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 2,684 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.
Arizona wins 2016 Best Plate of the Year
2016 Hall of Fame inductee announced
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
Upcoming MeetsUpcoming plate meets (next 60 days):
• Apr 29 - Chesterfield, VA
• Apr 29 - Joliet, IL
• Apr 29 - Sylmar, CA
• May 6 - Butte, MT
• May 6 - Greensboro, NC
• May 6 - Monument, CO
• May 13 - Santa Rosa, CA
• May 20 - Tucson, AZ
• Jun 2-3 - Cullman, AL
• Jun 3 - Trexlertown, PA
• Jun 10 - Brattleboro, VT