1916 California Porcelain License Plate # 31280
Here is a very nice 1916 California Porcelain License Plate with the Bear registration Tab with the name J F Kessing. We know this plate was originally issued to a Ford Touring car, Factory No.
148425, that was registered to S. M Carey of Watsonville, CA. The rivets on the bear tab are not original.
The 1916 CA plates were issued in pairs with the one plate having the bear with the plate number stamped into the space provided. The other bear tab was left blank and it was expected but not required? That the owner stamp or scratch their name in the blank provided. Many owners did not do this. We thought for a long time that the bear tab with the registration numbers went on the rear, but an article was found several years ago by one of the CA collectors in ALPCA that stated that the "blank (name) tab" was to go on the rear of the vehicle with the registration numbered tab on the front.All the grommets are there, not extra holes, no touch-ups, nice gloss, very minor edge chipping. Ships only to the U. The item "1916 California Porcelain License Plate # 31280" is in sale since Wednesday, August 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Automobilia\License Plates\US\ California". The seller is "jblx-9" and is located in Santa Rosa, California. This item can be shipped to United States.