In October 2017 Ebay seller mc-c from Jeffersonville in Ohio was trying to sell this 1978 series Saudi Arabia plate that is one of more than 100 similar and which is completely wrong.
All he says is that it is very good condition but it is a sample straight from the factory in Germany. He really ought to be able to tell the difference between a used Saudi plate and a mint sample!
There are about 100 plates in collections all with the digits 0 1 2 6 8 8 9 in various different orders. There are also some with just one different digit. ALL of them are samples and many are wrong……colour, vehicle class vs. number, black borders (that were only used on 1 batch of blanks) and stickers (that were only used on the early plates).
This particular plate has As-Saudia – private at the top but the registration is for a taxi.
Nice sample but an honest seller would sell it as a sample.
Remember mint plates from most countries are never genuine.