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Jubilee and Olympic Plates on Sale

Some of the number plates going to auction Photo: DVLA

An auction of 1,750 personalised number plates takes place in London today.

Given the celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, royal-themed plates are likely to be popular. Both PR11 NCE and HA12 RRY carry a £2,000 reserve.

'Prince Harry' - a potential bidder? Credit: DVLA

The Olympic-themed plates include:

2012 OGGO11 DENWON 601DSEB 60E

There are also a number of sports-related plates, including:

HU12 DLE for hurdlers

MEN 100

MRUN 100M

D155 CUS for discus-throwers

ASW 1M for the swimmers

GYM 734M for gymnasts

The Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is an official licensee of the 2012 Olympic Games. To mark the occasion it has upped the number of lots from the usual 1,500 this year and is also holding the auction in London for the first time in 12 years.

The number plates expected to fetch the highest prices are 70 O and 80 O, both carrying reserves of £5,000.

Certain celebrities might be interested in the following lots:

HO11 LLY for Holly WilloughbyDE12 MOT for Dermot OLeary

VE12 NON for Vernon Kay

JO12 DAN for Katie 'Jordan' Price or Formula One favourite Eddie Jordan.

Football fans may be tempted by the FU11 HAM and WEM 613Y number plates.

Two of the top three positions in the DVLAs league table of football club-related registrations are held by London clubs.

WE57 HAM and AR53 NAL were auctioned in 2007 and 2004 for £57,000 and £36,000 respectively. V1 LLA holds the third spot, selling for £35,000 in November 2000.

The three-day auction beings at 9am today with the sale of 2012 OG. More information can be found here.