Prestate Plates
1903 - 1908
The registration number was assigned, and then the car owner was responsible for making their own plates.
Some plates were made by using kits or by manufacturing companies, so there are a few common types.
Others were made by hand.
ISSUED 1903approx 1 - 5000
Plate #1 was issued on March 23, 1903.
For detailed information, see this page on Eric Tanner's web site.

Drew Steitz
New Jersey License Plate 1903

Eric Anderson
New Jersey License Plate 1903

Craig O'Brien
New Jersey License Plate 1903

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New Jersey License Plate 1903

Dave Sampugnaro
New Jersey License Plate 1903
New Jersey License Plate 1903


New Jersey License Plate 1903

John Anshant
With matching 1908 issue.
New Jersey License Plate 1903

693
New Jersey License Plate 1903


New Jersey License Plate 1903

Ed B.
New Jersey License Plate 1903


New Jersey License Plate 1903


New Jersey License Plate 1903

Joe Casey
New Jersey License Plate 1903

Leib BrothersOne with 3" numbers
One with 4" numbers

New Jersey License Plate 1903
New Jersey License Plate 1903


New Jersey License Plate 1903


The plates with the oval seals have been validated through 1908.
More detail on the seals can be found below.
ISSUED 1904approx 5000 - 10500

693
New Jersey License Plate 1904


New Jersey License Plate 1904


New Jersey License Plate 1904

693
With matching 1909 issue.
New Jersey License Plate 1904

Leib Brothers
New Jersey License Plate 1904
New Jersey License Plate 1904


New Jersey License Plate 1904


New Jersey License Plate 1904

693
New Jersey License Plate 1904


New Jersey License Plate 1904

693
New Jersey License Plate 1904

Ed B.
New Jersey License Plate 1904


New Jersey License Plate 1904

ISSUED 1905approx 10500 - 17500

Gary Fox
New Jersey License Plate 1905

Chris Paulsen
New Jersey License Plate 1905


New Jersey License Plate 1905


New Jersey License Plate 1905

Ed B.
New Jersey License Plate 1905


New Jersey License Plate 1905


New Jersey License Plate 1905


New Jersey License Plate 1905

Leib Brothers
New Jersey License Plate 1905


New Jersey License Plate 1905


New Jersey License Plate 1905

Ed B.
New Jersey License Plate 1905

John Willard
New Jersey License Plate 1905


New Jersey License Plate 1905


With matching 1908 issue
New Jersey License Plate 1905

ISSUED 1906approx 17500 - 30500


New Jersey License Plate 1906


New Jersey License Plate 1906


New Jersey License Plate 1906

Lieb Brothers
New Jersey License Plate 1906


New Jersey License Plate 1906


New Jersey License Plate 1906

693
New Jersey License Plate 1906

David Sampugnaro
New Jersey License Plate 1906


New Jersey License Plate 1906

Ed B.
New Jersey License Plate 1906


New Jersey License Plate 1906


New Jersey License Plate 1906

693
New Jersey License Plate 1906


New Jersey License Plate 1906

ISSUED 1907approx 30500 -


New Jersey License Plate 1907


New Jersey License Plate 1907

Ed B.
New Jersey License Plate 1907


New Jersey License Plate 1907


New Jersey License Plate 1907

Bruce Zarillo
New Jersey License Plate 1907

VALIDATED TO 1908
Metal oval seals were issued to all prestate plates for 1908 expirations.
The seals have an expiration date stamped on them - the possible dates are:
JUL 1, AUG 1, SEP 1, OCT 1, NOV 1, DEC 1, DEC 31

EXPIRES JUL 1, 1908

New Jersey License Plate 1908

EXPIRES JUL 1, 1908693

New Jersey License Plate 1908

EXPIRES JUL 1, 1908

New Jersey License Plate 1908

EXPIRES AUG 1, 1908

New Jersey License Plate 1908

EXPIRES SEP 1, 1908

New Jersey License Plate 1908

EXPIRES DEC 1, 1908

New Jersey License Plate 1908

EXPIRES DEC 31, 1908

New Jersey License Plate 1908