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1943 Windshield Stickers 

The severe metal shortages of World War II necessitated substituting a small paper windshield sticker in place of metal license plates in 1943. By 1944 the shortages had eased enough to allow the use of a single metal plate, but not the two metal plates that had been in use before the war. Only trailers and motorcycles, which typically did not have windshields, received metal plates in 1943. Similar stickers were used during part of 1951.

The NMTHP needs additional examples of 1943 windshield stickers for Passenger Cars, Trucks, and all other types of vehicles. If you have any you would like to donate or sell to the NMTHP, please Contact us!
 
         
    
 
Photo credit:  1943 Sample windshield sticker courtesy Matt Thompson.  All others by Bill Johnston.
 
 
 
Alice Sharp of Portales appeared in the 1943 Eastern New Mexico College (now ENMU)
yearbook, the Silver Pack, leaning against an automobile bearing both its 1942 plate and the
corresponding 1943 sticker.
Author’s collection.
 
  
  
 

 

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