too.


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There was a large run of plates that have some piss poor/defective lamination. The plate was most like some sort special organization plate and there was some sort of logo on the left side.

https://www.dmv.pa.gov/VEHICLE...d-Organizations.aspx


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That is an old Penn State alumni plate. Delaminated & partially broken. I’m surprised the owner hasn’t been cited for it.


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Saw a plate just like that, pealing, when I went for my afternoon walk. The plate had the normal seven characters but the paint or lamination was completely off.

As a police officer myself, I would definitely pull the driver over. As to whether or not they would get a citation (along with seizure of the plate) or just a seizure would depend on other factors.

Either way, the plate is seized, the driver given a receipt for the seizure which allows them to get another plate without cost.


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That is an old Penn State alumni plate. Delaminated & partially broken. I’m surprised the owner hasn’t been cited for it.
Either that or a wildlife preservation plate but I couldn’t find an example.

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Saw a plate just like that, pealing, when I went for my afternoon walk. The plate had the normal seven characters but the paint or lamination was completely off.

As a police officer myself, I would definitely pull the driver over. As to whether or not they would get a citation (along with seizure of the plate) or just a seizure would depend on other factors.

Either way, the plate is seized, the driver given a receipt for the seizure which allows them to get another plate without cost.
You could do that all day.
 
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I know my MB club plate has my preferred numbers that I selected as embossed, but there is also a printed MB on the paint. So part of this plate was possibly printed on the laminate, and thus, is laying in a Walmart parking lot.
 
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From your responses, it appears I spied a very poor condition PA "special organization" plate. As always, SIGforum members came through. Thank you for your help solving the mystery.
 
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That is an old Penn State alumni plate. Delaminated & partially broken. I’m surprised the owner hasn’t been cited for it.


Yep, I think it’s a Penn State plate based on the blue “Penns” in the upper left. To the right, above the “81”, if you use your fingers to spread and enlarge the pic, looks like a Nittany Lion head. I’d bet the background is Mt. Nittany.

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That is an old Penn State alumni plate. Delaminated & partially broken. I’m surprised the owner hasn’t been cited for it.


Yep, I think it’s a Penn State plate based on the blue “Penns” in the upper left. To the right, above the “81”, if you use your fingers to spread and enlarge the pic, looks like a Nittany Lion head. I’d bet the background is Mt. Nittany.


The Penns across the top is just Pennsylvania. It could be any of the special organization plates. The organization would be in the open spot to the left of the numbers. The organization are not embossed like the letters/numbers.


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