smoothgrh
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January 17th, 2018 at 3:13:56 PM permalink
I was at my local government office this morning, and while I was testing my distance vision, I noticed a familiar name: it can't be that guy I know about from online, could it?! (Based on a search of this site—yes!)

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January 17th, 2018 at 4:26:26 PM permalink
I had to google ALPCA 4979

Apparently "Automobile License Plate Collector's Association."

Here's a young MS with a friend.

http://mathproblems.info/tags/
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January 17th, 2018 at 4:47:40 PM permalink
Of course it's him. The Wizard has lived a fascinating life.
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January 17th, 2018 at 5:33:16 PM permalink
It's funny the stuff we wind up collecting.

Me, it's Dinky Toys.
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January 17th, 2018 at 6:55:02 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

It's funny the stuff we wind up collecting.

Me, it's Dinky Toys.



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January 17th, 2018 at 8:32:00 PM permalink
Yes, that is absolutely my collection! I'm happy somebody finally put two and two together. I've got displays in several California DMV offices, the Highway Patrol headquarters, and the Riverside car museum in Laughlin.

I write about my misadventures collecting license plates at DT in the thread License plate collecting with the Wizard.
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January 17th, 2018 at 9:04:19 PM permalink
I am pleased to have contributed two collegiate affinity plates to the Wizard's collection. Here are links to photos (previously posted in this forum) that present the proof, one from late April 2010 and one from January 2015. No, they don't show up in the list of items in his collection, as posted in that mathproblems site linked above, but that seems to be an old list. I don't know whether he kept these two or found a better use for them. I am not a license plate collector, and the first of those plates became redundant after I moved from Georgia to North Carolina, as did the second one after I requested a personalized number on an affinity tag for the same school.
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January 18th, 2018 at 6:59:28 AM permalink
Quote: OnceDear

I had to google ALPCA 4979

Apparently "Automobile License Plate Collector's Association."

Here's a young MS with a friend.

http://mathproblems.info/tags/

http://www.nilps.org/
???

also, 7 years with children really ages you, huh?
:)
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January 18th, 2018 at 10:40:28 AM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds

also, 7 years with children really ages you, huh?
:)



Indeed.
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January 22nd, 2018 at 2:12:46 PM permalink
Very nice display !
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