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Poppicat
05-27-2017, 01:57 PM
I have a license plate frame I believe is from the early 50s. The frame came with a local San Francisco 55 Studebaker that I had several years ago. Can anybody confirm if this is a factory or dealer item? And what kind of price should I ask for this?

6445564456 thanks, Nick

rockne10
05-27-2017, 03:40 PM
I would suspect it's a 1953 item, since the factory stopped using the tri-star that year. Probably available to dealers, who might have mounted them on any later year.

ddub
05-27-2017, 03:45 PM
I had one of those for a while. Sold it easily on ebay but don't know the price any more. Put it on ebay and it will sell at market price.

53k
05-27-2017, 04:20 PM
I have a license plate frame I believe is from the early 50s. The frame came with a local San Francisco 55 Studebaker that I had several years ago. Can anybody confirm if this is a factory or dealer item? And what kind of price should I ask for this?

6445564456 thanks, Nick
That is called a Strato-Styled license plate frame. It is shown in the 1953 Accessories book and in John Bridges book. The original selling price was $5.95. I bought a NOS one a number of years ago and paid $100 for it. If yours is mint, you should be able to do very well on eBay.

Skip Lackie
05-27-2017, 05:52 PM
Given that 1953 US plates were of various sizes, if you decide to sell it, make sure you describe its dimensions. It will not fit all state's plates.

studegary
05-27-2017, 05:57 PM
It should be mentioned that the 1953 license plate frame (as ID'd by Paul) came with a "...clear plastic window..."

fpstude
05-27-2017, 05:58 PM
Please let us know if you list it.

Poppicat
05-28-2017, 02:00 PM
I will post here also if I list it on eBay. It's in very nice shape, should clean up very well. I may even have the plastic that came with it. Thank you for all the info!

Poppicat
05-28-2017, 09:03 PM
I've just listed the "Strato-Styled" license plate frame. Nick

http://www.ebay.com/itm/292132897094?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649