Well, no one actually. I was asked by a client to find a British Columbia license plate for a friend's 60th birthday. They had tried everywhere and couldn't for the life of them find a 1954 plate, so they asked me to track one down.
Well, I too was having trouble until I did some homework. Seems the government of the day decided late in 1952 to build a generic aluminum license plate and supply metal tags (seen above) to attach by screws for the 1953 and 1954 years. This was decades before they made the gummy stickers we have now. Good idea gone bad. Seems the plates were even more expensive to build than the original ones and were easy to steal.
License plate collecting is one of the easiest and least expensive collecting hobbies in the world.
For a buck or two you can commemorate yours or a family or friends birthday or anniversary. They look cool hanging on a wall, they're like little are pieces, and they're easy to find. Unless of course you were born in 1953 or 1954