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pre-WW2 Polish Military Motorcycle License Plate


1937-1939, Steel

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The plate is made of steel, in the form of a rectangular arch, the upper edges are rounded. Double-sided board, painted black with white identification numbers.

Identification number (W 24-855) painted with white paint on both sides, visible red producer stamp in the center. The plate was used on motorcycles of the Polish Army from 1937 to 1939. A rare unique item. Condition as in the pictures. Registration plates with letter W were only used on military vehicles. 

In 1937, an ordinance of the Minister of Communication and Minister of the Interior and Military was announced on the change of License plates for all motor vehicles, including the army, the front motorcycle plates were reduced and it was given the format shown in the picture. In the literature and period photos of units equipped with military motorcycles, we can see that the letter W occurs everywhere and defines the allocation of the table for the Military Resources of the Polish Army. Thus, it is assigned only to the Military Formations of the Republic of Poland.

Marking and combination of numbers on the license plate is assigned to specific voivodship areas, the plate being sold belongs to the Białostocki district.

 Very scarce items used on Polish Military motorcycles.