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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
Reserved Series
 Click to see this type in useCertain letter prefixes are reserved and have special meanings:
AC- New Haven Automobile Club (no longer issued)
AL- American Legion
ARC- American Red Cross
CNP- Connecticut News Photographer (now diagonal small-letter prefix)
DAV- Disabled American Veterans
DV- Disabled Veteran
MC- Hartford Automobile Club (no longer issued)
MD- Medical Doctor
NYP- New York Press
VFW- Veterans of Foreign Wars
VM- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
YD- Yankee Division


1947 Automobile Club of New Haven.
This organization was formed in the summer of 1908, with one of its goals to eliminate reckless driving.
1958 American Legion American Red Cross
1958 American Legion 1999 American Red Cross
DAV 1990  
1990 Disabled Amercan Veterans  
1953 DV dv
ca. 1953 Disabled Veteran Mid-1960s Disabled Veteran, used until it was replaced in 2001 during the general reissue.
1947 MD 1979 MD
1947 Medical Doctor? I'm not sure if this prefix was reserved at this time.  Medical Doctor revalidated to 1979
1976 MD 1985 MD
1976 Medical Doctor 1985 Medical Doctor
MD 1980 VFW
ca. 1990s Medical Doctor
Following this series, lead zeroes were used in the number, i.e. MD-0100
1980 Veterans of Foreign Wars
vfw  1969 VM
ca. 1990s Veterans of Foreign Wars 1969 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
(To be verified)
1958 Yankee Division
These plates were issued to members of the 26th Infantry Division of the US Army, which was formed in 1917.
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