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2010 South Australian Numeric Plates Auction

Adelaide Convention Centre - Hall F
Sunday 2nd May 1.30pm

Invest in a rare piece of history when 40 South Australian Numeric number plates go up for auction at the 2010 South Australian Numeric Plates Auction.

Numeric plates include South Australia's original number plates issued from 1906 to 1966 from the number 1 - 599 999 and the additional series 600 000 - 999 999.
http://www.dtei.sa.gov.au/ezyplates/Plate_styles/numeric_number_plates

Catalogue attached below.





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Just wondering who here from AE is going to the Auction this Sunday?
Bit of a mixed bag of plates with a couple of average-decent plates up for grabs.


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2010 South Australian Numeric Plates Auction

Adelaide Convention Centre - Hall F
Sunday 2nd May 1.30pm

Invest in a rare piece of history when 40 South Australian Numeric number plates go up for auction at the 2010 South Australian Numeric Plates Auction.



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Just wondering who here from AE is going to the Auction this Sunday?
Bit of a mixed bag of plates with a couple of average-decent plates up for grabs.


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2010 South Australian Numeric Plates Auction

Adelaide Convention Centre - Hall F
Sunday 2nd May 1.30pm

Invest in a rare piece of history when 40 South Australian Numeric number plates go up for auction at the 2010 South Australian Numeric Plates Auction.


I will be there  :thumbsup:



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Just wondering who here from AE is going to the Auction this Sunday?
Bit of a mixed bag of plates with a couple of average-decent plates up for grabs.

I was planning on checking it out. I'll keep an eye out for you.



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Auction catalogue previously attached to "SA Plates chat thread" for those too lazy to hunt the DTEI or EC sites.

http://www.dtei.sa.gov.au/ezyplates/Plate_styles/numeric_number_plates

Catalogue attached below.



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Results:

949        10,200    SOLD
925        15,800    SOLD
6420       4,900    PASSED IN
5885       8,200    SOLD
99-911     7,400    SOLD
98-765     5,200    SOLD
989-989    4,200    SOLD
838-838    5,000    SOLD
666-999    5,400    SOLD
633-007    3,700    SOLD
804        12,800    SOLD
779        11,200    SOLD
5557       5,500    SOLD
4747       7,000    SOLD
88-999     5,800    SOLD
66-999     4,400    SOLD
555-333    4,300    SOLD
440-727    7,000    SOLD
768        10,000    SOLD
693        12,600    SOLD
4156        5,300    SOLD
3553       8,400    SOLD
35-605     3,600    SOLD
33-888     5,600    SOLD
222-111    5,200    SOLD
188-487    3,300    SOLD
681        11,200    SOLD
579        11,600    SOLD
2121       7,600    SOLD
1884       5,800    SOLD
25-252     3,800    SOLD
20-310     3,900    SOLD
111-888    5,800    SOLD
100-888    5,600    SOLD
18-155     3,800    SOLD
13-232     4,200    SOLD
1475       7,400    SOLD
1424        6,000    SOLD
557        12,000    SOLD
451        13,600    SOLD



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A very, very good result for the government.
The plate that shocked shit out of me was "440 727" sold for $7,000 :eek: 2 bidders & out of control......obviously Chrysler nuts :rolleyes:
Some of the 4 digits went for a lot more than I expected but for me, the bargain of the auction was "557" for $12,000........very good buy for who ever got it :thumbsup:



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Market Report

2010 SA Gov’t historic plate auction

I’ve done a post auction review, I didn’t attend as I was in Sydney but had a detailed report from someone who was there; and here is my take on the afternoon.

Three digit plates comparatively remain the best investment, and here is why.

So, why go to $8400 on historic plate 3553, yes, a nice numeral combination, when for a few thousand more you could secure 768 for $10 000. 440-727 was only three grand less than 949; yes it will look great on a vintage Mopar but I believe this three digit will be $20k long before that plate doubles in value to $14000.


Again, I reiterate that there are 900 000 six digits, 9000 four digit’s potentially available yet only 900 three digits.

So, I think the three digits were undervalued and those fours at anything above $5500 were overpriced compared to the prices the lower three digit’s sold at.

In terms of the numbers themselves the following plates were in my opinion the “best” offered:

681: I love plates with “1” as they are neat and 6’s and 8’s are Cantonese lucky numbers so this was my favourite plate of the day.

Another favourite: 557 and 5557- a nice pair if they were bought as such

768: a $10 grand three digit and the cheapest 3 digit of the day

949: $10 200 and the “neatest” 3-dig offered- probably the best buy of the day

All the rest of the three digits- just look to VIC and NSW to see what the 3-dig's have done there growth wise

Two bidders clearly wanted 925 to take it to $15 800; this is a nice three digit number but nothing numerically remarkable and certainly not $5k more than, for example a number I preferred, 949 at $10 200.

666-999: I’m not about to explain it if you don’t know why

222-111 and 111-888

555-333 and 3553: if bought as a pair they were a nice set, but too much extra was paid for the four digit to have represented value compared to the three digits.

99-911: as an all pervading rule I don’t favour five digit plates (except of course the premium investment grade five digit plates with recurring numbers  such as 11-111 or something like 10-000 etc) as the mandatory dash unbalances the plate visually. Having said this Porsche plates are always demanded especially anything “911”.

There’s and old auction adage, the first lots always retrospectively are the “bargains” as human nature has people waiting to see what tone is set early for the rest of the auction, letting the first lots go relatively uncontested......fortune favours the bold, and the early bidders usually always get a bargain. Refer plate 949 above.

Remember, in 2009 the nice number 802 was the first lot sold and was the cheapest three digit on the day at $10 800. Conversely, the final lots usually go higher as people fear missing out on making a purchase.

There seemed to be a couple of “requested” numbers such as 188-487 that someone must have wanted and these comparatively unremarkable but nice all the same plates were well bought thus.

Once up my site will have a much more thorough grading system, which I have written based on sales and experience.....stay tuned.

But here is my take on today.


In general, now with three public government plate auctions held over a three year period, and importantly with no 10% transfer fees payable at these sales, one can conclude the open market is paying the following:

NOTE: special, low, sequential, repeating, even and model specific historic plates should be thought of as a special market and are excluded from this “generalised” list:

$10 000 and up for three digits. No real movement here and an investment grade opportunity IMHO. These will be looked upon as well bought in the future.

$5000-8500 for four digits. I think these have moved up slightly but with 9 000 potential plates there may have been some over bidding- the old supply versus demand nexus- people on the day not wanting to go home empty handed.

$4000-7000 for five digits. Again, I think there has been some over bidding given there are 90 000 potential plates available, but in a pure market economy the price has been set on the day and folks have spoken with their chequebooks. Again, the three digit numbers look very attractive comparatively.

$3000- 6000 for six-digits. I think 440-727 was an anomaly so this is the range for these – bearing in mind there are 900 000 possible plates available here!

One plate was passed in – plate 6240 at $4900- a relatively unremarkable number but this shows the Government do set reserves. The plate should have been re-offered at the auction’s end where it likely would have made another hundred more which probably was its reserve.

Cheers
Stewart.
historicplates.com.au




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