Delaware man gives wife $325,000 Valentine present

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No, we are not all nuts in Delaware. Just a few of us willing to aspire to the highest level of license plate snobbery! Over the weekend, an auction was held in Rehoboth Beach for inherited low digit automobile license plate numbers.

Delaware may be the last state to still recycle all its vehicle license numbers going back to 1909. (We are so small that there is no chance of numbers going over 999,999). These old tin beauties are black with white numbers. Fifty years ago, blue plates with yellow numbers (once called the nation’s ugliest) replaced the black and white ones, but through some quirk in the law, the b & w ones can be replaced. Delaware license plate 6

Okay, I know you are curious for the details of this fantasy. Tag number 14 sold for $325,000. Other low digit numbers are reserved: 1, 2, and 3 are for the governor, lieutenant governor, and secretary of state. Number 6 sold in 2008 for $675,000, a record--to a family of a local philanthropist which also owns number 9. (photo courtesy of autoblog)

heart pixabay.comThe old plates are called “recession proof” by  auctioneer Butch Emmert, who periodically holds these auctions. Most of them are probably worth more than the cars they are on. In this case, Ray White bought it for his wife Donna's BMW as a Valentine's Day present.  Awww! Ain't that sweet! 

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Terry Hammer

A lot of my friends have asked me about this since I am the proprietor of a collectible old license plates store at http://www.shoplicenseplates.com. The owner in this case is buying the right to own the ability to register a car (the registration rights) for this license plate, not the physical license plate itself. Delaware has always had an interesting license plates rights system. I think it is great that Delaware does this. A few years ago, in the UAE where they have a similar system, plate #1 went for 14.5 Million !

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Terry-Since they can get a replacement plate from the DMV, it's really not the piece of tin they are buying, but the legacy (as they see it).

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