I don't know the exact measures anymore but they were about 40x15 cm.
The color was blue and the letters were white. The letters were
plain, no extra "ornaments". Each province had a letter followed by
a number. Immediately after the war these numbers were not very
high, in a village only the doctor would have a car. Probably an
early Ford Taunus but more likely a (spectacle) Beetle.
The province of Groninge had an A. Example A 89 . Frieslan had a
B. The province of North Holland had NH and South Holland had ZH.
Numbers would be higher here f.i. ZH 356 or even ZH 1508 .
As little boys we had notebooks an a pencil and wrote the numbers of
passing cars. In the village in the north where I lived in 1947 I
had a record one day: 5 numbers!
Hope this helps, Otto.
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> Hi to Group Members,
> can anyone in the group, particularly our Dutch friends, tell me
> vehicle number plates in the Netherlands looked like in immediate
> WWII period.
> I am particularly interested in:
> - shape of the front & rear plates
> - letter/number configuration
> - letter style.
> you may well ask what this has to do with narrow gauge model
> the answer is simple I am building a post-war wharf scene set in
> Holland in that period and it has a number of vehicles [cars and
> in the scene.
> thank you in advance
> Bernard Snoodyk