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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
POW
POW plates are issued to former prisoners of war. These are provided at no cost, with a maximum of two vehicles allowed for each individual. This type started around 1982. In 1983, Camper and Commercial types were added.

These plates have a diagonally stacked "POW" suffix. When the new graphic Veteran plates were introduced in the late 1990s, the POW type was moved to that design, maintaining the same diagonal "POW" suffix.

These plates are allowed to remain with a surviving spouse for lifetime or until remarriage.

Reference Sec. 14-21d.


POW POW
ca. early-mid 1980s
The second plate issued to this individual.
   
1990s
ca. late 1980s map base.
Typically these had a dot between the numbers and letters.
ca. 1990s
Miserable shape, but these plates are tough to find. Especially for less than a buck.
   
Combination  
2007 POW Combination  
   
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