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Texas: Passenger

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 - 790983               (249,739 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/5927, I/3255, K/8508,
       L/8413, M/2594,  O/5506, Q/5630, R/7395, U/2659, V/8286,
       W/    , Y/22253
      (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 - 826*710


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  (Truck began 1925)
No I,O used 1931.  Only A,F,K,N,V,Y used 1932-42 (X = Exempt).

1925-27   *1  -  *999,   1*000 - 999*999,   A00*000 -   A99*999
1928-30   *1  -  *999,   1*000 - 999*999, 1-000*000 - 1-399*999
1931      *1* - *9999*, 1*0000 -  9*9999,   A0*0000 -   P9*9999
1932-42   *1* -  *999*,  1*000 - 999*999,   A00*000 -   Y99*999
         (1936 has vertical "TEX" instead of star)

 
 
 
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*592   1,436,500 1,508,975 1,578,592

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

ADMINISTRATION ASSIGNED
1917-25   1 -   3            1931      1 - 300
1926      1 -  15            1932-36   1 - 100
1927      1 - 200            1937-38   1 - 200
1928-30   1 - 100            1939-42   1 - 250


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 8698  1,868,130             2,096,236
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*2461  3,478,510  3,623,470  3,628,822
1958   TT*5899  UL*24    UD*2674  3,432,460  3,586,425  3,529,135
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.


1985-86 SESQUICENTENNIAL BASE                          No I,O 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)
                                                (TOTAL 3,357,614 P)
Description of Types:
Type 1 - "SESQUICENTENNIAL" at bottom
Type 2 - "SESQUICENTENNIAL" at top
 
Type 1 replaced by 1994, Type 2 replaced by 1995.
 
 
1986-90 BIG RED TEXAS BASE                            No I,O used.*
Jul.86    "NOV 86"  Type 1      975-PAY - 999-ZZZ     (6,296,722 P)
 1- 4-90  "AUG 90"  Type 1a     BBB-01B - BKW-99Z       (310,860 P)
                                                (TOTAL 6,607,582 P)
*Type 1a no A,E,I,O,Q,U used.
Replaced by 1998.
 
 
1990-2001 FLAG BASE                            No A,E,I,O,Q,U used.
 4- 4-90  "SEP 90"  Type 1      BKX-01B - GTX-99Z     (3,445,200 P)
 1-28-92  "OCT 92"  Type 2      GTY-01B - TKS-16B     (7,632,916 P)
 3- 1-96            Type 3      TKV-13P - VJL-99J       (738,132 P)
 3- 1-96            Type 3a     WSJ-01G - ZZZ-99Z     (2,640,924 P)
 2- 3-98            Type 4      B01-BBB - C02-YCS     (1,508,069 P)
Dec.98              Type 5      C99-YDG - J99-GPZ     (3,424,906 P)
                                               (TOTAL 19,396,281 P)
Description of Types:
Type 1 - No slogan, flag at left, blue "TEXAS"
Type 2 - "THE LONE STAR STATE", flag at left, no hologram
Type 3 - As Type 2, but with hologram
Type 4 - As Type 3, but flag at right, sticker boxes
Type 5 - As Type 4, but no sticker boxes

Numbers progress before letters, regardless of position.
Letters progress from right to left.
BBB-00B format = 14,462,218 P, B00-BBB format = 4,934,063 P.
Type 1 replaced by 2000.
 
 
1996-97 STATEHOOD BASE                         No A,E,I,O,Q,U used.
12-29-95                        VJL-01K - WSJ-99F     (1,064,943 P)

Initial allottment VJL-01K - WPS-99V. (1,000,791 P)
Assignment includes 8 suffixes too many.


2001-10 SPACE SHUTTLE 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 - DY5-J786    (10,516,260 P)
 
Progression is BB1 - BB9, then BC1, etc.  DV omitted.
 
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)
 
 
2013-20 CLASSIC BASE                           No A,E,I,O,Q,U used.
Jul. 12                       BBB-0001 - NBD-3249    (40,019,247 P)
 
Mandatory rolling plate replacement abandoned November 2016.