Registry Home1903 Leather Plates1905-10 Rubber Plates1911 Porcelain Plates1912-20 MC Plates

1911 is the only year Ontario made porcelain plates. They were made by McClary Stove Company based out of London, Ontario. These plates are similar to the porcelain plates issued by Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia during this era. Three distinctive formats were issued in 1911: Passenger, Dealer/Manufacturer and Motorcycle. Below are the known 1911 plates in existence today.

 

1910 Ford with 1911 Ontario #6691 plate

Skip to: Dealer/Manufacturer         Motorcycle         Fake Porcelain Plates

Passenger

YearPlate NumberOwnershipDetailsPicture
19111Known Private CollectionInternet Image
191134Eric Vettoretti CollectionRegistered to Wilcox family of Hamilton (founders of Stelco).
1911145John Powers CollectionImage courtesy of Jon Upton
1911150Known Private CollectionImage courtesy of owner
1911163Jon Upton CollectionImage courtesy of Jon Upton
1911179Mike Franks CollectionImage courtesy of Facebook
1911363Joe Sallmen CollectionImage courtesy of Jon Upton
1911382Unknown Private CollectionListed on eBay June 2017.
1911789Paul Frater CollectionSome paint touch-up
19111091Eric Taylor CollectionImage courtesy of Facebook.
19111146Unknown Private CollectionImage courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
19111226Unknown Private CollectionSold on ebay in 2015. Image courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
19111408Dave Steckley Collection
19111779Unknown Private CollectionImage courtesy of Jim Becksted. Formerly part of Plunkett collection.
19111901Unknown Private CollectionImage courtesy of Jon Upton. Shackelton auction 2009.
19111920Jerry Woodhead CollectionInternet Image
19112391Eric Taylor CollectionImage courtesy of porcelainplates.net
19113426Unknown Private CollectionSold on ebay in 2009. Image courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
19113479Eric Vettoretti Collection
19113567Unknown Private CollectionSold on ebay in 2014. Image courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
19113612Unknown Private CollectionSold on ebay in 2008. Image courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
19113618Neale Hankins CollectionImage courtesy of Neale Hankins
19113822On display at Eva Brook Donly Museum, Simcoe Ontario.Internet image
19113861Unknown Private CollectionInternet Image from worldlicenseplates.com
19114438Don Goodfellow CollectionPair; located in France in 2005; now back in Ontario.
19114490Unknown Private CollectionSold on ebay in 2014. Image courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
19114688Unknown Private CollectionSold on etsy in 2014.
19114872Marty Robillard CollectionSome paint touch-up. Photo courtesy of Marty Robillard.
19115100Terry Ellsworth CollectionImage courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
19115163Unknown Private CollectionSold on ebay in 2011. Image courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
19115167Unknown Private CollectionImage courtesy of Jon Upton. Photographed at St. Catharines meet 2007.
19115352Unknown Private CollectionImage courtesy of Jon Upton. Photographed at St. Catharines meet 2005.
19115458Unknown Private CollectionSold on ebay in 2016. Image courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
19115487Unknown Private CollectionSold on ebay in 2015. Image courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
19115925Unknown Private CollectionPair; sold at Aubrey's Antiques (Ottawa) in 2014, current whereabouts unknown.
19116134Unknown Private CollectionSold on ebay in 2017.
19116149Unknown Private CollectionMounted on 1911 car at show in 2013. Image courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
19116200Solmes familyPair. For sale at Stirling Flea Market 2017.
19116201Unknown Private CollectionSold on ebay in 2014. Image courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
19116352Wilson FamilyFormerly part of Ernie Wilson's collection. Image courtesy of Wilson family.
19116356Unknown Private CollectionFormerly in the Hayes collection, current whereabouts unknown.
19116496Unknown Private CollectionPictured, cover Ontario License Plates – A Century of History by (Sallmen)
19116644Unknown Private CollectionSold on ebay in 2014. Image courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
19116664Unknown Private CollectionPair. Sold on ebay in 2014. Image courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
19116788Jim Becksted CollectionImage courtesy of Jim Becksted.
19116944Unknown Private CollectionImage courtesy of Jon Upton. Sold at Lee Roy Hartung auction in 2011, current whereabouts unknown.
19116951Unknown Private CollectionPictured, pg 11 Ontario License Plates – A Century of History by (Sallmen)
19116971Unknown Private CollectionImage courtesy of Jon Upton. For sale at Woodstock market c2000. 1911 Registry indicates it was on Eaton corporate car.
19116982Alan Bones CollectionImage courtesy of Alan Bones.
19117002Paul Cafarella CollectionImage courtesy of Paul Cafarella
19117027Unknown Private CollectionPair; sold at Aubrey's Antiques (Ottawa) in 2015, current whereabouts unknown.
19117119Unknown Private CollectionImage courtesy of Jon Upton.
19117355Dave Steckley CollectionImage courtesy of Dave Steckley
19117452Stapley & Sons Auto Body Campbellford, ON.Aired on Canadian Pickers mounted to a 1911 Ford Model T in 2013. Image courtesy of Jim Becksted.
19118037Unknown Private CollectionSold on ebay in 2015. Image courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
19118074Jon Upton CollectionImage courtesy of Jon Upton
19118114Unknown Private CollectionSold on ebay in 2010. Image courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
19118480John Lynn Bell CollectionInternet Image
19118531Bill Thoman CollectionPair; image courtesy of Bill Thoman
19118567Unknown Private CollectionPair (second plate not pictured). Sold on ebay in 2013. Image courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
19118612William Loftus CollectionImage courtesy of William Loftus. Also pictured, pg 80 Ontario License Plates – A Century of History by (Sallmen)
19118612Norm Ratcliffe CollectionImage courtesy of Norm Ratcliffe
19118690Unknown Private CollectionFor sale on Kijiji spring 2017.
19118838Dave Steckley Collection
19118941Terry Ellsworth CollectionImage courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
19119134Unknown Private CollectionInternet Image from 2013
19119385Unknown Private CollectionImage courtesy of Murray Mutch
19119592Unknown Private CollectionSold on ebay in 2008. Image courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
19119659Unknown Private CollectionImage courtesy of Jon Upton. Photographed at St. Catharines meet 2006.
19119986Unknown Private CollectionImage courtesy of Jon Upton.
191110008Kevin Inglis CollectionImage courtesy of Facebook.
191110008Dave Steckley CollectionImage courtesy of Dave Steckley
191110379Unknown Private CollectionSold on ebay in 2014. Image courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
191110489Mike De VougeImage courtesy of Mike De Vouge
191110489Unknown Private CollectionSold on ebay in 2009. Image courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
191110690Known Private CollectionImage courtesy of Jon Upton. Photographed at St. Catharines meet 2009.
191110701Unknown Private CollectionSold on ebay in 2009. Image courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
191110832Murray Mutch CollectionImage courtesy of Murray Mutch
191110905Martine Stonehouse Collection
191110998MTO ArchivesImage courtesy of Jim Becksted (2000).
191111025Unknown Private CollectionImage courtesy of Manny Jacob (likely from ebay).
191111030Unknown Private CollectionPair; image courtesy of Jon Upton
191111031Jon Upton CollectionPair; image courtesy of Jon Upton
191111035Kevin Inglis CollectionImage courtesy of Facebook.
191111039Unknown Private CollectionSold on ebay in 2013. Image courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
191111046Allan Lomas CollectionPair; internet image.
191111047Unknown Private CollectionSold at George Saunders auction in 2016, current whereabouts unknown.
191111059Unknown Private CollectionPair. Sold on ebay in 2008. Image courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
191111131Brian Woodard CollectionImage courtesy of Facebook.
191111161Dave Steckley CollectionImage courtesy of Dave Steckley
191111170Kevin Inglis CollectionImage courtesy of Facebook.
191111221Unknown Private CollectionSold at 1996 Warren Hasting's Auction. Current whereabouts unknown.
191111249Unknown Private CollectionSold on ebay in 2014. Image courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
191111267Adam Bari CollectionImage courtesy of Adam Bari
Total Known:107

~back to top~

 

REO Dealer/Manufacturer Plate – 1912 Cross Canada Expedition (image: Canadian Science and Technology Museum)

 

Dealer/Manufacturer

YearPlate NumberOwnershipDetailsPicture
1911E.M.F.Bill Thoman CollectionInitials stood for Everitt, Metzger, Flanders Motor Company. EMF was taken over by Studebaker from 1910-1913. The plate was found buried in the back lot of the original factory in 2005. Image courtesy of Jon Upton
1911M.T.S.Known Private CollectionPair. Unknown origins of the initials MTS. Image courtesy of Terry Ellsworth
1911W.Eric Taylor CollectionSpeculation is W. may have stood for Winton Motor Carriage Co. which produced cars from 1897-1924. Although produced in Cleveland, an Ontario dealer may have existed. Image courtesy of Eric Taylor
Total Known:4

~back to top~

 

Toronto Police 1928, Ontario plates #152 & #154

 

Motorcycle

YearPlate NumberOwnershipDetailsPicture
1911256Unknown Private CollectionSold on ebay in 2017.
1911369Joe Sallmen CollectionOnline auction house, image from 2017.
1911553Unknown Private CollectionImage courtesy of porcelainplates.net
1911853Unknown Private CollectionSold on ebay in 2017.
1911854Eric Taylor CollectionImage courtesy of Eric Taylor
Total Known:5

~back to top~

1911, Toronto College and Bellevue Streets

Fake Porcelain Plates

YearPlate NumberOwnershipDetailsPicture
1911 Replica1100Solmes familyPair. For sale at Stirling Flea Market in 2017.
1911 Replica3356Automobile License Plate Collectors Association (ALPCA)Image from ALPCA archives.
1911 Replica3556Jon Upton CollectionPhoto courtesy of Jon Upton. Painted steel.
Total Known4

~back to top~

Ontario Early Years Plate Registry, Eric Vettoretti 2017

Hosted by YOMplates.ca

Contact