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    WASHINGTON
     
    Highest 1905-15 prestate plate known:  #41846
     
    State-issued plates began 3/1/1915, dated 1916.  1916-21 plates
    show expiration dates.  County distribution began 1934.

    TYPE       KEY     1916               1917               1918
    Passenger   X      1 - 25000          1 - 36000          1 - 47934
    For Hire    A  25001 - 30000      36001 - 38700      56168 - 59346
    Truck       T  30001 - 31000      38701 - 41900      50273 -
                                                         51870 - 55371
    Truck Hire  H  31001 - 32000      41901 - 42500
    Stage       S  32001 - 33000      42501 - 43000      59488 - 59787
    Exempt      E  35001 - 35300      43001 - 43300      60333 -
    DEALER (D)  -  33001 - 35000      43301 - 44200      49348 - 49540,
                                                         50450 - 50571
    (Overflow)  T  35854 - 37368   H  44863 -         T  60805 -
                X  37984 - 39191  (D) 44903 -         X  61840 - 64582
                A  39294 -         T  45393 -         X  66493 -
                X  40486 - 41745   X  45836 - 45986  (D) 66668 -
                T  42245 -        (D) 46323 -         X  68177 - 71814
                X  42344 - 45006   X  47396 -        (D) 72648 -
                                   A  47510 -         T  72878 - 73045
                                   X  48174 -         X  73720 - 88828
                                   H  48427 -         A  90513 -
                                   S  48567 -         T  91135 - 92418
                                   X  48825 - 50810   S  93027 -
    (Trailer = C)                  T  51330 - 51427   C  93695 - 93768
                                   X  51865 - 53145   T  94289 - 94774
                                   A  54012 - 54090   X  95332 - 95622
                                   X  54455 - 54813  (D)    67 -    87
                                   A  56716?-
                                   X  57110 - 57739
                                   H  58004 -
                                  (D) 58239 -
                                   X  58742 - 63670

    (TOTAL)              (45,006 P)       (63,670 P)       (95,622 P)
     

    TYPE      KEY      1919          1920 PORCELAIN      1920 EMBOSSED
    Passenger  X       1 - 113464  T 140524 - 141907  X 157920 - 160457
    For Hire   A  115802 - 119605  C 142440 -         T 160663 - 161510
    Truck      T  122086 - 136867  E 142527 - 142565  X 163042 - 176809
    Stage      S  137624 - 138152  T 142712 - 143858  T 180007 - 183344
    Exempt     E  138904 -         X 144048 - 149938  X 185732 - 193648
    Trailer    C  139374 -         T 150314 -         D    642 -
    DEALER     -       1 -   1135  X 150514 - 153466
                                   E 153540 -
                                   T 153992 - 154080
                                   X 154170 - 156963
                                   T 157103 - 157344

    (TOTAL)         (139,374 P)         (16,821 P)         (35,729 P)

    1920 EMBOSSED has no bottom slots.
    1920 TAB Number matches 1919 base.  Most unmarked, thick, flat.
    Some have "Cal. Metal Enamel Co., L.A.", thin, slightly vaulted.

    IRWIN-HODSON BID SOLICITATION FOR 1920 PLATE (Never Issued)
    Passenger  X       1 - 114000         Stage      S  135801 - 136500
    For Hire   A  114001 - 119000         Exempt     E  136501 - 137500
    Truck      T  119001 - 135000         DEALER     -       1 -   1000
    Trailer    C  135001 - 135800
     
    1921:  Type 1 - White/Green, "X-21" (Valid 3/1/1920 - 2/28/1921)
           Type 2 - Black/Gray,  "X:21" (Valid 3/1/1921 - 12/31/1921)

    YEAR    X - PASSENGER          T - TRUCK        OTHER - AS ABOVE
    1921 T1     1 - 129178      145000 - 157943     A 132688, S 135483
           166780 - 181004      190981 - 192027     C 195115
    1921 T2     1 - 151717      200388 - 225853
           183755 -
    1922        1 - 174421      200655 - 230312     A 175911
           179735 -                                 S 185252
           194108 -
    1923        1 - 197926      251023 - 286210     E 200568 - 201716
           300002 - 318814                          A 210844 - 211671
    1924        1 - 252659      350014 - 387800     A 310489 - 312038
    1925        1 - 281220      350903 - 395651     E 302314
                                                    A 310343

    1926   1 - 310-720                             1931   1 - 347-776
    1927   1 - 325-177                             1932   1 - 380-188
    1928   1 - 343-006                             1933   1 - 358-961
    1929   1 - 393-699*                            1934   1 - 357-245
    1930   1 - 379-591
     
    1926-35:  X = Passenger.  Non-Pass. 500-000+

    1935-49 FORMATS           A-1 - Z-99999           County codes in
                             AD-1 - WA-9999           County Code Book.
    1944   215 - 88256

    KING COUNTY OVERFLOW  (Thinner "A" prefix 1940-49)
    1935   100-000 - 115-507     1939   A-131-481     1945   A-173-172
    1936   100-000 - 121-518     1940   A-139-295     1947   A-206-976
    1937           A-129-069     1941   A-157-399     1949    A206-244
    1938           A-126-085     1942   A-177-111

    1950-53 FORMATS
              A-1 -  A-9999, A-10-000 - Z-99-999, A100-000 - A269-999
             AD-1 - WA-9999
     
    1951   2070 - 97708
     
    1954-57 FORMATS
    Type 1 (Wash. dies) 1 A  - 99999 Z, 100000A - 999999A
                        1 AD - 9999 WA
    Type 2 (Ore. dies)  1-A  - 9-999 Z or 9999-Z, 10-000A - 999-999A
                        1-AD - 9999-WA

    1951-57 TABS              1955-57 County codes in County Code Book,
    1951      P  1048 - P672697                assigned alphabetically.
    1953      P 28951 - P991308*
    1955-57   01 000001WN - 40 499999WN     ("50" also reported)
             (Trailer 500001+)              ("60" reported for Trailer)

    1958-62 BASE                      County codes in County Code Book.
    1958   AAA 000 - ZZZ 999                            No I,O,Q used.*
    1962  *AIA 000 - AQZ 999, IAA 000 - IAR 044 added

    1963-87 BASE   AAA 000 - ZZZ 999  County codes in County Code Book.

    County coding discontinued 1981; statewide issuance began using all
    letters. (Verify WOA-WOZ)
     
    Nov.80  "OCT 81"  Type 10       KDK 794 - KZZ 999       (440,588 P)
    Aug.81  "JUL 82"  Type 10a      ELA 000 - ETZ 999       (233,000 P)
    Jul.82  "JUN 83"  Type 11       EUA 000 - EZZ 999       (154,000 P)
    May 83  "APR 84"  Type 11a      GNU 000 - GSZ 999       (135,000 P)
    Sep.83  "AUG 84"  Type 11b      HJA 000 - HZZ 999       (436,000 P)
    Apr.85  "MAR 86"  Type 11c      LDH 000 - LLK 999       (209,000 P)
    Oct.84  "SEP 85"  Type 12       LLL-000 - LZZ-999       (377,000 P)
    Jan.86  "DEC 86"  Type 12a      WBE-000 - WLZ-999       (281,000 P)
    1986    "JUL 86"  Type 12b      WNA-000 - WSS-288       (148,289 P)


     

    Description of Types - Statewide issue:
    Apr.81  "MAR 82"  Type 10 - Embossed square "WASHINGTON"(673,588 P)
    Jul.82  "JUN 83"  Type 11 - Screened "WASHINGTON"       (934,000 P)
    Oct.84  "SEP 85"  Type 12 - Narrow dies, hyphen added   (806,289 P)
    1986  (reported)  Type 13 - As Type 12, but security marks added
    Omitted prefixes:  KEG, KKK, END, EVE, EZP, GPU, HUG, HUJ,
                       HUN, HUT, HUY, HYE, LUG, LYN, WED.
                      (GPU 546, KEG 501 seen Type 10; not counted)
    Non-passenger prefixes:  REP, SEN, USA, WSP, XYZ.
    Types 1-9 replaced 1986 (all bases 5 years or older).
    Types 10-12 replaced during 2000.
    Type 12 - XMS prefix issued Mason County.


    1987-2017 MT. RAINIER BASE    No I,O,Q used in 3rd or 4th position.
    1-2-87  "MAR 87"  Type 1      000-AAA - 122-DGZ       (2,209,123 P)
    Sep.90  "AUG 91"  Type 2      557-DHI - 023-HXV       (3,132,467 P)
    Sep.97  "AUG 98"  Type 3      806-HYB - 999-JNZ         (414,194 P)
    Jul.98  "JUN 99"  Type 4      000-JOA - 999-ZZZ       (9,776,000 P)
    8-25-10 "9 2010"  Type 4a     AAA0000 - AZM4565       (5,864,566 P)
                                                   (TOTAL 21,412,566 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - "Washington" centered, "Centennial Celebration" slogan,
             small hyphen, painted border
    Type 2 - As Type 1, but no slogan        (reportedly began 000-DHA)
    Type 3 - As Type 2, but large hyphen     (reportedly began 000-HYB)
    Type 4 - "WASHINGTON" at left, "EVERGREEN STATE" slogan,
             large hyphen, no painted border


    Non-Pass. Suffix:  WSP.
    Omitted Suffixes reported:  PIA-PIZ, POA-POZ, PQA-PQZ, PUA-PUZ,
                                WXA-WXZ.
                               (RIA-RIZ seen - all counted in totals)

    Replaced according to following schedule (every 7 years after):

    PLATES ISSUED   REPLACED
       1987-89        2001
       1990-91        2002
       1992-93        2003
       1994-95        2004
       1996-97        2005
       1998-99        2006