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    CONNECTICUT
     
    Highest 1903-05 pre-state plate known:  #C3228
    #C3559 highest listed in state ledger.
     
    1905-09 FIRST ISSUE BASE
     
    MARK      OBSERVED PLATES      TOTAL       GAP
     "85"         C1 - C1867      (1,867)       37

    "105"      C1905 - C2223        (319)       87
     "36"      C2311 - C2429        (119)      214
     "46"      C2644 - C2823        (180)      244
    ("56"      C3182)
     "66"      C3068 - C3374        (307)      226
     "76"      C3601 -                (1)      253
     "96"      C3855 -                (1)      164
    "106"      C4020 - C4084         (65)       31
    "116"      C4116 -                (1)      200
     "37"      C4317 - C4384         (68)      103
     "47"      C4488 -                (1)       86
     "57"      C4575 - C4828        (254)       71
     "67"      C4900 - C5021        (122)      199
     "77"      C5221 - C5457        (237)      157
     "87"      C5615 - C6062        (448)      160
     "97"      C6223 - C6698        (476)       81
    "107"      C6780 - C7402        (623)      266
    "127"      C7669 -                (1)      182
     "38"       C352 - C1290      Reissued #s  376
     "48"      C1667 -            Reissued #s  159
     "58"      C1827 -            Reissued #s   81
     "68"      C1909 - C2237      Reissued #s  438
     "78"      C2676 - C3201      Reissued #s  117
     "88"      C3319 - C3435      Reissued #s1,289
     "39"      C4725 - C5387      Reissued #s
    "59-X"     C7852 - C7997        (146)       13
    Type 1     C8011 - C8921        (911)      565
    Type 2     C9487 -                (1)       47
    Type 3     C9535 - C9682        (148)       49
    Type 4     C9732 - C9985        (254)

    Description of Types:  (All have white back, all marks red)
    Type 1 - Round dies, rear plate has no bolt slots, no mark
    Type 2 - Round dies, both plates have bolt slots, no mark
             (C7091 non-serif "1", C8011 serif "1")
    Type 3 - Square dies, short slots, no mark
    Type 4 - Square dies, long slots, Ing-Rich stamp

     
    1910-13 plates are undated.  Renewals received same number yearly if
    reserved before deadline, except for numbering system changes in
    1924, 1932 and 1957.  Truck began 1914.  1914-31 Commercial plates have
    reverse colors; all-numeric except "C" prefix used only in 1918-21.

    1910   C 1 - C11367*                            1917   1 -  61503
    1911   C 1 - C13922*                            1918   1 -  69-734
    1912   C 1 - C17652                             1919   1 -  83-630
    1913   C 1 - C21792*                            1920   1 -  99-982*
    1914     1 -  24687                             1921   1 - 109-845
    1915     1 -  33777                             1922   1 - 124-551
    1916     1 -  49000*                            1923   1 - 156-452*
     
     
     

    1924-31 FORMATS    1 - 9999, 10-000 - 99-999    Non-Pass. Prefixes:
                                    A-1 - Z-9999    B,C,J,O,T,U.
    1925 added  100-000 -  199-999
    1926 added A-10-000 - A-99-999
     
    BRANCH OFFICES:  (1924 bold is initial assignment)
     
                    HARTFORD                     BRIDGEPORT**        
          STATEWIDE HARTFORD  OTHER*              FAIRFIELD
            ISSUE    COUNTY  COUNTIES              COUNTY            
    1924    99-999   P-1999   Z-2999     F-9999     H-9999     S-9999
    1924    97-585   P-3480   Z-3299     F-7617     H-9072     S-6869
    1925   103-942   P-9595   Z-6521     F-8026     H-9927     S-6242
    1926   111-592   P-4914   Z-8262   F-17-153     H-2553     S-7979
    1927   118-011   P-9912   Z-6635   F-17-582     H-9307   S-18-214
    1928   127-450   P-9899   Z-7496   F-19-165     H-6403   S-21-701
    1929   134-916   P-8547   Z-8474   F-19-963   H-13-937   S-25-532
    1930   132-961   P-9950   Z-9441   F-18-459     H-4198   S-26-860
    1931   136-183   P-9950   Z-9269   F-16-532   H-11-326   S-25-882
     
    *Litchfield, Middlesex, Tolland, Windham counties
    **S = Stamford 1927-31
     
                   NEW HAVEN+            NEW LONDON         WATERBURY   
                   NEW HAVEN              NEW LONDON        NEW HAVEN
                    COUNTY                 COUNTY             COUNTY    
    1924    A-9999   E-999    Y-9999   N-9999   L-999     K-9999   V-999
    1924    A-8264  E-7440    Y-5284   N-8292   L-271     K-8000   V-950
    1925    A-8817  E-5728    Y-7943   N-9385   L-786     K-8257  V-2737
    1926    A-3551  E-9758    Y-9276   N-9419  L-9080     K-9936  V-4793
    1927  A-11-055  E-9937    Y-4393   N-9581  L-4272     K-9242  V-6379
    1928  A-14-172  E-9699    Y-5954   N-5953  L-3433     K-9908  V-7964
    1929  A-15-532  E-5619    Y-3922   N-9839  L-6697   K-11-231  V-8179
    1930  A-18-664  E-8472  Y-17-277   N-8242  L-6827   K-10-146  V-9039
    1931  A-19-732 E-10-284 Y-13-406   N-9721  L-8382   K-10-079  V-5295
     
    +Y = Danbury 1930-31

     

    1932-56 FORMATS            1 -    9999
                             A 1 -   Z 999
                           A/A 1 - Z/Z 999

    No D,Q used except YD = Yankee Division.
    No C,O,R,X used in 1st position except R 1 - R 999.
    Prefixes omitted (1934):
    BO, BS, GC, GO, GU, II-IJ, IN, IP, J-JZ, NG, PP, PU, SB, SM, SR,
    SX, T-TZ, U-UZ, WC, YP, ZH.  (T-TZ likely added 1941, as
    Temporary moved from T prefix to suffix in either 1941 or 1942.)

    1934 BRANCH OFFICE ASSIGNMENTS                               TOTAL
    Hartford       1 -   9999, AL 1 - AL 999, YD 1 - YD 500,
                 B 1 - BZ 999 (also G,I,M,P series)
                 V 1 -  V 999, VA 1 - VZ 100,
                 Z 1 -  Z 999, ZA 1 - ZF 100, ZG 1 - ZG 500     130,782
    New Haven    A 1 - AZ 999 (except AL = American Legion),
                 Y 1 - YO 999, YR 1 - YR 100                     39,061
    Bridgeport   F 1 - FZ 999,  H 1 - HE 999, HF 1 - HG 100      30,170
    Danbury      E 1 - EJ 999, EK 1 - EK 500                     10,490
    Stamford     S 1 - SZ 999, ZI 1 - ZL 999, ZM 1 - ZM 100
                 R 1 -  R 999                                    26,074
    Waterbury    K 1 - KU 999, KV 1 - KW 100                     20,180
    New London   L 1 - LK 999, LL 1 - LN 100                     11,289
    Norwich      N 1 - NJ 999                                     8,991
    Willimantic  W 1 - WH 999, WI 1 - WI 100                      7,093
                                                          TOTAL 284,130

    Series seen beyond 1934 assignments:
    1932      VJ 750
    1933      EK 962, NL ---
    1934      HK 350, LL 402, YT 769, ZS 716
    1935      HH 824, KZ 634, LL 289, TT   1, WK 124, YY 655, ZP 784
    1936      EL 630, HO 698, KZ 547, LN 853, NK 868, VJ 838, WL 419,
              YD 761, YZ 186, ZV 679
    1937-47   EY 810, HZ  28, JZ 391, KZ 693, LZ 965, NY 789,
              TZ 214, UY 913, VY 394, WZ 420, YZ 539, ZZ 959
    1948-56   NZ 839, UZ 685, WZ 358

    Omitted prefixes seen:
    1932      GO  37, GU   2
    1935      TF   5
    1937-47   AD 708, FD 548, HD 658, JD 846, MD 609, ND 215, TD 969,
              VD 732, YD 890, ZD 776
    1948-56   FD 559, GD 733, LD 565, PD 845
    1957      KD 508, NG 512, SD 625, WD 626
    1968      SM 745
    1970      BS 117


    1937-47 VERTICAL "CONN" BASE   No Q used.  No C,D,O,R,X in 1st pos.
    1937  Type 1                      1 -    9999             (9,999 P)
    1937  Type 1a               A/    1 - Z/Z 999           (519,480 P)
    1941  Type 2                2/A 380 - 7/V 925           (145,401 P)
    1945  Type 3                7/X 630 - 7/Y 699             (1,069 P)
    1946  Type 1b               8/J 106 - 8/Z 865            (15,745 P)
    1946  Type 4                9/A 525 -
    1946  Type 5                9/E  10 - 9/Z 900            (20,871 P)
    1947  Type 6                A/2 825 - Y/3 949            (32,525 P)
                                                      (TOTAL 762,529 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - No painted border, natural aluminum
    Type 2 - No painted border, painted steel
    Type 3 - No painted border, painted aluminum
    Type 4 - Black border, wider "CONN", reflective brass
    Type 5 - Black border, wider "CONN", painted brass
    Type 6 - As Type 5, but light natural aluminum

    Series C - C/Z, C/2 - C/5 = Combination 1941-47.
    1938 TAB:  410,000 P ordered from manufacturer.

    NEW FORMATS 1941-56  (Letter progresses before small number)
     2/A   1 -  9/Z 999   (199,800)              No Q used.
     A/2 100 -  Z/9 999   (136,800)              No C,D,I,O,Q,R,X used.
    A/A 1000 - B/B 5855   (211,856)              No Q used.
                                                 (Verify AI,AL,AV)


    1948-56 HORIZONTAL "CT" or "CONN" BASE                   No Q used.
    1948  Type 1                      1 -     9999            (9,999 P)
    1948  Type 1a               A/    1 -  Z/Z 999          (519,480 P)
    1948  Type 1b               2/A   1 -  6/I 418          (108,310 P)
    1950  Type 2                6/M 156 -  9/Z 999           (87,757 P)
    1951  Type 2a               A/2 100 -  Z/9 999          (136,800 P)
    1953  Type 3                  10000 -    99999           (90,000 P)
    1954  Type 4               A/A 1000 - A/C 8523           (25,524 P)
    1954  Type 5               A/D 1338 - A/F 8891           (25,554 P)
    1955  Type 6               A/G 8116 - B/B 5855          (150,740 P)
                                                    (TOTAL 1,167,935 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Refl. Light Gold, "CT"         (637,789 P)
    Type 2 - Refl. White, old dies, "CT"    (224,557 P)
    Type 3 - Refl. White, new dies, "CT"    (issued January 1954)
    Type 4 - Heavy natural aluminum, "CT"
    Type 5 - Heavy natural aluminum, "CONN"
    Type 6 - Light natural aluminum, "CONN"

     

     

     

    1957-77 "CONNECTICUT" BASE     No Q used.  No C,D,O,R,X in 1st pos.
    1957    "57"    Type 1            1 -   99999            (99,999 P)
    1957    "57"    Type 1a        I 55, M 2
    1957    "57"    Type 1b        AA 1 -  KL 843           (211,272 P)
    1957    "57"    Type 2       KP 454 -  ZZ 999           (284,262 P)
    1957    "57"    Type 1c      AA1000 -  BH8897           (295,898 P)
    1958    "58"    Type 1d     100-000 - 195-589            (95,590 P)
    1960    "60"    Type 3      208-469 - 592-367           (383,899 P)
    1963  "JULY63"  Type 4      603-773 - 660-796            (57,024 P)
    1963  "OCT 63"  Type 3a     682-939 -
                    Type 4a     684-767 -
    1964  "SEPT64"  Type 3b     690-727 - 743-914            (53,188 P)
    1964  "DEC 64"  Type 4b     771-780 - 908-706           (136,927 P)
    1965  "SEPT65"  Type 3c     925-058 - 982-243            (57,186 P)
                    Type 4c     999-218 -
    1966  "SEPT66"  Type 4d     BJ-1845 - BM-8256            (33,412 P)
                    Type 3d     BN-2638 -
                    Type 4e     BP-7328 - BP-8971             (1,644 P)
    1966  "NOV 66"  Type 3e     BR-7323 - BS-1501             (3,179 P)
    1966  "JULY66"  Type 4f     BS-4641 - BV-6051            (28,411 P)
    1966  "JULY66"  Type 5      BW-5624 - EP-3506           (159,883 P)
    1967  "SEPT67"  Type 6      ER-1935 - ER-8233             (6,299 P)
    1967  "OCT 67"  Type 5a     ES-1522 - ES-5131             (3,610 P)
    1967  "FEB 68"  Type 6a     ET-1442 - FK-6319           (148,878 P)
    1968  "JAN 69"  Type 7      FM-6600 - FO-7422            (18,823 P)
    1968  "JAN 69"  Type 8      FO-9666 - JB-6634           (527,969 P)
    1971  "JUNE71"  Type 9      JC-8231 - NZ-9999         (1,045,769 P)
    1974  "NOV 74"  Type 9a     ZA-1000 - ZF-8070            (52,071 P)
                                                    (TOTAL 3,920,550 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - 8 1/4" legend, square corners, dark blue back, tab slots
    Type 2 - 8 1/8" rounded legend, otherwise as Type 1  (300,000 made)
    Type 3 - 8 1/4" legend, square corners, light blue back, tab slots
    Type 4 - 8 3/8" legend, round corners, light blue back, tab slots
    Type 5 - 8 3/8" legend, round corners, white back, no slots
    Type 6 - 7 3/4" legend, round corners, white back
    Type 7 - 7 3/4" legend, round corners, light blue back
    Type 8 - 7 1/2" legend, square corners, light blue back
    Type 9 - 7 1/2" legend, square corners, white back

    All-numeric series 1 - 999-999 replaced 1992 with same number.
    All other series replaced September 2000 to October 2002 with same
    number.

    1957 TAB    31543 -  914902
    1958 TAB   509439 - 1280006

    AMOUNTS BY FORMAT
          1 -   99999           (99,999)
        A 1 -  ZZ 999          (519,480)
    100-000 - 999-999          (900,000)
     AA1000 - ZZ-9999        (2,401,071)
                       (TOTAL 3,920,550)

    AA-0000 PREFIXES NOT USED        No I,Q used except AI,UI,VI,WI.
    CA-CZ = Combination              No C,D,O,R,X used in 1st position.
    DV    = Disabled Veteran         Verify:
    MD    = Medical Doctor           BO,FL,GD,PP,PU,SV,UP
    SX    = Special Dealer


    1974-77 WHITE CONSTITUTION BASE                        No I,Q used.
    Jun.74  "SEP 74"                 PA-1000 - TP-2717      (523,718 P)
     
    Order of issue:  SA-SZ, PA-PZ, TA-TP.
    Replaced 1991 with same number.


    1977-2001 BLUE CONSTITUTION BASE    No I*,Q, CAA-CZZ, LAA-LZZ used.
    Jan.76  "FEB 77"  Type 1: No map TP-6306 - YZ-9999      (966,694 P)
    1979    "NOV 79"  Type 1a        ZG-5842 - ZZ-9999      (157,158 P)
    7-1-80  "SEPT81"  Type 1b        100-AAA - 999-EVX    (1,985,400 S)
    7-1-87  "SEPT87"  Type 2: Map    100-EVY - 436-NWG    (3,636,337 P)
                                                    (TOTAL 4,760,189 P,
                                                           1,985,400 S)

    *UI,VI,WI issued.
    Replaced September 2000 to August 2002 with same number.
    White/Red replacement sticker (paper or plastic) issued to extend
    expiration of plate being replaced.


    1993-2017 PRESERVE THE SOUND BASE                      No I,Q used.
    Oct.92    "SEPT93"               100-LAA - 530-LEK       (94,931 P)

    Optional $50 extra one-time-cost issue.
    LIS series available for extra fee, prefix or suffix.


    2001-17 GRAPHIC CONSTITUTION BASE
    12-24-99  "JAN2001"  Dot         100-NZN - 999-ZZX    (4,667,400 P)
     7- 9-13             No dot       0AAAA0 -  9AGGX9      (214,400 P)
     1-  -14             Dot         0AG-HA0 - 4AW-VT5      (575,564 P)
     8-  -15             Dot        AA-00000 - AE-68993     (468,994 P)
                                                    (TOTAL 5,926,358 P)
     
    Numbers always progress before letters, regardless of position.
    000-AAA:  No I,Q used, OAA-OZZ and VAA-VZZ omitted.
    0AA-AA0:  No C,I,O,Q,Y,Z reportedly used.

    Windshield stickers began 9/1/2006 for new registrations and
    renewals.  All stickers discontinued starting 8/1/2010, with 2012
    being the last one.

    Optional Plate Suffixes (omitted from regular issue):
    Kids -    KID, TOT, ZZZ, ZZY
    Pets -    PET, DOG, CAT, TLC, WAG, WOF, WUF
    Veteran - VET, VAA-VAV
    Veteran Combination - VSA-VSE,VCN
    Veteran Commercial - VZW,VZM
    United We Stand - USA
    Olympic - WIN