Michigan License Plate Collectors’ Association

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Founded in 1969, MLPCA is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to the license plate collecting hobby. Our members research, collect, display, photograph, buy, sell, trade, and talk Michigan license plates.

MLPCA Newsletter

We meet twice each year for license plate swap meets. Our bimonthly newsletter includes articles on historical Michigan license plates, photos from our members’ collections, and exclusive buy-sell-trade opportunities not advertised to the general public.

Our Michigan license plate gallery is always growing, and is a fun way to start learning about Michigan license plates.

If you like what you see, why not join us?

Fall Meet • September 19, 2021

Knights of Columbus Hall
690 Maynard Road
Portland, Michigan

The event begins at 9 a.m. sharp. Free doughnuts, coffee, hot dogs and soft drinks available. Award categories are Michigan Display, General Display, Junior Display, Favorite Plate, Ladies’ Choice and Long Distance. Donation auction will be held. Admission is $5.00 and tables are $5.00. Everybody’s welcome to browse and buy; MLPCA membership is required to sell or to compete for awards. For more information, contact your host, Bill Christian, at (616) 389-5062 or billxn3@yahoo.com.


The closest hotel is the American Heritage Inn, located on Grand River Avenue just north of I-96 (Exit 77). Phone (517) 647-2200. More options are available in Ionia, ten miles west.

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Souvenir Plates

The 2021 edition MLPCA souvenir plate commemorates the quasquicentennial of the American automobile industry. Featured prominently is the 1959 Corvette, an iconic vehicle from the midpoint of this 125-year period.

The deadline to order is July 1, 2021. If you're attending the fall meet, you can pick up your plate there.

Shipping is also available for those unable to attend the meet. Mailed out plates will be delivered in late September following the meet.

Although the deadline to order has passed, another batch may be produced if sufficient interest exists. Contact John Northup for info.

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Membership dues are $20 per year, on a calendar year basis. New members joining after July 31 may join at half the annual rate.

Benefits of Membership

All members agree to the MLPCA By-Laws as a condition of membership.

Questions? Feel free to contact MLPCA Secretary Howard Cutler at secretary@mlpca.org.

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Annual dues are $20.

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