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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:31 pm 
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I haven't got a collection?

No I don't think they sell unless they're really good, Pimilico Plumbers have numbers like RAD 150N (RAD IS ON) and BOG, WC, stuff like that. I think names always are wanted like ROB 50N (ROBSON) Numbers like L33 MAN (LEEMAN) but obscure words IMO there's really no demand, if you were a plumber and P1 UMB was available yes but something like D23EMA (DREAMER) - No!

Novelty numbers like that will sell but must be cheap.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:31 pm 
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The thing is with Car Model, makes and even occupation numbers they are limited to how long you have them whereas your name or initials are for life. The return on your investment for say X5 JBB would not be comparable to say JB 55 because when the X5 model dies so does the interest in the number but JB 55 will increase in value.

So it's all down to are you buying a number for the novelty value or as an investment?

Where words have numbers like 2 and 3 to represent R + E 90% of the time people not only mis-space them but change the font to Comic Sans too, likewise changing a 2 to a Z.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:10 pm 
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word plates definitely can and do sell. often there is only one 'perfect' way to spell out that word on a UK reg ...


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:01 pm 
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What word plates have you seen & where?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:11 pm 
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K1 NGS springs to mind :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:12 pm 
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C1 GAR
BRA 1N


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:14 pm 
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There are lots more too ... Defin market for word plates. Names and initials are zzz!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:35 pm 
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When they are like the two examples you quoted there is a market and they are an investment but you cannot compare them to say T234 TED which you would say was TREATED that's a different story!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:59 pm 
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good idea. shame it doesn't exist and makes little sense!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:00 pm 
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just look at what ******* have as their own STOCK! T37 HER! 15k ... why should T24 DED (relevant to many more people) be any less?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:01 pm 
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So you've checked then Faz? :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:07 pm 
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the word is PROOFS (printing, maths, photos etc.) - may not be my best but it is certainly as good if not better than T37 HER!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:12 pm 
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I would say 99% of people looking at that number simply disregard the number and read it as P00FS, I think it's simply how the human mind works?


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I'm not going to debate the merits of an individual registration. I have 14 others. 5 or 6 are the best way to spell out a word. There is value in them, like it or not. thank you.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 5:27 pm 
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Here is an example, even a quick glance of the image below you don't even see the numbers 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:44 pm 
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JB, P20 OFS is only ONE of my word plates. Not that it was my original intention, but as "POOFS" is may even have a broader appeal! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:52 pm 
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I think not 8)


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 Post subject: Do Word Plates Sell?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:00 pm 
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What about T23 ATY and T24 DED? Both are better than T37 HER which is 15k. So using RT's valuation, I should get back 40k for those two alone. Not too shabby ...
(that's ignoring all my other plates, W3 DO, W3 VOW, LDN ones, F 7HAT etc.)


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 Post subject: Re: Do Word Plates Sell?
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Oh No Not This Ol'Chestnut!!!!

Faz because someones advertising a number for £5,000 it does NOT mean it's worth that, ANYONE can advertise ANY number for ANY amount. The reason it's still available in the market place shows no one is interested at that price. You are valuing your numbers by assumption and only you see the value in your numbers.

Regarding Treaty & Traded they may well resemble the words but no one would want em is the general feeling on here and every other forum you've been on........... If it represented the word TRADER maybe?????


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 Post subject: Re: Do Word Plates Sell?
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******* have come up with these prices! You can't question their track record JB.
There has been interest in traded FYI.


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 Post subject: Re: Do Word Plates Sell?
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If you wanted to sell your numbers through ******* they will advertise them at whatever you say, as you know if you told them £94,000 for F7 HAT that' what they'd mark it up for, that doesn't mean they reckon it's worth that.............

What is RT's track record?

Because you had some enquires about your number that doesn't mean Jack Schitt, there's no money on the table!


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 Post subject: Re: Do Word Plates Sell?
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deliberately being obtuse JB?

These are THEIR plates and THEIR prices! (How many times?!)


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 Post subject: Re: Do Word Plates Sell?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:21 pm 
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Depends what people are telling you repeatedly.
If it is factual (not merely an [ill-formed] opinion), then it is frustrating to be ignored, yes!


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fazfram wrote:
deliberately being obtuse JB? These are THEIR plates and THEIR prices! (How many times?!)
Nothing on RT's page to say it's their own number?


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 Post subject: Re: Do Word Plates Sell?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:19 pm 
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They're charging tax on it, they've put a 20% discount on it and it was advertised in the Sunday times. You can be pretty confident that it's one of theirs. Even looky said so (not sure how he knows though)


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