Corb Moister #919
F. Corbin Moister Jr. was born in 1950 and joined ALPCA in August of
1968. He began collecting in 1957 while still in the third grade. An
article in the Saturday Evening Post about Philip Hatch (ALPCA member
#7) got his interest. He convinced his parents to take him to meet Phil.
There he saw plates hanging from every nook and cranny of Phil's barn
and from that day on Corb was hooked with this collecting mania we call
license plates. Phil gave him a card about ALPCA but it took nine years
to join our fraternity.
Raised in Vermont and educated at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania Corb
has wandered all over North America in search of plates. His initial
goal to complete state runs from every U.S. state and Canadian
province/territory has exploded into one of the most complete North
American collections ever assembled. While not a motorcycle plate
collector Corb assembled a complete 1950 birth year run of cycle tags.
Birth year runs are a great collecting ideal but when you start them
fifty years later the challenge is daunting.
Corb has been a presence at regional meets, national conventions and
plate auctions everywhere. He once said of ebay that it was like going
to a plate meet every day of the week. That is devotion and when Corb
gets involved in a project you know it will be done right without
fanfare and with an eye toward financial responsibility.
Corb served as ALPCA Director from 1984-1989 and continues to offer
advice and guidance to collectors everywhere. In his initial campaign
promotion in 1984 Corb wrote, "ALPCA contributes a great deal to
every member's enjoyment of the hobby of license plate collecting."
In April 1995 Corb wrote part II of the history of Vermont passenger
plates covering 1910 to the present for the ALPCA newsletter. In his
quiet unassuming way Corb has made a difference in the lives of numerous
collectors new and old through his knowledge, tenacity and willingness
to offer guidance.
Corb pursued a career in banking operations and more recently has been a
volunteer to numerous charitable and historical trust organizations in
Vermont. A resident of Norwich Vermont he continues to pursue the best
examples of plates he can find. For his outstanding dedication to ALPCA
the Hall of Fame is privileged to welcome F. Corbin Moister Jr. to its
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