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My Funny Valentine ❤
Flowers? Chocolates? A slap-up meal? A weekend in Paris or Venice? Or, maybe something really special for that really special someone.
Purchasing a personal registration as a gift is a lot simpler and quicker than you might think. The number can be presented on a certificate ready to be assigned to a vehicle when time allows.
You may, of course, decide on something personal to your Valentine - a name, word or initials - and our search facilities can help you do just that. But we couldn't help suggesting some novel combinations, which are all real and available:
E1 OVE ❤ LOV 13S ❤ YE51 OVC ❤ LOV 481E ❤ LOV 31Y ❤ E6 ROS ❤ HEA 27S ❤ 2 OSE
May the Best Man Win
Ibrahim Iskandar, the Sultan of Johor, has paid the equivalent of nearly £137,000 for the number plate W1N. He justifies the expense saying, "The people will benefit from it. So, the amount paid is small compared with the benefits that the people will reap."
The Malaysian head of state went through the normal channels to purchase the registration, saying, ""I am not the type who skips procedures to get things my way. It is the 'Johor-style' to pay for what we want because everyone should have a fair chance and like the saying goes, only the best man wins."
Sultan Ibrahim, is well-known for his passion for cars and boasts many limited edition models in his collection. The new plate will be fitted to his Proton Suprima S, a five-door compact hatchback. At a previous auction, he won WWW 1. Other sales in the latest event included W2N, which went for nearly £18,000 and two plates, W11N and W14N, which were allocated to the government,
Another String to Her Bow
It may well come as a complete surprise, well it did to us, that famed violin virtuosa Vanessa-Mae is an accomplished skier.
Perhaps even more newsworthy is the fact that the acclaimed musician has managed to secure a place in the Thailand team at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
Competing under her real name of Vanessa Vanakorn, the 35-year-old star has fulfilled the complex rules laid down by the skiing world governing body, FIS, and secured a qualification for her father's national team.
Our exclusive interview with Vanessa-Mae was featured as the cover story of our magazine, The World of Personal Number Plates, back in 2010 and we wish her every success in her new challenge. Perhaps she will be in a position to add the plate MED 4L to her current V1 MAE one.
Six Degrees of Separation
And, if the previous story wasn't strange enough, two more of our celebrity magazine cover stars have revealed skiing connections.
Together with twelve other contestants in Channel 4's new winter sports show Jump, both Amy Childs and Nicky Clarke recently faced veteran Olympians like Sir Steve Redgrave in a variety of events including skiing and bobsleigh.
But it doesn't stop there; continuing the degrees of separation idea, Jump coach Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards won last year's Splash, the celebrity TV diving show. And who is featured in the current new series? Rugby star Martin 'Chariots' Offiah.
Now, not only is Martin lined-up for a future edition of our magazine, but so is athlete Greg Rutherford. And Greg took part in the recent Sport Relief Great British Bake Off celebrity special. So don't forget to look out for all these top names in our magazine - when we have time and room to fit them all in, that is!
"Only a Winter's Sale"
So, with all this Winter Sports activity and the season itself still with us, although more wet and windy than icy and snowy, it's worth remembering that our Winter Sale is continuing into February.
We are offering a massive 20% off the prices of an enormous range of prestige personal number plates, so a personal number plate could just what you need to ward off those Winter blues.
You can use our sophisticated search facilities here to find suitable numbers based on a name, initials or a variety of connections. Why not try it now? You may well find something you hadn't even thought of.