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State Plates

Updated on September 16, 2014

Souvenir Plates from the Fifty States

The state plates from the 50 U.S. states are charming collectibles. State plates come in small and large sizes. Some state plates are new and feature things like a tourist attraction or sports team. Many more state plates are vintage, depicting the highlights of the individual state.

The souvenir plates almost always include a well-rounded look at the state in pictures. The state name usually appears somewhere on the souvenir plate, and a grouping of these plates look great hung on the wall.

This Texas souvenir plate reads: Texas, The Lone Star State with images of the State Capitol in Austin, the state flower (a blue bonnet), a Texas long horn steer, a roadrunner, oil wells and places of interest around Texas like the San Jacinto Monument in Houston, the Alamo in San Antonio, and the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

State Plate from Pennyslvania. Photo Credit:  Peggy Hazelwood.
State Plate from Pennyslvania. Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood.

Collect Souvenir Plates from the 50 US States

Start a Plate Collection to Display

Collecting things is fun whether it's vintage handkerchiefs or those wacky half coffee cups or state plates. When you display your collection for you, your family, and guests to see, it lets you enjoy them and shows your wonderful personality!

Souvenir state plates came about like other collectibles like postcards, thimbles, and state spoons when the United States became more mobile. People took vacations with the advent of cars and the interstate highway system, and they wanted to take home a souvenir of their travels. Now we can find these fun collectibles that are vintage and nice and kitschy!

If you don't have a collection of souvenir state plates yet, here are a few ways to find them:

- buy them on vacation

- browse antique stores

- check out thrift stores

- look on eBay (several links provided below to state plates available right now on eBay)

- ask family and friends to buy them for your on their travels

State plates can be displayed on the wall using plate hangers or in a china hutch propped up on the plate "ditch" on the shelves.

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

The Lone Star State... Texas state souvenir plate.
The Lone Star State... Texas state souvenir plate.

Do you collect souvenir state plates?

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New York State Souvenir Plates Available on eBay - The Empire State

Show your love of New York and the Big Apple with collectable New York state plates.

Michigan State Plate

State plate from Michigan.
State plate from Michigan.

Souvenir Plates from the Midwest - Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska

Celebrate your Midwest roots with a decorative state plate to display in your home! Or buy one to give to someone moving away or to one of these Midwestern states.

Read About State Souvenir Plates - and buy a few plates

Kitsch for Your Walls - Show Your Love of the 50 States

These plates include plates to eat on (well, to display) as well as license plates, which are also very collectable! Whatever kind of plate you like, you can own it for yourself!

Plate Hangers for State Plates - Hang those plates and enjoy them!

Do you have a big blank wall that's begging to be filled? How about a collection of state souvenir plates? This collection is a fun way to pick and choose what and how many to collect and display. But if it's a single plate or all 50 states, you'll need plate hangers.

OOK 50472 Deluxe Plate Hanger with Steel Pro Supports Up to 30 Pounds, 10-Inch to 14-Inch
OOK 50472 Deluxe Plate Hanger with Steel Pro Supports Up to 30 Pounds, 10-Inch to 14-Inch

These plate hangers are for large plates that measure 10 to 14 inches diameter.

 

Your Favorite Region of the United States - Pick a region, any region!

Where is your favorite U.S. state located?

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Souvenir Plates from the Western States

Vintage Las Vegas Souvenir Plate Made in Korea
Vintage Las Vegas Souvenir Plate Made in Korea

Show your love of the Wild West with plates from these western states.

 

Affiliate Disclosure

This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

Do you like state plates? Which state souvenir plate would you like to find?

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    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Just imagine collecting one from each state. You could cover a whole wall with these.

    • SheGetsCreative profile image

      Angela F 

      6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Not much of a plate collector either - but I've sold a few on eBay!

    • gottaloveit2 profile image

      gottaloveit2 

      6 years ago

      I'm not much of a plate girl (unless there's a steak on it!) but you've definitely got some great state plates here.

    • Frischy profile image

      Frischy 

      6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      I collect plates that have my last name on them. So far I have not found any for my collection.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      ohio

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