In recent years, oval acronym stickers have gained popularity in North America. The concept originated in Europe, where two letter stickers are used to identify the home country of vehicles. Eventually, the stickers began turning up as overseas vehicles returned home to the USA, Canada, and other countries.
Although original euro style oval stickers displayed a two letter code on a plain white background, American designers were quick to develop a wide range of variations. Oval stickers that feature black letters on a white background remain popular. Some designs include a black border, along with the location name in small font.
One of the first euro style oval stickers to gain popularity in the USA featured the acronym “OBX” (Outer Banks North Carolina).