Useful info when buying
a private registration number:

Thousands of motorists now opt for the ultimate personal car acessory and display a cherished number plate. Registrations can perhaps represent their initials; advertise their business or profession; bear an amusing message or simply disguise the true age of a vehicle. A private number plate is also something you can keep as an investment and transfer from vehicle to vehicle.

The UK number plate system was introduced in late 1903, with the registration 'A1' being the first. Registration marks were issued in sequence and related to the area they were issued in. The UK number plate system has undergone many changes in the last 100 years, and personal number plates have become a growth industry.

Private registrations vary greatly in price, usually due to two factors: Firstly, registration numbers are usually more expensive if they spell a particular word. Secondly the more valuable number plates are from the earlier issues, as these succinct registrations usually have fewer characters on them and are not associated with any particular year. Personal number plates vary in value from a couple of hundred pounds to tens of thousands of pounds based on these factors.

It is very difficult to determine the value of a cherished number, however the saleable value of a personal number plate is market driven and may go down as well as up, depending on the current economic climate and public demand for similar personal registrations.

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An accurate valuation of private number plates is usually demonstrated quite quickly by the amount of interest shown in it by potential buyers. Desirability to the buyer is the main key to determining the value of a private registration. One needs to ask what does the number plate do for the person concerned, how well does it do it, and how many other number plates (although different) can do a similar job?

It is therefore easy to see that private registration marks which accurately spell a word, name or phrase are highly desirable. How accurately they do this determines their value to the buyer as does the level of availability of similar examples for sale at the time the buyer is buying.

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Once you are the proud owner of a private registration number, the Cherished Numbers Dealers Association (CNDA) offers a certificated valuation service which is widely used by the insurance industry, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), and the legal and accountancy professions, as well as by owners of cherished numbers. An important point to remember is that your insurer will need to be made aware of the value of your personal number plate should you wish to be compensated in the event of a loss or theft.

Registration number transfer and assignment is regulated and approved by the DVLA, who hold records of every vehicle registered in the United Kingdom. If you decide to buy a personal registration number you will also need to be certain that your recipient vehicle is suitable to enable it to participate in the transfer; for example you cannot transfer a registration number onto a vehicle if, in so doing, it would make the vehicle appear younger.

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Please note I am not a number plate dealer and sorry but I do not BUY number plates.
This is simply a PRIVATE collection of cherished UK registrations that I have for sale.

Therefore you will be assured of a totally personal service should you wish to purchase one from me.

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private registration numbers for sale, or call me direct on 01527 457614.

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