January 19, 2016
Perhaps someone can help to identify these plates.
The first one I’ve obtained through a friend who got it in a plate shop in Morocco. The letters are stickers and the numbers are embossed. What could it be ?
The second one was found on ebay. Unfortunately I did not win the auction. What might it be ?
January 19, 2013
To see a car from Senegal, in Britain, in about 1950, would have been a big slice of luck. Here is John Pemberton’s sighting, on an Austin A40 Devon car – unusual to find in a French territory.
Can Francoplaque help to explain why the plate is ‘dark on light’, perhaps, as we think all were white on black then?
Note that it carries the light-alloy ‘F’ ‘oval’ which was so common in early times. As Senegal was not independent until 1960, this car could have carried an ‘AOF’ oval, is it was part of Afrique Occidentale Francai
- A 1949 Austin Devon from Senegal, French West Africa.
- 7081 1.A (1=Dakar)
Odd French diplomatic, 1940s-50s.
This early VW also carries the alloy ‘F’ sign, because its plate is from the pre-1956 independence, French Moroccan series – 1356 MA 15.
And concluding this foray into interesting French series, John captured a CD of an unknown type to me, carried on a rare Austin A40 Sports, made predominantly for the USA.
(Or is the car carrying the wrong international oval??)
Francoplaque! M’aider, m’aider!