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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
Parade
Permits
Political - State
Political - US
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
PUC
Click to see this type in useP.U.C. are 'Public Utilities Commission' plates, issued to trucks from sometime in the early 1940s until 1971. During the war, these plates were made of a fiberboard - the only Connecticut plates to be made of that material.

These plates were displayed on the front of the truck along with the normal registration plate(s) from the state(s) in which the truck was registered. These plates commonly appeared on trucks registered in states other than Connecticut.

Colors were black and yellow, which reversed every year.
This series ended in 1971. Click the photo to see this type in use.


 1943  
1943
This plate is made of a fiberboard, with the numbers embossed into it. These were used during the war in lieu of metal plates.
 
   
 1952 1954 
1952
Aluminum plate
1954
Steel plate
   
 1955  1964
1955 1964
   
 1965  1966
1965 1966
   
 1967  1968
1967 1968
   
 1968 Sample  
1968 Sample  
   
 1969 1969 Registration 
1969 Registration certificate for the plate to the left.  
   
 1971  
 1971
This series ended in 1971. It would have been interesting to see what the numbering format became had these plates continued for another year or two.
 
   
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