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WA - WN = Wagin Municipal Council Dealer Plateblack on yellow enamel 1920-30's

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 10:45 PM

Wagin Municipal Council Dealer plate. The style suggests these plates date to the 1920 / 30's - denoted by the use of the thin letters and number.
A couple of these are known, but they are not common by any stretch...the later 1940's / 50's dealers are a little more common but this is earlier.


Condition... for a plate pushing 80 years old it is actually generally very nice. Has good gloss. I have never tried to clean or restore it... good project for someone. The issue is the rust damage to the bottom right corner. I would suggest prospective buyers ask for photos. Vin Tatti would be happy to repair it for a small fee... he quoted me last year when I obtained another but I have never got around to arranging it.... The damage is a rust hole right thru the plate - the corner is is still attached and could easily be fixed.

Plate came from a bottle collector who lived near Wagin and who had sourced a nice little group of plates from his scavenging...I was lucky enough to find he had moved close to me here in town a few years ago and was put onto him while trailing plates thru town after a find at a garage sale.

Jeffrey Corker, NPCC 733

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