Cape & Islands License Plate Auction Generates Over $386,000

HYANNIS – More than 1,200 bidders took part in the Cape and Islands License Plate Charitable Auction, hoping to land a low-numbered IC plate.

A total of 746 sought-after plates were being sold, which ended up generating over $386,000 in overall sales.

Proceeds from the five-day auction will directly help to preserve and protect the Cape & Islands region for future generations.

The online auction, which ran from August 13 to August 18, was available to participants to bid in real-time from desktop, mobile and tablet.

“We are very excited with the outcome of this charitable online auction,” said Wendy Northcross, Chairman of the Cape & Islands License Plate Committee. “Many of the bidders selected numbers with special significance to them, including one man who said the number he chose had meaning tied to his father, a close friend and his new grandson.”

Introduced in 1996, the Cape & Islands License Plate is one of the most successfully specialty license plates in the state, with over 42,000 plates on the road.

The plate has generated more than $23 million since its inception and has benefitted over 200 different local organizations.

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