He wanted the mark so badly he camped out all night to secure it, making him not only the first registrant but also the inventor of the idea of having a distinctive, personalised or cherished plate on a vehicle.
Since then, the registration system has changed 4 times to accommodate the ever-growing demand for vehicle registrations.
Older style plates, with white or silver letters on a black background, remained legal for vehicles already registered.
We shall debit your payment card if your offer is accepted and provide confirmation either way**.Under the distance selling regulations we must inform you that our service begins immediately upon payment being taken, that no cooling off period or refunds are given and you will not be able to change your mind.Interesting fact: Our Director Des currently has O 11 on his vehicle, which dates back to 1903 and was originally issued in Birmingham Initially, the marks were made up of a local council identifier code of up to 3 letters, followed by a random number, e.g. In the early 1950s, as numbers started to run out, the components were reversed, giving rise to registrations in the format 123 ABC.In 1920 The Roads Act was passed that made a few minor changes to the number plate system.It was decided that this was simply too confusing and inconvenient, so this practice was stopped by the 1920 Roads Act.
Not surprisingly, all the dateless registrations are now in high demand, especially short combinations such as O 11 which is worth in excess of £95,000.If for any reason your offer is not accepted by the Secretary of State for Transport on the release date, then you will receive a full refund by the payment method you have used to make your offer.The Secretary of State's decision to accept or reject your offer is final and we cannot be held responsible for it, in any way.An online 'Purchase Offer' supported by suitable payment card takes priority over any other enquiry.VRM Swansea sell number plates owned by clients, government stock and our own stock on a 'first come, first served basis'.Of course the lifespan of this system could be guessed at.