A Bicentennial Pennsylvania License Plate Found in the Hoard


Several months ago, when John was cleaning out the “bunker” hoard (now torn down addition), he came across an old PA Bicentennial license plate. He showed it to me and said I should take a photo of it and put it on the blog. Finally, I got around to it today.

When the house is finished, John plans on hanging it in the garage. He has a few vintage license plates from the 1930s so the bicentennial tag will be a nice addition.

Just for the heck of it, I wanted to see how much people are selling the same plate for on eBay. In one cursory look, I saw one going for $10 and another for $19.95. I don’t shop on eBay but once in awhile I’ll check prices on old or vintages pieces. I noticed other tags from the 1930s are going for $100 to $150.

In 1976, I was 8 years old, and I remember going to a Bicentennial parade in the town we lived in–in North Jersey (not far from NYC). I also remember going into the bank on Main Street, where my father got me a Bicentennial Morgan Dollar. I don’t know what happened to it, though.

I also remember standing on the beach in Sandy Hook, NJ (within sight of the Manhattan skyline) and seeing some of the Op Sail ships anchored.

I was also in a school play based on the nations birthday, everyone wore red, white and blue, and waved a flag in their hand. I actually got stage fright. Needless to say, it was my first and last play.

What do you remember?



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