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    NORTH CAROLINA

     

    Highest 1909-13 prestate plate known:  #6674

     

    1913 plates issued to new registrations only.  1913/14 registration

    list contains passenger numbers 7928, 8512 and 9745.

    Truck began 6-30-20.

     

    6-30-13   6826 -   7977   (1,152 S)

    6-30-14    109 -   7515,  Dealer 8035 - 8229

              8522 -  12438   (3,917 S)

    6-30-15     57 -  16345,  Dealer  D-1 - D-199, D200 - D227

    6-30-16    469 -  24950

    6-30-17    206 -  39701

    6-30-18    369 -  64-914

    6-30-19   1715 -  79-325

    6-30-20    140 - 105347

    6-30-21    319 - 130-217

    6-30-22     22 - 213-097*

    6-30-23    347 - 180545

    6-30-24    324 - 261-993

    6-30-25   1211 - 319-360*

    6-30-26   1595 - 347-354  (360,000 ordered)

     

    HORSEPOWER   6-30-27     1927       1928       1929       1930       1931

    35+           8001 A                                    101-370A   101 1 848

                  9946 A                                    102-763A

    31 - 34      12-001B              B506-810   104-199B   103-463B   105 2 695

                 12-197B                                    106-661B   108 2 585

    26 - 30      18-001C    96-989C   C511-261   105-172C   119-567C   115 3 582

                 45-615C   103-892C   C555-436*  142-718C   167-456C   193 3 381

     1 - 25      48-001E   115-480E   E102-736   149-277    201-143    200 4 442

                368-951E   495-478E   E499-218   555-649    595-795    482 4 743

    26 - 30     400-001C                         572-290C   606-005C

                420-911C                         579-780C*  607-022C*

     

    6-30-27:  20,000 more "C" class ordered when it was learned that Dodge cars

              would be in this class. 

    1931, 1933-36:  "1" flanked by small triangles; "2" to "4" are inside box.

     

    1932    100-438  -  414-564  (No codes or blocks)

     

    1933-36

     

    WEIGHT         1933           1934           1935           1936

     "3"         100 3 340      104 3 187      105 3 725

                 111 3 299      113 3 226      115 3 804

     "2"         120 2 086      130 2 138      123 2 201

                 176 2 992      195 2 243      197 2 197

     "1"         202 1 489      207 1 542      200 1 558      106 1 832

                 463 1 966      492 1 984*     499 1 998      489 1 796

     "2"                                       500 2 542      506 2 900

                                               517 2 168      544 2 405

     

    1934 fees and numbers as follows (probably also 1933 and 1935):

     

    3 = Over $20     100-001 - 115-000

    2 = $15 to $20   120-001 - 180-000

    1 = Under $15    200-001 - 450-000

     

            TRUCK B/1 - B/5         PASSENGER            "FARMER"

    1937   120 109 - 180 728    208-599 - 651-086

    1938   101 760 - 143 462    204-261 - 645-148

    1939   104 017 - 197 018    200-504 - 685-470

    1940   101 607 - 186 973    201-346 - 704-912

    1941   103 560 - 193 550    202-563 - 774-163*     (Began 1942)

    1942   103 396 - 195 260    202-014 - 761-187    900-361 - 909-030

     

    1941-55:  1 - 200 = Official, reflective in 1949.

             (Also seen:  6-30-27 #20, 1932 #1)

     

    1943 TAB   116772 - 516624, 742753 - 753554

     

    1943:  1942 bases ran out about 9/15/1943, so 1941 plates were

           issued until the 1944 plates went on sale in November 1943.

     

    1944-49:  Truck plates appear identical to passenger plates.

              1945 #145-398 and 1946 #157-326 reported in period news

              articles as being truck licenses, and 1946 chart sent to

              20th Century-Fox Studios shows truck as #100-001.  1948

              chart shows truck as #800-001, so number blocks assumed

              as shown below. 

     

                 TRUCK              PASSENGER             "FARMER"

    1944   103-017 - 171-958    200-094 - 706-505*   900-837 - 905-010

    1945   113-657 - 183-156    201-443 - 702-664    900-733 - 906-664

    1946   121-411 - 194-435    207-644 - 747-644    900-835 - 901-667

      

               PASSENGER              TRUCK               "FARMER"

    1947   103-122 - 681-940    803-125 - 915-048    975-903 - 978-243

    1948   100-186 - 759-765    800-500 - 948-995    976-908 - 982-725

    1949   100-635 - 758-310,   802-623 - 956-219    976-703 - 981-301

            W-4860 - W-13751   (760-622, 762-581,

                                763-649, 771-344,

                                772-962, 781-499,

                                786-024, 787-247,

                                794-611, 795-575)

     

    1950-55   100-001 - 760-000,

               W-1001 - W-99999

     

    BLOCKS        PASSENGER            "TRUCK"           "FARM TRUCK"

    1950      100-001 - 760-000   760-001 - 934-363   960-001 - 969-343

    1951      100-001 - 754-348   781-317 - 937-410   980-123 - 985-688

    1952      100-001 - 750-455   776-932 - 944-149   974-072 - 987-063

    1953      100-001 - 746-049   762-807 - 947-434

    1954      100-001 - 739-005   746-888 - 959-423   970-888 - 991-694

    1955      100-001 - 745-000   745-001 - 965-000   965-001 - 992-188

     

    R = Raleigh Mail Order (R-1001 - R-51000 in 1954).

    Non-Pass. Prefixes:  B,C,D,F,H,J,K,L,M,P,S,T,U,Y,Z.

     

     1950       1951       1952       1953       1954       1955

    W-99129    W-82138    W-88736    W-94973    W-98588    W-96122

    R-73930    R-91653    R-98265    R-98602    R-88945    R-96491

               N-38489    N-75289    N-91959    N-96677    N-85559

                                     X-45897    X-95531    X-88293

                                                           A-98918

                                                           V-21954

     

    1956-72       Full series:  A-1 - A-9999, AA-1 - AZ-9999, B-1, etc.

                  1000 series:  A-1 - A-1000, AA-1 - AZ-1000, B-1, etc.

     

    No G,I,O,Q used.  No J,P used in 1st position.  J = Judicial.

    1 - 200 without letters = Official.  H = Highway (1956-62?).

    Last U seen:  1965.  No U used 1969-72.

    VD recalled 1956, omitted 1969, 1971.

     

    (For known number ranges, see Misc. #1.)

     

    1973    AAA-101 - HVA-166      No G,I,O,Q U used.     (2,680,884 S)

     

    1974    AAA-101 - JBA-871      No G,I,O,Q,U used.     (2,794,863*S)

      

    1975-83 FIRST IN FREEDOM BASE                    No G,I,O,Q,U used.

    1975              Type 1       AAA-101 - PMS-752      (4,959,536 S)

    1978        "78"  Type 2       PNB-651 - SXS-320        (936,428 S)

    1980        "80"  Type 3       SYE-209 - XFN-618      (1,328,233 S)

    Jun.81  "JUN 82"  Type 4       XHA-894 - YJV-275        (429,104 S)

    Feb.82  "FEB 83"  Type 5       YKH-533 - ZRV-979        (500,291 S)

                                                    (TOTAL 8,188,235 S)

     

    Description of Types:

    Type 1 - Dated "75", with slogan

    Type 2 - Undated, no slogan                 (PNA reported as start)

    Type 3 - Dated "1980" top, no slogan

    Type 4 - Dated "1981" bottom, no slogan     (XHA reported as start)

    Type 5 - Dated "1982" bottom, no slogan

     

    1975 AAA-101 - JAY-999 (2,793,193 S) replaced by August 1982.

    1976 JBA-101 - MYZ-999 (1,548,078 S) replaced by March 1986.

    1982 Type 5 replaced by September 1991, although some still seen.

     

     

    1983-2008 BLUE FIRST IN FLIGHT BASE             No G,I,O,Q,U used.*

    Apr.82  "APR 83"  Type 1       ZSA-174 -  ZZZ-999       (132,080 S)

    May 82  "MAY 83"  Type 1a       AAA-11 -   XFR-12       (725,042 S)

    Sep.82  "SEP 83"  Type 1b      AAA-101 -  BKS-627       (560,604 S)

    Apr.83  "APR 84"  Type 2       BLK-483 -  DBV-418       (649,014 S)

    Apr.84  "APR 85"  Type 1c      DCA-427 -  DTT-375       (258,861 S)

                      Type 2a      DVD-673 -  DVP-650         (8,069 S)

    Jun.84  "JUN 85"  Type 1d      DWH-361 -  JAY-692     (1,276,912 S)

                                           (TOTAL 6-FIGURE 2,924,966 S)

    Mar.85  "MAR 86"  Type 3      ANA-1001 - ANE-1001        (35,997 S)

    Apr.85  "JUL 85"  Type 4      ANH-2434 - KSS-4936    (All 7-figure

    Apr.97   "4-98"   Type 5      KNN-5503 - LZC-3081     types overlap

                      Type 6      LZA-9046 - MWY-4182     except 7/8)

    Jan.00   "1-01"   Type 7      MTT-1840 - NRE-6213

            "11-01"   Type 8      NRF-9499 - NZS-6209

                      Type 9      NVN-4691 - PRW-3522

    2001              Type 10     PRD-2333 - PZY-9265

    Aug.02            Type 11     PZM-4117 - RWX-1001    (7-FIGURE

                      Type 12     RWV-9999 - WTF-1973     31,787,379 S)

                                             (GRAND TOTAL 34,712,345 S)

     

    Description of Types:

    Type 1 - Reflective, wide 1956-82 dies     (ZSA, DCA rep. as start)

    Type 2 - Non-reflective, wide 1956-82 dies      (BLH rep. as start)

    Type 3 - Reflective, narrow dies, short hyphen, close spacing

    Type 4 - As Type 3, but long dash, wide spacing, no triangles (3M)

    Type 5 - As Type 4, but triangles added beneath upper holes,

             "97" in lower corners                (Avery)

    Type 6 - As Type 5, but "98" in lower corners (Avery)

    Type 7 - As Type 5, but "99" in lower corners (Avery)

    Type 8 - As Type 4, but "99" hologram (3M)

    Type 9 - As Type 4, but "00" hologram

    Type 10 - As Type 4 but "01" hologram

    Type 11 - As Type 4, but "02" hologram

    Type 12 - As Type 4, but "03" hologram

     

    *OBX-1001 - OBX-9999 specially issued 12/22/1999 to 7/25/2000,

    "1-01", for Dare County (Outer Banks), for $20 extra annually.

    OBX-01 - OBX-0999 added 8/14/2000, "8-01".

    OBX10000 - OBX41251 added starting 3/7/2006 (still blue).

    Type 1a uses numbers 11 - 100 only.

    Types 1b, 2, 1c, 2a and 1d issued to new registrations only.

    Types 3-12:  No A-M used in 2nd position.  FVA-FZZ omitted.

                 KXK recalled.

    All 5-6-figure plates and 7-figure plates up to HZZ-9999 scheduled

    to be replaced by the end of July 2008.

     

     

    2008-11 RED FIRST IN FLIGHT BASE                 No G,I,O,Q,U used.

    4/16/07  "4 08"               WTF-1995 - ZND-9976     (4,903,438 S)

     

    Numbering system continues from previous base.  XXX series recalled

    after about 1,000 issued; all counted in total.

     

     

    2011-17 NEW BLUE BASE                            No G,I,O,Q,U used.

    2010      Type 1              ZNE-1005 - ZZZ-9999     (1,853,790 S)

    11/16/11  Type 1a             AAA-1001 - EBR-2227     (8,622,269 S)

                                                   (TOTAL 10,476,059 S)

    Type 1a:  No N-Z used in 2nd position.

     

    2016-17 NEW FIRST IN FREEDOM BASE                No G,I,O,Q,U used.

    7/1/15  "07-16"               PAA-1001 - PDV-3131       (713,052 S)