The first mainstream specialty license plate was created for America’s bicentennial celebration in 1976, but their rise in popularity and numbers has spiked in the last 15 years. In Florida, it started when the state legislature created the Challenger specialty license plate, which 'launched' in January, 1987.
All plates listed for sale or trade are for collection purposes only and not for display on any vehicle, with the exception of individual state YOM laws, in which case, buyer is responsible for all taxes, fees, and applications required.
If you are a collector of antique plates, you can find them online at sites like eBay or Michigan License Plates for Collectors. What is your favorite recent or historical Michigan license plate design?