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 2,762 members from 50 states and 19 countries.
Our annual international conventions are typically attended by nearly 500 collectors.
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- 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.
- Every year, members choose the Best Plate of the Year.
- See the current list of ALPCA Officers.
2015 Hall of Fame inductees announced
Alberta wins 2014 Best Plate of the Year
ALPCA's Best Plate of 2014 goes to Alberta!
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!
The upcoming ALPCA International Conventions will be:
- Fort Wayne, IN - July 20 to 23, 2016
- Ontario, CA, US - June 28 to July 1, 2017
- Valley Forge, PA - July 11 to 14, 2018
Upcoming MeetsUpcoming regional plate meets (next 60 days):
• Oct 17 - Grimsby, ON
• Oct 17 - Joliet, IL
• Oct 17 - Marietta, GA
• Oct 17 - Ontario, CA
• Oct 17 - Sandy, UT
• Oct 18 - Elyria, OH
• Oct 24 - Lebanon, IN
• Nov 1 - Leominister, MA
• Nov 7 - Elmwood Park, NJ
• Nov 7 - Myrtle Beach, SC
• Nov 14 - Casa Grande, AZ
• Nov 14 - East Palatka, FL
• Dec 5 - Danville, CA