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Illustrated History of Connecticut License Plates
Joe Wasielewski - ALPCA Member 6996
All-Terrain
Ambulance
Amateur Radio
Apportioned
Boat Ramp
Bus
Camp Trailer to 1957
Camp Trailer 1958-
Camper
Classic Vehicle
Combination 1
Combination 2
Commercial to 1957
Commercial 1958-
Common
Construction
Dealer Motorcycle
Dealer New to 1969
Dealer New 1970-1989
Dealer New 1990-
Dealer Spec. Equip.
Dealer Used to 1969
Dealer Used 1970-1989
Dealer Used 1990-
Dismantler
Early American
Error Plates
Exp. Test
Factory
Farm
Fire Apparatus
Fish
Foreign Consul
Gasoline
Handicapped
Hearse
High Mileage Veh.
Interstate
Junk
Livery
Marine Trailer
M.F.G.
Military
Miscellaneous/Local
Motorcycle
Municipal
M.V. Dept
Official
Parade
Permits
Political - State
Political - US
Postmaster
POW
Prototype
PUC
Repair to 1969
Repair 1970-
Sample
School Bus
Service Bus
Snowmobile
Special Equipment
Sphinx
State
Student Transport
Taxi
Temp. Metal Plates
Temp. Non-Passenger
Temp. Pass.
Temp. Reg. Certificate
Toll
Trailer
Trans.
Vanpool
Veteran
Volunteer Firefighter
Wrecker
Miscellaneous/Local

 

The Conn. Correctional Institute didn't produce only regular license plates for vehicles. They have also produced license plates for local towns/cities, as well as 'booster' plates and even "No Parking" signs.

The below is just a small sampling of the myriad of licenses and plates issued in the state of Connecticut. Not all of these were produced in the Connecticut prisons, but all of them were used in local towns and cities.


Bloomfield Bicycle  Bridgeport 1979
Bloomfield - Bicycle.
There are lots of Connecticut bicycle licenses out there. This one is a bit different from most in that it has a reflective glass-beaded background.

Bridgeport - 1979 Dump License
   
Bridgeport  
Bridgeport - 1974 Vendor  
   
Darien Health Department  Darien
Darien - 1969 Health Dept. Darien - 1990 Health Dept.
   
 Darien Darien
Darien - 1971 Refuse Disposal
Steel Plate
Darien - 1982/82 Refuse Disposal
Aluminum Plate
   
 Poultry Dealer Derby Vendor 1940
Dept. of Agriculture - 1966 Poultry Dealer Derby - 1940 Vendor
   
East Hartford Bicycle  
East Hartford - 1959 Bicycle  
   
 East Hartford  1986 East Hartford
East Hartford - 1985 Refuse Permit East Hartford - 1986 Refuse Permit
   
Fairfield  Hartford Health
Fairfield - 1986 Refuse Collector  Hartford - 1985 Health Department
   
Hartford Refuse 1966 hartford
Hartford - 1968 Refuse Hauling Hartford - 1973 Refuse Hauling
   
Hartford Sealer  Hartford Vendor
Hartford - 1983 Sealer's Office.
This appears to be from Connecticut; the Sealer's Office deals with functions related to weights and measures (scales, fuel dispensing, etc.).
 Hartford - 1969 Vendor
   
Hartford Vendor 1985 Middletown
Hartford - 1985 Vendor Middletown - Auxiliary Police
   
 Milford Milk
Milford - 1959 Petroleum 1953 Connecticut Milk Administration
   
 New Britain  
1960s New Britain Refuse Collector Sample/Prototype
 
   
New Britain 1978 New Britain
New Britain - 1978 Refuse Collector New Britain - Refuse Collector
   
 New Britain New Britain
New Britain - 1985 Refuse Collector New Britain - 1986 Refuse Collector
   
 New Haven  Toads
New Haven - 1963 Flammable Fluids New Haven - Souvenir plate from the legendary Toads Place nightclub. Made with the official CT dies, even has the reflective beading on the lettering.
   
Niantic Norwalk
Plain-Jane Niantic booster plate, with motorcycle-sized dies used for the lettering. Norwalk - Refuse Collector
   
Prospect Shelton
Prospect - Drum Corps Booster Plate Shelton - 1938 Milk License.
Cardboard plate
   
 Stamford 1984  Stratford
Stamford - 1984 Sanitation Permit Stratford - 1962 Waterfront Auth.
   
 Stratford  Torrington

Stratford - 1966 Waterfront Auth.
Civil Preparedness plate from Torrington.
There are also a large number of unissued ones circulating with the caption 'Aux. Police' on top. Most likely these were used on the front of cars during the single-plate period.
   
 Torrington Trumbull Vendor
Torrington - 1970 Milk License Trumbull - Licensed Vendor
   
Waterbury Huckster  waterbury vendor
Waterbury - Huckster Waterbury - 1957 Licensed Vendor
   
Waterbury  
Waterbury - Licensed Vendor.
This once had a date decal on it, too bad someone removed it.
 
   
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