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    MASSACHUSETTS
    Numbering began at 1 all years.  23510 highest listed 1909.
    Truck began 1911.  Branch office distribution began 1924.
    #666,666 also seen 1927.
     
    1903-07 AUTOMOBILE REGISTER BASE:

    MARK      OBSERVED PLATES      TOTAL      GAP
    None           1 -  4959      (4,959)      52
     "64"       5012 -  5513        (502)     116
     "74"       5630 -  6458        (829)      65
     "84"       6524 -  6896        (373)      96
     "84"       6993 -  7022         (30)     181
     "94"       7204 -  8361      (1,158)     332
    "104"       8694 -  8997        (304)      13
     "45"       9011 -  9897        (887)     189
     "55"      10087 - 10305        (219)       2
     "65"      10308 - 11806      (1,499)     281
     "36"      12088 - 12838        (751)     162
     "46"      13001 - 15806      (2,806)     233
     "76"      16040 - 16423        (384)     133
     "86"      16557 - 17923      (1,367)     169
    "126"      18093 -                (1)     265
     "17"      18359 - 19813      (1,455)      99
     "27"      19913 - 21016      (1,104)     217
     "47"      21234 - 21259         (26)     110
     "57"      21370 - 21637        (268)     634
     "77"      22272 - 22313         (42)     322
     "87"      22535 - 22777        (243)     221
     "97"      23100 - 23334        (235)      60
    "107"      23395 - 23994        (600)        
     
    No slots       1 -  6896, slots           6993 - 23994   (17,002)
    Black back     1 - 11997, white back     12293 - 23994   (11,702)
    Serial font A  1 - 15758, serial font B  16040 - 23994    (7,955)


    1908    17433            1921   259,577            1934   748,877*
    1909    23464            1922   321,095            1935   733,466*
    1910    28900            1923   401,403            1936   728,351*
    1911    32771            1924   472,330            1937   754,738*
    1912    40626            1925   545,103            1938   750-884*
    1913    54042            1926   597,178*           1939   770-203*
    1914    61565            1927   623,766*           1940   778-313
    1915    79250            1928   643,981*           1941   851-278
    1916   101180            1929   711,477            1942   854-111
    1917   126,973           1930   748,910*           1945   798-787*
    1918   141,672           1931   792,032*           1946   842-580*
    1919   176,152           1932   739,784*           1947   896-180*
    1920   218,779           1933   758,948*           1948   947-144*
     
     
    RESERVED SERIES  (No extra fee until 1967 when $2 fee began)
    1908-24:  #1 -   5,000
    1925-26:  #1 -  10,000
    1927-49:  #1 - 100,000
    1950-53:  #1 - 100-000, K 1 - K10-000
    1954-56:  #1 - 100-000, K 1 - K10-000, H 1 - H10-000

    1949-66 FORMATS          RESERVED                  STANDARD
                         1 - 99999, 100-000        100-001 - 999-999
                       K 1 - K9999, K10-000        K10-001 - K99-999

    Newspaper articles from 8/3/49 and 9/26/49 mentioned that after
    999-999, the letter prefix "K" was to be issued soon, starting at
     
    K20-001.  Since #K10-315 and K17-978 are verified, either:
     
    1.) The start was revised to K10-001 when issuance began, or
    2.) K10-001 - K20-000 was filled in after K99-999 was reached.

    Non-Pass. Prefixes:  A,B,C,D,M,S,T,V,
                         R (1949-59),  F (1952-57)

           INITIAL ASSIGNMENT   GRAND TOTAL   RESERVED
    1942         760,000           854,111    100,000    11.7%
    1948                           947,144*   100,000    10.6%
    1949                         1,275,907    106,226     8.3%
    1951         875,000         1,347,419    108,094     8.0%
    1953       1,173,998         1,463,274    118,596     8.1%
    1955       1,179,997         1,572,109    119,108     7.6%
    1957                         1,677,499    129,560     7.7%
    1959                         1,787,779    149,999     8.4%
    1961       1,499,994         1,913,781    169,823     8.9%
    1963       1,599,993         1,821,249*   169,825     9.3%
    1964       1,793,814         2,125,152    204,424     9.6%
    1966                         1,965,444    216,474    11.0%

    (Highest numbers observed in letter series 1949-80 - See Misc. 1)

    https://secure.rmv.state.ma.us/DupReg/regInquiry.aspx
    Plate Type:  PAY
     
    1967-73 BLUE/WHITE BASE                             No I,O,Q used.*
    1-1-67  (Undated)  FORMAT      100-001 - 999-999        (899,999 P)
    1-1-67  (Undated)  FORMAT      E10-001 - Y99-999      (1,259,986 P)
    2-1-69  "JAN 71"   FORMAT      100-00E - 999-99Z      (1,009,209 P)
                                           (TOTAL RESERVED   223,278 P)
                                           (TOTAL STANDARD 3,169,194 P)
                                           (GRAND TOTAL    3,392,472 P)

    Reserved Series:  1 - 100-000, E 1 - Z10-000, A - Z, 1 A - 1000 Z.
    *except reserved series I, O, Q, Q 1000, 100 Q.
    Non-Pass. Prefixes:  A,B,C,D,M,S,T,V

    Replaced 1972-73.
    NOV-DEC 72 expirations replaced with OCT 74 red bases.
    NOV-DEC 73 expirations replaced with NOV-DEC 75 red bases.

    1973-80 RED/WHITE BASE                            No G,I,O,Q used.*
    1-1-72  "OCT 73"   FORMAT      1E-0000 - 9X-9999        (810,531 P)
    1-1-73  "OCT 74"   FORMAT      10E-000 - 99R-990         (80,885 P)
    1-1-73  "JAN 75"   FORMAT      E10-000 - Y99-999        (990,000 P)
    1-1-73  "JAN 75"   FORMAT      100-00E - 999-99Y        (804,146 P)
    1-1-73  "JAN 75"   FORMAT      100-000 - 999-999        (900,000 P)
    Nov.74  "OCT 76"   New letters added in above formats   (285,434 P)
                                           (TOTAL RESERVED   230,354 P)
                                           (TOTAL STANDARD 3,864,331 P)
                                           (GRAND TOTAL    4,101,350 P)

    Reserved Series:  1 - 99999, E 1 - Z 9999, A - Z, 1 A - 9999 Z.
    (D 197, L 2459, S 144, Y 6963, 1082 D , 993 P, 371 Q, 155 Z seen,
     7B8 added "AUG 77")
    *except reserved series G, I, O, Q, G 9270, 1000 G, Q 1000, 371 Q.
    Non-Pass. Prefixes:  A,B,C,T,V

    NOV-DEC 74 expirations never existed.
    New NOV-DEC registrations discontinued January 1977, so no natural
    "DEC 78" exists.
    NOV-DEC 80 expirations replaced with OCT 82 green bases.
    NOV-DEC 81 expirations reassigned to last-digit month and
    renewed to JAN-OCT 83.

    Red/White and Green/White bases issued in alternating weeks
    from March 1977 "FEB 79" to May 1978 "APR 80".
    Reserved series 1 - 9999 replaced 1981-82.
    All other series replaced 1982-83.

    1979-95 GREEN/WHITE BASE                     No Q,U, OAA-OZZ used.*
    3-1-77  "FEB 79"                   100-AAA - 999-VZZ  (9,849,600 S)
    2-1-81  "JAN 83"  Reserved Series        1 -    9999
    2-1-83  "JAN 85"  Renewals         100-000 - 999-999    (900,000 S)
    2-1-83  "JAN 85"  All other Reserved Series
    Nov.89  "OCT 91"  Recycled Numbers           774-LLB highest seen
                                                      (All months seen)
                                          (TOTAL STANDARD 10,749,600 S)

    *Except on reserved series.  JAN-OCT expirations used only.
    *Q,U used in 6th position on very early and very late issues.
     (324-ALQ "APR 79", 901-AHQ, 330-AEQ seen 1992.)

    Reserved Series same as 1973-80, with new formats added:
    A1A - Z99Z, 1A1 - 9ZZ9, O1 - O999, O01 - O099, all I combinations.
    Non-Pass. Prefixes:  A,B,C,T,V.

    All Reserved series replaced 1989-90.
    All Standard series currently revalidated.
    Currently issued only for replacements.

    1991-2017 SPIRIT OF AMERICA BASE
     2-1-89  "JAN 91"  Type 1      All Reserved Series
    10-1-93  "MAR 95"  Type 1a     100-ZAA - 999-WZZ      (2,073,600 P)
    10-1-95  "SEP 97"  Type 1b     1000 AA - 9999 ZZ      (4,622,400 P)
    11-1-01  "OCT 03"  Type 1c     10A A00 - 99Z Z99      (4,257,000 P)
    11-1-06  "OCT 08"  Type 1d     100 AA0 - 999 ZZ9      (4,177,800 P)
    11-27-07 "OCT 09"  Type 1e     1AA 100 - 9ZZ 999      (2,379,335 P)
    11-3-11  "OCT 13"  Type 1f     1AAA 10 - 9ZZZ 90        (705,548 P)
                                          (TOTAL STANDARD 18,215,683 P)

    Type 1:   Reserved series same as 1977-90;  all letters used.
    Type 1a:  Progression is ZAA-ZZZ, YAA-YZZ, XAA-XZZ, WAA-WZZ.
              No Q,U used. (207,360 per month)
    Type 1b:  No Q,U used.  IA-IZ, OA-OZ omitted.
              (475,200 per month except JAN 367,200, FEB 453,600)
    Type 1c:  Progression is 10A A01 - 99A A01, 10A B01 - 99Z Z01,
              10A A11 - 99Z Z91.  No I,O,Q,U used.
              (435,600 per month except MAY 390,060, JUN 382,140)
    Type 1d:  No I,O,Q,U used.  (435,600 per month except OCT 257,400)
    Type 1e:  Progression is 1AA-1ZZ, then 2AA-2ZZ, etc.
              No I,O,Q,U used.  (392,040 per month)
    Type 1f:  Progression is 1AAA - 1ZZZ, then 2AAA etc.
              No I,O,Q,U used.  (862,488 per month)

    STANDARD SERIES
    Feb.94  "JAN 96"   101-ZAA - 991-WZZ   1001 AA - 9991 TZ
    Mar.94  "FEB 96"   102-ZAA - 992-WZZ   1002 AA - 9992 YZ
    Dec.93  "MAR 95"   103-ZAA - 993-WZZ   1003 AA - 9993 ZZ
    Jan.94  "APR 95"   104-ZAA - 994-WZZ   1004 AA - 9994 ZZ
    Jun.94  "MAY 96"   105-ZAA - 995-WZZ   1005 AA - 9995 ZZ
    Jul.93  "JUN 95"   106-ZAA - 996-WZZ   1006 AA - 9996 ZZ
    Aug.94  "JUL 96"   107-ZAA - 997-WZZ   1007 AA - 9997 ZZ
    Sep.94  "AUG 96"   108-ZAA - 998-WZZ   1008 AA - 9998 ZZ
    Oct.93  "SEP 95"   109-ZAA - 999-WZZ   1009 AA - 9999 ZZ
    Nov.93  "OCT 95"   100-ZAA - 990-WZZ   1000 AA - 9990 ZZ
     
    STANDARD SERIES
    JAN   10A A01 - 99Z Z91   100 AA1 - 999 ZZ1   1AA 101 - 8GR 111
    FEB   10A A02 - 99Z Z92   100 AA2 - 999 ZZ2   1AA 102 - 5DR 812
    MAR   10A A03 - 99Z Z93   100 AA3 - 999 ZZ3   1AA 103 - 6RR 793
    APR   10A A04 - 99Z Z94   100 AA4 - 999 ZZ4   1AA 104 - 6DD 174
    MAY   10A A05 - 99Y Z85   100 AA5 - 999 ZZ5   1AA 105 - 6AA 195
    JUN   10A A06 - 99T Z86   100 AA6 - 999 ZZ6   1AA 106 - 5AM 266
    JUL   10A A07 - 99Z Z97   100 AA7 - 999 ZZ7   1AA 107 - 5JT 377
    AUG   10A A08 - 99Z Z98   100 AA8 - 999 ZZ8   1AA 108 - 6CR 138
    SEP   10A A09 - 99Z Z99   100 AA9 - 999 ZZ9   1AA 109 - 5VS 259
    OCT   10A A00 - 99Z Z90   100 AA0 - 999 NZ0   1AA 100 - 9ZZ 990
                                                  1AAA 10 - 8HZJ 20