Rustic Plates was founded in 2015, but the story started 20 years before.
My best childhood memories were summer vacation road trips across the United States with family. We would head east on the open road to visit relatives and see the country. Along the way we would stop at every auto wrecking yard so I could ask, “do you have a license plate?” There’s so much excitement for a young collector getting a new license plate. Two decades later, that excitement hasn’t changed!
As you might already know, there are tens of thousands of collectors across the United States and around the world who share the same passion for collecting license plates. People collect birth year runs, vanity plates, state runs, you name it! Others use license plates to decorate bars, restaurants and homes.
There are also the artists who love license plate for crafting. We’ve seen some amazing work, too! License plate maps, stars, bird houses, signs and more.
If you haven’t guessed, we love what we do! We’re always looking for new sources of license plates, from older vintage collections to newer bulk. Each year we also save thousands of common issue plates that would otherwise be scrapped, and instead turn them into sets or cut them up for letters and numbers so our customers can make license plate signs.
We have tens of thousands of plates in stock and our inventory is always changing. Whether you are looking for a good condition set of plates to start a collection, or a big stack of beat up plates for decorating or crafting, we’ve got it! If you are looking for a very specific plate or have a request, just let us know.