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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
Veteran
Click to see this type in useThese plates are veterans of the Armed Forces.

Initially, these plates were issued to those who suffered loss of a limb.

The first iteration of this type was identical to passenger plates with a 'DV' prefix followed by 1 to 3 numbers.

Later on, the 'Veteran' caption was added and all-numeric serials with 1 to 4 digits were used.

In late 1997, a new graphic plate was introduced, with a light blue gradient background and a flag to the left. These plates were now available to ALL veterans. The initial series of these plates was from 100-VET to 999-VET. Later, a generic 100-VAA series was started. Combination plates started in the 100-VSA series.

Handicapped Veteran plates are also issued on this new base, with a 'V' suffix. See picture below.



 1953  
ca. 1953. I'm not sure whether this plate belongs here or not. It's widely held that the DV type started with the 1957 base; but I'm not sure what else this could be. The 'D' series wasn't used for normal passenger plates.  
   
 1978 2002 
1978 Veteran.
 Initially, Veteran plates such as this were issued to those who suffered loss of a limb.
1980s revalidated to 2002.
   
hp vet  Graphic
ca. 2000s Handicapped Veteran
Plate numbers below 1000 have a dot between the numbers and the 'V'.
Recent graphic veteran plate,
ca. 1999/2000. When this type of plate was introduced in 1997 all Veterans became eligible for these plates.
   
 2004 Combination  2007 Combination
2004 Veteran Combination, with a remake of an existing number. New plates of this type started in the -VSA series.  2007 Veteran Combination, in the normal numbering series for Combination plates.
   
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