Oldtimer gallery. Number plates.

Soviet number plates (pre-1982): brief article (in English), detailed history (some pages are only in Russian).
(Soviet number plates contain Russian letters and I cannot translate it to English)
1934-1936(?) USSR number plates (in English with fragments in Russian)
1943?-1962-? USSR military number plates (in English with fragments in Russian)

Austrian number plates (pre-1939)

German number plates (pre-1945)

The following pages are in Russian only:
Belgian number plates (pre-1945)

Canadian number plates (pre-1945)

Lithuanian number plates (pre-1982)

New Zealand number plates (pre-1945)

UK number plates (pre-1945)

USA number plates (pre-1945)

Some samples of other countries pre-1945 plates:

Argentine - 1941, Province Chaco

Australia - 1932-1953, motorcycle?, state Victoria

Chile - 1931, passenger plate, province Zapallar

China - 1920-1930's, army plate

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

Dominicana (in 1916-1924 occupied by USA) - 1941 (1st halfyear), 1941 (1st halfyear)

Suomi Finland - 1931, lääni Häme (Hämeenlinna, Tampere, Lahti)

France - 1937, temporary

Haiti (in 1915-1934 occupied by USA) - 1931

Iceland - 1937-1988, R = Reykjavik

Mexico - 1940, 1931, province Nayarit

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

Switzerland - 1914-1927? canton Vaux (Waadt), Lausanne

Uruguay - from late 1920's, La - province Colonia, Ac - province Canelones

Photos are from:
eBay (USA).
eBay (Australia)..
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).
HA PYCCKOM (WIN-1251)
Entrance Gallery Sale Links

Last updated 24 V 2010. Andrei Bogomolov. Contact Information.