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Illustrated History of Connecticut License Plates
Joe Wasielewski - ALPCA Member 6996
Passenger 1905-1919
Passenger 1920-1929
Passenger 1930-1939
Passenger 1940-1949
Passenger 1950-1959
Passenger 1960-1969
Passenger 1970-1979
Passenger 1980-1989
Passenger 1990-1999
Passenger 2000-
Reserved Series
Low Number
Special Interest
Passenger 1920-1929
1920 was the first year that license plates were produced in the Connecticut prison system. These plates were embossed steel, and the length of the plate varied with the number of digits.
A letter prefix came into use in 1924, to keep the length of the plates down. The letter can be used to determine where in the state the plate was likely issued from.

Commercial plates look similar to these passenger plates for this era. However, the colors are reversed from those shown below. Also, plates with a 'B' prefix are Camp Trailer plates.

The same plate number was issued to the registrant upon renewal every year. Thus, it is common to find short runs of plates with the same number.

1920 1921 
1920. This was issued to a 1917 Packard registered in New Haven. The owner was also issued plate #2893.
 1922  1923
1922 1923
The background is dark green; the plate didn't scan well.
 1924  1925
1924 1925
 1926 1927 
1926. The length of the plate was extended each time another digit was added. This was as long as the plates got, and the 6-digit format lasted through 1931. 1927
'A' is from New Haven
 1927 1927
1927 4-digit
This is a nice plate.
A plate from my home state with my ALPCA Number! This number was first issued on 5/20/1908.
 1928  1929
1928 1929
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