FAKE / REPRODUCTION WINDSHIELD STICKERS These are a few stickers with different fonts or other earmarks that identify them as fake.
Some are blatantly obvious, but others are really hard to identify.
REPRO STICKERS
These early stickers are mainly produced for use on classic cars.
That's 'cause an old car looks waaaay cooler with a crappy fake sticker on the windshield.  Right ? Right ?

Most of the pictures below are from eBay ... being sold to adorn classic cars all over Jew Jersey.
Trouble is, they're not even close.

I didn't even want to make the effort to straighten the photos... ack !!

1956

1957

1958

1959

1960

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

1970

1971

1973

1975


The ones below I have taken on car windshields at car shows where classic car owners proudly display them. Ouch.
Notice the serial numbers ... they're all made by the same guy (RH).

1939

1956

1960

1962

1967

1968

MODERN - IN USE
These modern stickers are produced in order to avoid inspections.
They are either completely fake stickers, or real stickers that have somehow been changed by the owners to misrepresent the expiration date.
Some are quite interesting... I show some actual stickers here for comparison purposes.

2002 FAKE

A REAL 2002 STICKER

2003 ALTERED
Somebody added a new
month number

2005 ALTERED
"2" added to month 1

2005 "TRAIN WRECK"
Good Lord.
This was actually on a car.

2006 FAKE

A REAL 2006 STICKER

2006 FAKE

2008 FAKE

A REAL 2008 STICKER

2010 FAKE

2013 Real sticker but
no month number

Frank Kan

2016 FAKE Wrong color!
Steve Bier

A REAL 2016 STICKER

2018 FAKE

A REAL 2018 STICKER

2018 FAKEJoe Pugliese


I have been looking at cars for sale on craigslist recently ... it's a good source to grab pictures of windshield stickers.
I've also found some pictures (well, a lot really) of fake stickers there as well.

2016 FAKEcraigslist

2017 FAKEcraigslist

2017 FAKEcraigslist

2017 ALTEREDcraigslist
Transplanted & fake month #

2018 FAKEcraigslist

2018 FAKEcraigslist

2018 FAKEcraigslist

2018 FAKEcraigslist

2019 FAKEcraigslist