Oldtimer gallery. Registration plates.
Soviet registration plates (pre-1982): brief article (in English), detailed history (some pages are only in Russian).
(Soviet registration plates contain Russian letters and I cannot translate it to English)
1934-1937 USSR registration plates (in English with fragments in Russian)
1942-1962 USSR military registration plates (in English with fragments in Russian)
Austrian registration plates (pre-1939)
German registration plates (pre-1945)
The following pages are in Russian only:
Australian registration plates (pre-1945)
Belgian registration plates (pre-1945)
Canadian registration plates (pre-1945)
Chinese registration plates (pre-1945)
Republica Dominicana registration plates (pre-1945)
Suomi Finland registration plates (pre-1945)
Lithuanian registration plates (pre-1982)
New Zealand registration plates (pre-1945)
Philippines registration plates (pre-1945)
Spanish registration plates (pre-1945)
UK registration plates (pre-1945)
USA registration plates (pre-1945)
Some samples of other countries pre-1945 plates:
American Samoa - 1942
Argentine - 1941, Province Chaco
Bulgaria - Tyrnovo, 1930's, chauffeurs license 1942, chauffeurs license 1942
Chile - 1931, passenger plate, province Zapallar
Croatia - 1941
Cuba (in 1906-1909, 1912, 1917-1922 occupied by USA) - 1937
Guantanamo military base of USA (leased since 1903, isn't connected with the rest Cuba by any road) - 1942
France - 1937, temporary
Guatemala - 1933
Haiti (in 1915-1934 occupied by USA) - 1931
Hungary - civilian 1939-49, photo 1940, military WW2
Iceland - 1937-1988, R = Reykjavik
Iraq - mid-1920's
Italy - 1930's
Japan - Buick Four 1924, Kyoto
Latvija - 1933, Riga
Mexico - 1940, 1931, province Nayarit
Mongolia - pre-WW2
The Netherlands - 1906-1951
Newfoundland (till 1949 - British colony, since 1949 - part of Canada) - 1941
Norway - 1913-1971, A = Oslo.
Panama - 1939, 1934 (Colon)
(Zone of Panama channel - under control of USA (1906-1979), there were own plates)
Philippines (1901-1942, 1945-1946 - occupied by USA, XII 1941-1945 - occupied by Japan) - 1938
Poland - 1933-1939
Puerto Rico (USA) - 1934-1935
Sweden - 1906-1972, Östergötland
Switzerland - 1914-1927? canton Vaux (Waadt), Lausanne
Uruguay - from late 1920's, La - province Colonia, Ac - province Canelones
Photos are from:
Country symbols on the vehicles (on 1925 year):
A - Austria, B - Belgium, CH - Switzerland, D - Germany, E - Spain, F - France, GB - Great Britain, GR - Greece, H - Hungary, I - Italy, MC - Monaco, MN - Montenegro, NL - the Netherlands, P - Portugal, R - Russia, RM - Romania, S - Sweden, SB - Serbia, US - USA.
Thanks for help to Rex Schneider (Cottbus, Germany).
What else in the net:
Europlate - Registration Plates of the World (in English).
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Last updated 17 VIII 2021. Andrei Bogomolov. Contact Information.