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Ben Moser

January 21, 2017

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Poetic License

You'll see this plate on a white Ford. It stands for a former Bluffton business, Dunifon Oil.

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Vanity Plates

Bluffton, Virginia?

Here's a rare license plate. Nothing unusual about 45817 - Bluffton's zip code. But, did you catch the state name? Look again, closer. We know the owner of this plate. Do you?

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Spotted on a Virginia plate

An Icon viewer sent us this interesting Virginia license plate.

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Muscle car

GO 442 - The Icon has has this plate on deck since last year's Bluffton cruise in. We spotted this plate on one of the muscle cars on Main Street.

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Just cruising

The Icon spotted this plate at a car cruise-in. It figures.

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DI 1947

DI 47 - Should we assume DI was born in 1947? The Icon spotted this plate in the Bluffton parking lot on the east side of Main Street.

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MUJO

The Icon spotted this plate in the Bluffton Hospital parking lot. Viewers are welcome to explain its meaning.

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EC 66 biking plate

EC 66 belongs to Everett Collier. Check out the biker on the plate.

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70 YZ - but it's not what you think

We've posted hundreds of license plates on The Icon, but this one is in a class by itself.

Study it for a moment. What do you see? You see a traditional Bluffton "YZ" but the plate is not Ohio. The plate is Arizona.

What's going on here? The answer is that "70 YZ" once upon a time belonged to James F. West of Sunset Drive. His son, John, moved to Arizona and took a little of Bluffton with him. John obtained the vanity plate for his dad's old Ohio plate.

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Co-exist bumpersticker - and its meaning

You've seen this bumpersticker in Bluffton. Here's what it means:

The designer, Piotr Mlodozeniec's basic coexistence design is uncomplicated and easy to understand. The design uses three symbols that stand for Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Mlodozeniec modified the word "coexist" in the following ways:

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45817 can only mean Bluffton

We wondered how long it might be until someone with a 45817 zip code snatched up this plate. We've seen 48577 and 45816 driving around town, but never 45817 - until today.

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