Vintage license plates have become quite a collector's item, especially when seen on a beautifully restored vintage car. The 1956 gold-on-blue color scheme seems to be one of the most nostalgic of all vintage Oregon license plates because of its genuinely dated, embossed '56 in the upper right corner.
Oregon is one of the only states that allowed some plates to remain valid for years, wisely saving on costs and materials. During WWII, only windshield stickers were issued provided your 1942 plate was valid. From 1960 to 1964, the "Pacific Wonderland" plates were introduced, being the only Oregon plate to use a slogan. Collecting vintage Oregon license plates can be a challenging process whether you're looking for a specific year, or completing a State collection.