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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
Vanity
Special Interest
Connecticut now issues a vast assortment of special-issue passenger license plates. Some of these are sponsored by organizations, others support special interests, such as environmental programs. 
Special thanks to fellow ALPCAn Erik Perotti for providing some of the pictures on this page.



Amistad 'Home of the Amistad'
[EJP Collection]
   
CCSU Central Connecticut State University sample
   
Greenways Greenways
[EJP Collection]
   
Health Professionals Health Professionals sample. I don't think this type was ever issued.
   
Marine Corps League Marine Corps League
This plate is in the standard 'organizational plate' numbering format: 1ABC2
   
Pets 'Pets' plate. These started in the -PET series, followed by '-DOG', '-CAT', '-TLC', '-WAG', etc.
   
LIS
The first optional plate made available in Connecticut. Proceeds go to environmental causes related to Long Island Sound. General-issue plates begain with 100-LAA.
   
LIS This is one of a few early plates made with letters and numbers stamped with taller Maine-style dies.
   
LIS This one has an old number transferred to this base.
The standard numbering format is 123-"L"AA

[EJP Collection]
   
Special Olympics Special Olympics World Games plate, to support the Games held in Connecticut in 1995. A general "Special Olympics" plate is now issued instead.
   
United We Stand 'United We Stand' supporting the Rewards for Justice fund. The first run of standard plates was in the 100-'USA' series.
[EJP Collection]
   
   
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