Different states permit people to register their vintage car tags on certain vintage cars provided that the plate corresponds to the year the car was produced. If a person owns a vintage car that dates back to the early 1900s they may be able to mount a porcelain license plate on their vehicle.
The early Vintage West Virginia License Plates are special because they are made from bright, glossy porcelain. This reflects how much society valued an item that contemporary society views as mundane. Making tags out of porcelain would not be cost effective today since there are significantly many more vehicles on the road.
Vintage West Virginia license plates are few in number dating back to this period and the price reflects this value.