Welcome to ALPCA!
Since 1954, our organization has been dedicated to the promotion of license plate collecting and research, the exchange of information and plates, and the fraternal benefits of sharing a common interest with others throughout the world.
We are the largest license plate collectors organization in the world. ALPCA currently has 2,801 members from 50 states and 19 countries.
Our annual international conventions are typically attended by nearly 500 collectors.
- Every year, members vote on the Best Plate of the Year.
- Members can read 50+ years of our publications, including PLATES Magazine.
- The ALPCA Hall of Fame.
- Our FAQ includes tips for beginners, grading guidelines, cleaning advice, and other popular topics.
- For members, the official ALPCA mailing lists: for discussion and announcements.
- Members also have access to our Archives, including a sneak preview of the new Archives 2.0.
- ALPCA also publishes a Guide to Confusing and Misleading License Plates, to help identify fake and other plates in the wild.
2016 Hall of Fame inductee announced
Alaska wins 2015 Best Plate of the Year
ALPCA's Best Plate of 2015 goes to Alaska's revival of the bear plate!
Newsletter and Magazine library now available
Members can now read over 50 years of our historic newsletters -- and as of the August 2014 issue, our entire magazine!
Upcoming ALPCA International Conventions (members only):
- Ontario, CA, US - June 28 to July 1, 2017
- Valley Forge, PA - July 11 to 14, 2018
- Knoxville, TN - June 26 to 29, 2019