There are about seven clubs that exist for license plate collectors.
The biggest ones are the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association (ALPCA), which can be found here http://www.alpca.org, the Numberplate Collectors Club (NPCC), and the European Registration Plate Association (ERPA).
In some countries, vanity plates with a custom number or character set can be purchased for a fee.
Novelty licence plates are often sold in gift or novelty shops and are similar to vanity plates, but are not intended for legal identification of an automobile.
The City of Victoria in the Province of British Columbia, Canada was the first to introduce the vehicle licence plate in 1884 for a horse-drawn hackney carriage
The first license plate issued was for for a horse drawn hackney carriage in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in 1884.