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    TEXAS

    1917-22 UNDATED "TEX" BASE
    1917 Type 1                    0 - 407724               (407,725 P)
    1920 Type 2               417833 - 525531               (107,699 P)
    1921 Type 3               541245 - 766826               (225,582 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - S.G. Adams dies, 6-digit 16" length, thick steel
    Type 2 - New dies, 14 5/8" length
    Type 3 - As Type 1, but thin steel


    1917-24 SEALS  (No 1923 seal issued)     All mounted on front only.
    1917-18 not numbered. Some 1918 are 3" (M/C?), not 3 7/8" diameter.
    1919   B/4828, C/56175, F/4957, G     , H/ 874, I/3255, K/8508,
           M     , Q/5630,  R/7395, U/2659, V/8286, W     , Y/13474
          (unnumbered seals reported) (Galveston Co. began at #G 101)
    1920   12995 - 452932
    1921       1 - 501300 allotted, 530934 seen
    1922       1 - 584000 allotted, 603351 seen
    1924   3*384 - 819*975


    1923-24 UNDATED "TEXAS" BASE
    1923 Type 1                    1 - 697*556              (697,556 P)
    1924 Type 2              723*798 - 934*895              (211,098 P)
    1924 Type 3              936*696 - 998*865               (62,170 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Regular dies, small star, 6-digit 16" length
    Type 2 - New dies, small star, 15" length
    Type 3 - As Type 2, but large star

    Initial allottment to 584*000, supplemental to 600*000.
    300,000 P ordered in Types 2/3.


    1925-42 FORMATS
    1925-27   1 - 999*999,   A00*000 -   A99*999     (Truck began 1925)
    1928-30   1 - 999*999, 1-000*000 - 1-399*999
    1931      1 -  9*9999,   A0*0000 -   P9*9999     (No I,O used)
    1932-42   1 - 999*999,   A00*000 -   Y99*999     (A,F,K,N,V,Y only)
                                                      X = Exempt

     
    YEAR    INITIAL   SUPPLE.  OBSERVED        TOTAL PAIRS OF EACH
    1925    780*000   847*725   934*565     780,000   847,725   934,565
    1926    889*100   895*150   996*899     889,100   895,150   996,899
    1927    993*600   998*600   A68*259     993,600   998,600 1,068,259
    1928  1-025*000 1-100*000 1-113*784   1,025,000 1,100,000 1,113,784
    1929  1-100*000 1-200*000 1-194*959   1,100,000 1,200,000 1,194,959
    1930  1-225*000           1-358*090   1,225,000           1,358,090
    1931    N7*0000             P4*9451   1,370,000           1,449,451
    1932    N73*350   V50*000   V18*013   1,373,350 1,450,000 1,418,013
    1933    F36*000             F89*026   1,136,000           1,189,026
    1934    A50*000             F34*468   1,050,000           1,134,468
    1935    A56*000             F63*901   1,056,000           1,163,901
    1936    A88 000             K30 052   1,088,000           1,230,052
    1937    F32*400             K82*951   1,132,400           1,282,951
    1938    K28*000   K50*000   K87*720   1,228,000 1,250,000 1,287,720
    1939    K31*000   K75*000   N17*889   1,231,000 1,275,000 1,317,889
    1940    K63*200             V05*201   1,263,200           1,405,201
    1941    N16*650             V69*322   1,316,650           1,469,322
    1942    V36*500   Y08*975   Y78*579   1,436,500 1,508,975 1,578,579

    1929, 1932, 1938-39 supplemental are amounts manufactured.

    ADMINISTRATION ASSIGNED           1-3-DIGITS SEEN
    1917-25   1 - 3                   1925  *1
    1926      1 - 15                  1931  *22*, *166*
    1927      1 - 200                 1933  * 1 *, *689*
    1928-30   1 - 100                 1935  *689*
    1931      1 - 300                 1936  TEX 67 TEX
    1932-36   1 - 100                 1937  *64*, *158*
    1937-38   1 - 200                 1938  *64*, *329*
    1939-42   1 - 250                 1939  *715* (*1* - *999* ordered)
                                      1940  *242*
                                      1941  *64*


    1943-64 FORMAT     AA   10 - YZ 9999     No G,I,O,Q,W,XA-XZ used.*
    1943-44 are tabs                         Letters stacked 1943-55.
                                             Star hyphen added 1957-64.
    *W added in all series 1951-64.
    Non-Pass. 1943-51:  MA-TZ, VA-VZ, XA-ZZ
    Prefixes omitted:  BS  (1953 replaced with PA, 1954-64),
                       SB  (1956-64, Verify 1955),  SD  (1960 only)
    Windshield sticker issued to expire 7/15/1947 due to plate delay.
     
     
    YEAR   INITIAL  SUPPLE.  OBSERVED          TOTAL OF EACH
    1943   FS 3199           HH 1479  1,192,000             1,320,150
    1944   HD 2799           HJ 9600  1,291,500             1,338,261
    1945   HD 7999           HL 7891  1,296,700             1,356,532
    1946   HJ 5699  HV 4799  JB 6899  1,334,360  1,433,360  1,485,410
    1947   JL 1949           JU 6130  1,560,380             1,634,491
    1948   JN 3399           KU 6386  1,581,810             1,844,537
    1949   KX 9999           LY 7327  1,868,130             2,094,865
    1950   KY 6999           UE 2183  1,875,120             2,359,814
    1951   WE 1749           UR 7200  2,239,500             2,554,641
    1952   ND 1899           PJ 1677  2,449,440             2,708,958
    1953   NF 8649           PJ 7158  2,476,170             2,714,539
    1954   NJ 2699           PX 8710  2,480,210             2,825,881
    1955   NZ 3999  RZ 1324  SD 2833  2,621,370  3,058,255  3,099,724
    1956   RM 5099  ST 5449  SV 5095  2,952,140  3,212,230  3,231,856
    1957   TY*1999  UP*7099  UR*2457  3,478,510  3,623,470  3,628,818
    1958   TT*5899  UL*24    TT*5863  3,432,460  3,586,425  3,432,424
    1959   TY*8224  UK*1049  UK*2121  3,484,735  3,577,460  3,578,532
    1960   TT*5599  UF*4999  UN*6810  3,422,170  3,541,450  3,613,191
    1961   UC*8699  UR*124   UY*8682  3,525,170  3,626,485  3,704,973
    1962   VA*8999  VL*199   VZ*3971  3,725,270  3,806,380  3,930,032
    1963   VL*2499  VZ*5149  WS*6649  3,808,680  3,931,210  4,082,560
    1964   WH*7299  YN*1199  YT*373   4,003,290  4,266,920  4,306,054

    Amounts manufactured:
    1957   UU*1999   (3,658,330)
    1958   UM*9999   (3,606,390)
    1959   UM*8224   (3,604,615)


    1965-74 FORMAT        BBB*10 - ZZZ*999        No A,E,I,O,Q,U used.
                                                  No star in 1965 only.

    YEAR   INITIAL  SUPPLE.  OBSERVED       TOTAL PAIRS OF EACH
    1965   NXX 774  PHD 349  PHD 52   4,312,215  4,455,340  4,455,043
    1966   PLY*299  PXH*74   PXM*895  4,530,530  4,695,635  4,700,416
    1967   PZN*899  RKN*99   RKN*217  4,741,010  4,898,610  4,898,728
    1968   RJC*274  RRV*99   RSM*10   4,868,095  5,000,580  5,014,351
    1969   RNS*674  RPK*399  RWV*920  4,959,575  4,973,160  5,080,601
    1970   RWN*799  RXM*999  SDN*726  5,074,540  5,093,550  5,193,267
    1971   STF*49            SWD*145  5,424,250             5,462,956
    1972   SXD*424  TCN*49   TKK*655  5,483,035  5,568,880  5,686,216
    1973   TDN*199  TVX*649  VDD*982  5,586,760  5,851,540  5,975,623
    1974   TXY*299  VHT*724  VMG*781  5,894,750  6,049,615  6,118,998

    1965:  Made through PHG 999 (4,457,970)
    1966:  Made through PYK*999 (4,718,340)
    1968:  RSP reported.


    1975-85 BLACK/WHITE BASE                               No I,O used.
    1975      "75"    Type 1        AAA*10 - MMV*331      (6,528,382 P)
    Nov.75    "75"    Type 2       MMV-513 - QQX-780      (1,784,248 P)
    Aug.77    "77"    Type 3        QQY-13 - ZZZ-999      (5,345,997 P)
    Feb.82  "JUN 82"  Type 3a      001-AAA - 999-HEW      (4,144,851 P)
                                                   (TOTAL 17,803,881 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Dated "75", star
    Type 2 - Dated "75", map
    Type 3 - Undated, map

    Initial allottment AAA*10 - MJQ*749 (6,452,570 P).
    Starting May 1988, all plates replaced after 8 years of use.
    Types 1-2 replaced by 1989, Type 3 replaced by 1990, Type 3a
    replaced by 1993.


    1985-2001 DARK BLUE & RED/WHITE BASE          No A,E,I,O,Q,U used.*
     3- 1-85  "AUG 85"  Type 1      001-HEX - 999-KZZ     (1,609,389 P)
    Oct.85    "APR 86"  Type 2      001-LAA - 974-PAY     (1,748,225 P)
    Jul.86    "NOV 86"  Type 3      975-PAY - 999-ZZZ     (6,296,722 P)
     1- 4-90  "AUG 90"  Type 3a     BBB-01B - BKW-99Z       (310,860 P)
     4- 4-90  "SEP 90"  Type 4      BKX-01B - GTX-99Z     (3,445,200 P)
     1-28-92  "OCT 92"  Type 5      GTY-01B - TKS-16B     (7,632,916 P)
    12-29-95            Type 6      VJL-01K - WSJ-99F     (1,064,943 P)
     3- 1-96            Type 7      TKV-13P - VJL-99J       (738,132 P)
     3- 1-96            Type 7a     WSJ-01G - ZZZ-99Z     (2,640,924 P)
     2- 3-98            Type 8      B01-BBB - C02-YCS     (1,508,069 P)
    Dec.98              Type 9      C99-YDG - J99-GPZ     (3,424,906 P)
                                                   (TOTAL 30,427,515 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - "SESQUICENTENNIAL" at bottom
    Type 2 - "SESQUICENTENNIAL" at top
    Type 3 - No slogan, larger red "TEXAS"
    Type 4 - No slogan, flag at left, blue "TEXAS"
    Type 5 - "THE LONE STAR STATE", flag at left, no hologram
    Type 6 - "150 YEARS of STATEHOOD"
    Type 7 - "THE LONE STAR STATE", flag at left, with hologram
    Type 8 - As Type 7, but flag at right, sticker boxes
    Type 9 - As Type 8, but no sticker boxes

    *Types 1-3:  A,E,Q,U used.
    Types 3a-9:  Numbers progress before letters, regardless of
                 position.  Letters progress from right to left.
    Type 6:  Initial allottment VJL-01K - WPS-99V. (1,000,791 P)
             Assignment includes 8 suffixes too many.

    All plates replaced after 8 years of use, starting May 1988.
    Type 1 replaced by 1994, Type 2 replaced by 1995, Types 3-3a
    replaced by 1998, Type 4 replaced by 2000.


    2001-10 NIGHTTIME GRAPHIC                      No A,E,I,O,Q,U used.
     2-14-00            Type 1      J01-GRB - Z99-ZZZ    (10,905,840 P)
    11-24-04            Type 1a     001-BBB - 096-FBN     (1,208,886 P)
                        Type 2      351-FCD - 911-HWL     (1,105,455 P)
    10-24-05            Type 3      006-HWM - 999-ZZZ     (5,665,055 P)
     9-20-07            Type 3a     BBB-001 - VLX-905     (6,171,728 P)
                                                   (TOTAL 25,069,568 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Steel, solid red map
    Type 2 - Aluminum, solid red map
    Type 3 - Aluminum, flag map

    001-BBB - 999-ZZZ (7,992,000)
     
     
    2010-13 SKY BASE                               No A,E,I,O,Q,U used.
     7-1-09                       BB1-B001 - DX8-J930    (10,396,524 P)
     
    Progression is BB1 - BB9, then BC1, etc.  DV omitted.
    DZ5-H930 reported.
    Medium blue sky:             BT2?    , BW9-V863 - CJ3-V996
    Darker blue sky:  BT2-G896 - BW9-T969
    Light blue sky (June 2011):            CJ3-W031 - DZ5-H930 (reported)
     
     
    2013-17 CLASSIC BASE                           No A,E,I,O,Q,U used.
    July 12                       BBB-0001 - HMJ-9186    (21,867,000 P)