Thames Conservancy licence plate – 1947


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Product Description

Rare enamelled Thames hire fleet licence plate. For the years 1947, 48, 49 and 50 the licence plate changed colour each year – red, blue, green and orange respectively. These final editions are much harder to find, especially the green and orange ones for some reason.

As the number of river users grew and costs rose, enamelling eventually gave way and in 1951 licences became paper encased in a brittle laminated plastic.