Heritage plates come from our Australian motoring history, with-holding significant value & seen today as a status symbol. Each character is manually embossed into a heavy gauge steel plate, etched and coated with rich black and white vitreous enamel. The heritage plates are then oven-baked to create a high gloss and durable finish. Because Heritage plates are handcrafted, each plate differs slightly contributing to its unique nature. Heritage plates are presented in a crafted wooden box, along with a Certificate of Authenticity. Victoria’s first number plates (1 – 285,000) were issued between 1932 and 1939. Pictured below are a set of valuable 3 digit Victorian heritage plates still in original box with certificates of authenticity.