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 2,711 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:
- Rogers, AR - July 15 to 18, 2015
- Fort Wayne, IN - July 20 to 23, 2016
- Ontario, CA, US - June 28 to July 1, 2017
Upcoming MeetsUpcoming regional plate meets (next 60 days):
• Aug 8 - West Bath, ME
• Aug 15 - Mount Airy, MD
• Aug 15 - Signal Hill, CA
• Aug 15 - Wauconda, IL
• Sep 4-5 - Golden, CO
• Sep 12 - Wappingers Falls, NY
• Sep 18-19 - Cleveland, TN
• Sep 19 - Bayfield, NB
• Sep 19 - Bridgeport, WV
• Sep 19 - Milwaukee, WI
• Sep 26 - Oakland, CA
• Sep 26 - Phoenix, AZ