The Automobile License Plate Collectors Association

March 27, 2021

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 2,800 members from 50 states and 19 countries.

Our annual international conventions are typically attended by nearly 500 collectors.

Our club is governed by our bylaws. We also have a strict reproduction policy.

PLATES Mailing

We are aware that some members are experiencing extended delays in receiving the December issue of PLATES. All issues were in the mail as of 7 December. That is about a week later than planned due to our printer having to unexpectedly shut down one of their production lines due to COIVD issues immediately following the Thanksgiving holiday. Additionally, as many have experienced over the past few months, the USPS is experiencing significant delivery delays that seem to be more prominent in certain parts of the country. The additional holiday related volume is exacerbating this problem. It is our hope that the USPS will work through this backlog and deliver the issues by January 4th. Therefore, we will wait until after January 4th before accepting and fulfilling replacement requests. Meanwhile, a PDF copy of the issue is available for members on our website. We thank you for your patience and understanding in these extraordinary times.


Covington 2021 moved to Aug 4-7

The date for the 2021 Convention in Covington, Kentucky has been moved to Aug 4 to 7, 2021.
See the FAQ and a message from the President.

ALPCA Best Plate of the Year for 2020

Voting for ALPCA’s Best Plate of 2020 is now closed – announcement soon!

2020 Hall of Fame inductees announced

The 2020 Hall of Fame inductees are Roy Rich and Jim Graves. Congratulations!

2020 Election Results

Results of 2020 ALPCA election are in! (member access only)

ALPCA Best Plate of the Year for 2019: Oregon

ALPCA’s Best Plate of 2019 is Oregon’s Smokey Bear plate!

More information here.


Upcoming ALPCA International Conventions (members only):