Vintage, Collector, personalized, Veteran Motorcycle, Dealer, Trailer and Tractor.
ORIGINAL SHEETING
REVISED SHEETING DARKER
PERS ORIGINAL SHEETING
PERS
HI-SIGNS
PERS REVISED SHEETING
TRACTOR
4x7"
PERS 4x7"
DEALER ORIG SHEETING

DEALER REV SHEETING

VINTAGE 1001-1199
VINTAGE 1200-1499
COLLECTOR STANDARD
COLLECTOR PERS
VETERAN
TRAILER ORIG. SHEETING
TRAILER HI-SIGNS
TRAILER REVISED SHEETING DARKER
TRAILER REVISED SHEETING BLACK BISON
TRAILER NEW # FORMAT
  • The 1997-base 5x8" motorcycle plate (MC) was produced by Waldale and remained unchanged from AA until the late C-series.
  • In 2003, a few personalized MC plates were produced by Hi-Signs.
  • In 2009, the trees and province name were darkened slightly on regular and personalized MC plates. This change occurred in the regular series somewhere between 5CW59 and 6CW82.
  • In 2012/13, approximately 8000 5x8" MC plates were produced in the number range 5DT01 through 4EB99. Due to the popularity of the smaller 4x7" MC plates that emerged in the spring of 2013, demand for these 5x8" plates never materialized. The high 5x8" observation in 2015 was 2DT91 - as of 2018 that high was still 2DT91. We will never see the last batch of larger DT-EB series MC plates as all were scrapped..
  • Veteran MC plates were announced to the public in November 2012 as a 5x8" plate. By the time plates became available for ordering (April 19, 2013), they had been resized to 4x7". Vet MC plates are numbered in the V123 format and were the first to appear in the new size with solid black bison.
  • Smaller 4x7" size regular (starting at 5EB01) and personalized MC plates first appeared in spring 2013.
  • Beginning in 1997, 5x8" size Waldale-made private trailer (TL) plates used the A123B numbering format. A small batch of TL plates made by Hi-Signs (J001T-K999L) appeared after 2004. Waldale production resumed at K001M and remained unchanged until the mid-P series, after which point the trees and province name were darkened slightly. The solid black bison replaced the blue outline bison in 2013 between V753J and V135K. After 20 years of A123B plates, a new numbering format emerged in 2017. TL plates remain in the 5x8" size and now use the 123AB format.
  • Yellow Collector plates were introduced in 2014 for motorcycles that are at least 25 years old. I have only seen four (4) of these plates on the road by 2019, so they remain very scarce.
  • Vintage MC plates were introduced in 1985 for classic motorcycles that are at least 30 years old. These plates were made by Western Tools using number range 1001-1199. The initial inventory of 200 plates took 27 years to issue until stocks were finally exhausted in 2012. That year, a new, fully-embossed, black on white Waldale-made plate appeared in number range 1200-1499. Over 250 (or about 80% of those made) of these plates were issued in just 6 years, with the high observation reaching mid-1400 series in 2018. These plates have always measured 5x8" but perhaps this will change. Watch this space for updates.
  • After more than 70 years of issuance, Tractor (TR) plates were abolished as of 3-1-19. Most registrants went plate-less after this point due to revised vehicle classifications -- Infrastructure and Agricultural Equipment require no plates.

 

© updated 6-6-19

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