November 2009 - Nationla Numbers Articles Nationla Numbers Articles
Nationla Numbers: A car number plate dealer, recognised reseller by the DVLA
Office Hours : 9am - 7pm Mon to Fri. 9.30am - 7pm Sat. 10am - 7pm Sun
Call us on

Nationla Numbers Articles

Clever scheme to protect number plate theft in Oxfordshire

November 30, 2009
Posted in Number Plate News — Written by Helen

For those living in Witney and West Oxfordshire, you have been encouraged to take up the opportunity to protect your number plate for free.

This remarkable offer has been made to residents by the West Oxfordshire Safer Communities Partnership in conjunction with local garage, KJ’s Motor Car Engineers. This scheme has been started to ward against the theft of personalised number plates in the area.

The scheme revolves around how the registration plate is attached to the car, without the use of the usual screws that can be tampered with. Instead, tamper-proof screws attach the plate to the car. These screws are extremely difficult to undo and will provide that extra level of protection and peace of mind for car owners.

This local scheme is expected to run until the end of December and more than 500 tamper-proof screws are currently available. If you live in the local area you can get these screws for free just by visiting the premises of KJ’s Motor Car Engineers.

Local officer, PC Phil Marstin has backed the offer and he said:

“I think it is the worry that people are mainly concerned about when their number plates are stolen, they think I’m going to get fined or how do I prove it’s not me if another car is using the plate.”

Bid on rare and unique private number plates at the DVLA auction

November 29, 2009
Posted in Auctions — Written by William

With the DVLA auction to be held over three days this week, we thought it would be good to look at a selection of the collectible 1,500 number plate lots available.

You can browse the offerings by accessing the auction catalogue from the DVLA website. You can take a look at the lots to be auctioned off on any particular day.

Some of the more interesting plates we found include; I2 PAC, 88 OY, 6 O, AI COP, 93 ASH, 6 PGA, PER IIL and 96 PC.

So, why not attend the auction on one of the three days (2nd, 3rd, 4th December 2009) at Tankersley Manor in Barnsley. The experience is always enjoyable and friendly and you will have the opportunity to bid on some highly distinctive car registrations.

Remember, if you really can’t make it to the auction in person, don’t let that make you miss out on the number plate you desire. There are free telephone, internet and absent bidding facilities to take advantage of on the day. There are also reputable online number plate suppliers offering services to place a bid on your behalf.

If you do bid on any car registration at the auction, we wish you the best of luck!

The next DVLA auction has now arrived

November 28, 2009
Posted in Auctions — Written by Daniel

As we explained in the last article, DVLA auctions are always a success, with many number plates being sold at the auction. It is now time for the next DVLA auction, which will be held at Tankersley Manor, Barnsley in South Yorkshire on 2nd, 3rd, 4th December 2009.

If you can get to the auction next Wednesday through Friday then it is certainly a top event to be part of. This auction is just one of six auctions held by the DVLA each year at various locations throughout Great Britain. If you live within ease of access from Barnsley and want to be a part of it, then you should seriously consider going. You can get yourself your ideal new private plate, or buy a new registration as the perfect Christmas gift for your loved one by getting yourself down to the auction.

There will be 1,500 lots at the auction in South Yorkshire next week. So, take a look yourself at the auction catalogue of number plates on offer. This catalogue can be accessed from the DVLA website and you can browse on what day particular registrations will be auctioned over the three days.

If you do decide to go, all the best on securing your brand new collectible and personalised number plate.

The last DVLA auction proved a great success

November 27, 2009
Posted in Auctions — Written by Daniel

The last DVLA auction in Worcestershire proved to be a success for everyone concerned, with high demand for personalised number plates going into the thousands. However, there were also many bargains to be had where you could pick up a car registration for just a few hundred pounds. The next DVLA auction of number plates is now upon us with the auction due to be held next week. Well, what is in store for the keen bidders out there? You will have to read ahead and the next article to find out.

The last DVLA auction was held back in October at the Dormy House Hotel in Broadway, Worcestershire. Number plates such as 1 FRJ and REH 44N went for lb10,000 each while 5 O went for a whopping lb71,000. Most of the number plates in the auction received bids and were sold over the three days and there is expected to be an even higher demand this time around.

There were 1,598 lot numbers in the auction, so it is wise to read ahead and find when the lot you are interested in is likely to be open for bids. In the next article we will be looking at next week’s auction in more detail.

How to use the search function on a number plate website

November 26, 2009
Posted in Number Plates — Written by Helen

Online websites have the best array of number plates available anywhere. And, it’s so easy to choose a plate using one of these websites that they are now the tool of choice for any number plate hunter.

It used to be quite difficult to find a good personalised number plate due to the reams of hard copy letter and number combinations you had to trawl through to find what you were looking for. Most plates were listed with their prefix letter first and then you had to look through the many hundreds of plates available to find the right one. And, more often than not, this plate did not have a price attached and you had to make further enquires before you knew how much it was worth.

With the advent of the internet, searching for a number plate has now become really easy. All you have to do on most sites is enter any letter or number combination, a favourite name or other relevant details and most website will come back with best match suggestions for the combinations you entered. And, some also have a price attached so you can quickly see if they are out of your price bracket.

DVLA looking to make lb80m from sales of new 10 private plates

November 25, 2009
Posted in DVLA News — Written by Daniel

The DVLA are expecting to make around lb80 million next year from sales of their new private number plates containing ‘10’.

The confidence of the Swansea-based vehicle authority is backed up by the high demand show in these personalised plates so far. These 10 (and 60) number plates to mark the year 2010 will go on sale from next week.

Many car registration plates will be auctioned by the DVLA and you can get hold of one of these hot new plates at the auction, while some will also be available for purchase online.

A spokesperson for the DVLA has admitted:

“There is more interest in the 10 series. We’ve had hundreds of inquiries already so the market is going to be very strong.”

If you want to be one of the select few who manage to purchase one of these exclusive private plates then you need to be ready on 1st December.

DVLA Personalised Registrations’ Marketing Manager Damien Lawson expects the plates to create market demand for a whole new range of new letter and number combinations when he said:

“The new 10 series, which identify vehicles registered from March 1, 2010, will open up a whole new avenue of private plates and will go on sale on Tuesday, December 1.”

DVLA set to make 2009 a record year

November 24, 2009
Posted in DVLA News — Written by William

The DVLA are gearing up for their last auction of the year, and it looks like it’s going to be a little cracker.

Bucking current trends due to the economic climate, the DVLA announced that this year’s monthly sales are up on those of 2008. Massive interest has already been shown for the 10 series number plates- which are due to go on sale on the 1st December- and these are sure to add to the agency’s growing success.

The 3 day auction starts on the 2nd December, and comes at the perfect time, as a recent survey has shown that 1 in 5 personalised number plates are bought as gifts for friends and family.

The auction will feature 1,500 number plates, which would make the perfect Christmas present for any motorist.

Marketing manager for DVLA Personalised Registrations, Damian Lawson, said:

“With monthly year-on-year sales already up and the public’s desire to provide truly personal presents, we really are extremely optimistic we are able to raise the bar yet again in terms of sales for December.
“There is undoubtedly a sway by members of the public willing to go that extra step to provide a unique gift, one that is truly a gift for life, which is exactly what a personalised registration is.”

So you never know, you might be waking up to your very own personalised number plates this Christmas day.

lb50 reward offered for information on number plate thefts

November 23, 2009
Posted in Number Plate News — Written by Shelly

Police have been left baffled by a series of number plate thefts in the Stamford area, and offering a lb50 reward to any information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the culprits.

Front and back number plates have been stolen from cars in the area- some may even have been taken in broad daylight. However, police have said that they are taking the thefts very seriously, and are determined to catch those responsible.

Stamford Police Inspector Gary Stewart confirmed:

“These two incidents make it six thefts of registration plates in the last week in the area.

“Although some may view this as a very low-level crime it is extremely frustrating for the owners of the cars and they do have to pay for them to be replaced.

“We want to nip this in the bud as soon as possible.

“We want people to report any suspicious activity around vehicles in the town and we are offering a lb50 reward for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.”

Anyone with any information, or those who are concerned about the safety of their plates should contact Stamford Police immediately.

Find yourself a bargain number plate

November 22, 2009
Posted in Number Plates — Written by Helen

There are many ways in which you can buy a cheap number plate. If you are considering buying a number plate but do not have a big budget with which to buy your personalised number plate then you can benefit from the advice offered by reputable registration plate suppliers.

When conducting research on number plates and using the search facilities offered by online registration plate companies then bear the following in mind.

Why not select a year letter at the front of the registration, add 1, 2 or 3 numbers along with three letters. If you do this, you are sure to find a value range of bargain number plates.

You may be looking for a cheap number plate as a gift for someone and if so, a great advantage is that they are delivered in the form of a “holding” certificate which entitles the owner to the mark.

There is also a selection of value number plates which originate from Northern Ireland to consider. Some of these plates can be bought from as low as lb100 and the slightly more expensive ones can spell out names.

So, no matter how much money you have to spend, there are still a number of bargain private plates available to be purchased online.

Registration plate recognition used to counter crime

November 21, 2009
Posted in Number Plate News — Written by Shelly

It was recently reported that a number of cars were seized and arrests were made in Calderdale, West Yorkshire. This was all thanks to the efforts of the West Yorkshire Police’s Automatic Number Plate Recognition team who happened to be in the district for an operation.

These days, with the advancements in technology, it is much easier to recognise and track number plates, so for us law-abiding citizens in the majority this is certainly good news. Number plate recognition officials can look at different issues from things like burglary and vehicle theft to driving without insurance.

The ANPR system used by authorities, such as West Yorkshire Police, utilises a network of cameras that can scan the number plates of vehicles. These registrations are then run through police and insurance databases to check if a vehicle has been used to commit an offence.

Hopefully we will not ever need to benefit from such technology ourselves, but it is good to know there are now ways to combat crime. It is always sensible to consider the security of our prized automobiles anyway and make sure their safety is of paramount importance.