Martha’s Vineyard Community Services will auction the top 10 most popular remaining low-number Martha’s Vineyard license plates in Charitable Online Auction No. 3. The fundraiser benefits MVCS and gives contributors a chance to obtain a unique low-numbered MV plate that can be passed down for generations to come while making a vital contribution to the Island community. One hundred percent of proceeds are tax-deductible, and benefit Martha’s Vineyard Community Services and other Island nonprofits that support youth and seniors through the MVCS Driving the Future Fund. This year’s grant recipients included Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Cape and the Islands and Island Elderly Housing.
Interested buyers are encouraged to preregister at the site above in order to receive updates and be ready to start bidding once the auction goes live. Once the auction is live, people can bid in real time from desktop, mobile, and tablet.
The auction is unique in that the public decided what plates will be up for auction via an online survey. The survey received over 130 responses and ultimately the following plates have been selected for the auction: MV12, MV22, MV25, MV31, MV40, MV60, MV70, MV77, MV80, and MV98. Each plate will have a starting bid of $2,000 to $2,500 and will be awarded to the highest bidder. Plates are also available via the “buy it now” price of $10,000.
The auction opens on Monday, Dec. 3, at 9 am and closes Thursday, Dec. 13, at 9 pm at