The Great Qld Plate Auction

Event:  The Great Qld Plate Auction

Date:  9 June 1985

Location:  Sheraton Hotel, Brisbane.

This was the largest auction of Q plates ever held in Queensland.

The full plate results are detailed below.  If the number below appears as a link, you can follow the link to our photo of the plate on a car.

If you scroll down below the results you’ll see some photos of the folders and booklets issued as part of the auction.

1 digit:

  • Q1 – $100,000
  • Q2 – $31,000
  • Q3 – $15,000
  • Q4 – $13,000
  • Q5 – $13,000
  • Q6 – $11,500
  • Q7 – $12,000
  • Q8 – $12,500
  • Q9 – $10,000

2 digit:

  • Q10 – $10,000
  • Q11 – $8,000
  • Q12 – $5,750
  • Q13 – $5,750
  • Q14 – $5,500
  • Q15 – $6,000
  • Q16 – $5,000
  • Q17 – $5,500
  • Q18 – $4,300
  • Q19 – $4,600
  • Q20 – $4,500
  • Q21 – $3,800
  • Q22 – $4,200
  • Q23 – $3,700
  • Q24 – $3,800
  • Q25 – $3,900
  • Q26 – $3,600
  • Q27 – $4,000
  • Q28 – $3,500
  • Q29 – $3,500
  • Q30 – $4,100
  • Q31 – $3,300
  • Q32 – $3,500
  • Q33 – $3,800
  • Q34 – $3,500
  • Q35 – $5,000
  • Q36 – $5,600
  • Q37 – $3,300
  • Q38 – $3,200
  • Q39 – $3,200
  • Q40 – $4,500
  • Q41 – $3,400
  • Q42 – $3,600
  • Q43 – $3,300
  • Q44 – $5,100
  • Q45 – $3,300
  • Q46 – $3,200
  • Q47 – $3,200
  • Q48 – $4,300
  • Q49 – $4,600
  • Q50 – $5,400

Many more Q plates where sold at this auction, however we are still in the process of adding the results.


Images

Q plate auction catalogue.

Auction booklet containing a listing of each Q Plate offered at the auction, along with original ownership information for some plates.


Q Plate auction folder - outside.

This is the folder that came with each plate purchased at the auction.  The sticker on the rear of the folder shows that this was for lot 124, which was plate Q82.


Q Plate auction folder - inside.

And here is the inside of the folder, showing that winning bidders actually received three plates.  This photo also shows the inside of the auction booklet, along with some prices from the auction.


If you have any more photos or information on The Great Queensland Plate Auction we’d love to hear from you!