Family Searches for Vintage Philadelphia Eagles License Plate, Owned by Late Grandfather

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SICKLERVILLE, N.J. -

A family needs your help to find a very prized possession, which once belonged to a loved one who passed away earlier this year. 

Lauren Theis of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, is on the search for a beloved item that belonged to her late grandfather, Jack Theis. 

It's a 1985 Eagles license plate that has formed many memories for the Theis family over a lifetime. 

Lori Forrest, a seller at the Carnival of Collectables in Sicklerville, says it was her shop that sold the license plate. 

“The owner of the vehicle that we’d taken it off of had passed away in January of 2018 right before the Eagles won the Super Bowl," said Forrest. "And a big Eagles fan and we all come from a big Eagles loving family and Lauren and Johnny asked me do you still have the license plate that’s on the truck and I said no I sold it.”

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Lauren says she wants viewers to know that her late grandfather’s license plate still holds a lot of sentimental value to her family. 

“I know you got it for a reason, but it means a lot to us," said Theis. "You know, like I said, you don’t think about these things, but now that’s gone like that’s just something we want back and kind of treasure.”

The vintage license plate sold in less than two weeks from Forrest’s selling booth.

“Anything vintage Eagles, it flies out of the store. Like you wouldn’t believe,” said Forrest. 

The Carnival of Collectables will reward five times the amount of the originally sold price of the license plate to whoever brings the license plate back.

Even Lauren says she is willing to give almost anything back for something that has always reminded her of her grandfather. 

“I’m willing to pay what you paid even more if you need me to but if I can get that license back I’ll do whatever basically,” said Theis. 

To learn more, visit facebook.com/Carnival-of-Collectables-970577336301885/ 

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