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    BRITISH COLUMBIA
     
    Highest 1904-13 pre-provincial plate seen:  #4687
     
    Numbers began at 1 1913-69.  1919-22 tab numbers match baseplates.
    Truck issued 1924 only, then Commercial began 1936.

    1913    6821* (1 - 7000 ordered)      1920-22 BASE   39168
    1914    7854*
    1915    7684  (1 - 8000 ordered)      TABS
    1916    9316                          1921           34714
    1917   12963*                         1922           39397

    1918-19 BASE
    1918 Type 1:  Steel, dated 1918, bottom slots     1 - 19313
    1919 Type 2:  Steel, undated, no bottom slots 20563 - 21388 (826 P)
    1919 Type 3:  Cardboard, dated 1919, no tab   21965 -

    ALL-NUMERIC SERIES
           ASSIGNED   OBSERVED                      ASSIGNED   OBSERVED
    1923    41000*     38222              1937       87-400     90-748
    1924    45-000*    44-843*            1938         ?        96-698*
    1925    58-500*    56-916*            1939         ?        98-593*
    1926    69-000*    68-676*            1940       90-000     99-830
    1927    44-000     76-435*            1941       91-000     99-264
    1928    90-000*    89-217*            1942       99-999     93-754
    1929      ?        99-942*            1943       89-000     92-688
    1930   105-000*   102-963*            1944       92-950     95-597
    1931   115-000*   107-579*            1945       96-000     95-390
    1932   120-000*   119-988*            1946       99-999     98-302
    1933    99-999*   111-111*            1947       99-999     99-473
    1934    92-000*    95-353*            1948       99-999     98-974
    1935    96-000    101-830*            1949      144-725    167-488*
    1936    85-550*    88-551*            1950-51   162-025    236-404

    OMITTED SERIES   (Except Medical Profession and Unknown series)
    15-001 - 20-000  (1934, 1936, 1940)
    16-001 - 20-000  (1937, 1941, 1943-44)    1943 17-248, 18-550 seen.
    17-001 - 20-000  (1935)
    17-501 - 20-000  (1942)

    SPECIAL SERIES
    Mail Order:          1930-31   1 - 5-000, 1930  15-126 - 15-820
    Medical Profession:  1930-33   19-000 - 19-999,
                         1934-35   19-000 - 19-549, (1934-37 assumed)
                         1936-37   19-000 - 19-499  (PN prefix 1938-43)
    Unknown:             1936-37   16-000 - 16-099

    LETTER SERIES 1940-48   C,D,E,N = Non-Passenger.  F = Farm 1948.
    Assigned by specific offices at first, thus the multiple prefixes:
    A = Vancouver Island (1947 A2-000, 1948 A5-000)
    B = Vancouver        (1946 B1-040, 1947 B7-000)
    F = New Westminster  (1942 F1-000)
    H = Other mainland offices 1946-47, Vancouver Island 1948 (H2-000)
    J = Vancouver       (1948 J7-000)

    OBSERVED:  1940   -A-110, B2-086, -F-133
               1941    A-286, B1-756, F2-112
               1942           B1-599, F1-752
               1943    A-363,         F2-369
               1944    A-918,  B-978, F2-227
               1945   A1-352,         F1-270
               1946   A1-683, B2-362, F1-762, H1-909
               1947   A5-453, B9-400, F3-414, H1-408, J4-081
               1948   A9-742,(B rep.) (no F)  H6-187, J9-422, K9-579,
                      P9-714, R9-703, S5-933, T9-924, U6-404, W-757, W1659
     
    1951 TAB        ASSIGNED                   OBSERVED
    1-5-digit   250001 - 355000  (105,000)      347809
      6-digit   400001 - 525000  (125,000)      532622
     
     
    1952-54 FORMATS              No B,C,D*,F,G,I,L,M,N,O,Q,V,X,Z used.
              A- 1 - A- 999, A1-000 - Y9-999   (C,D,F = Non-Passenger)
            1A-  1 - 1A- 99, 1A-100 - 9Y-999
    1 A - 99 A, 100A - 999A, 1-000A - 9-999Y                  *D used.

    1952-54 BASE                           Initial assignment in bold.
    1952 Type 1:  Dated        1 - 99-999  (99,999 P)
                            A- 1 - U9-999  (99,990 P)
                           1A- 1 - 4T-999+ (50,450 P) (TOT. 250,439 P)
                           5P- 1 - 5P-546     (546 P)
                            W- 1 -  W4922   (4,922 P) (TOT. 255,907 P)
    1953 Type 2:  Undated  W5115 - Y9-999  (14,884 P)
                          4S-682, 8J-144
                             1 A - 1-076K  (51,071 P) (TOT.  65,957 P)
         Unknown Type:    7J-149
                                                     (TOTAL 323,879 P)

    +Not assigned:  9H- 1 - 9H-999, 7J- 1 - 9J-999, 4K-501 - 9K-999,
    5P- 1 - 9P-999, 5R- 1 - 9R-999, 4S- 1 - 9S-999, 5T- 1 - 9T-999.

     
    1953-54 TABS         ASSIGNED         OBSERVED
    1953 PASSENGER    100001 - 335000      329943
        (COMMERCIAL   400001 - 485000 no maple leaf around totem pole)
    1954 PASSENGER    100001 - 360000      384573*

           ASSIGNED   OBSERVED                      ASSIGNED   OBSERVED
    1955   275-000    309-184*               1963      ?       533-307*
    1956      ?       351-401*               1964   573-750*   572-326*
    1957      ?       401-862*               1965   630-000*   629-059*
    1958      ?       420-117*               1966   650-000    673-655*
    1959      ?       431-494*               1967   700-000    719-380*
    1960      ?       453-007*               1968   758-000*   761-756*
    1961      ?       471-046*               1969   808-000*   804-702*
    1962      ?       508-687*

    1970-72 BASE                                   No I,O,Q,U,Y,Z used.
    1970 Type 1/2     AAA-001 - KKJ-999      Alpha 1-1-1    (980,019 P)
    1972 Type 2a      KLL-001 - KXP-743      Alpha 1-2-2     (93,651 P)
                                                    (TOTAL 1,073,670 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Steel, with hyphen, 4 1/4" short slogan (no exact
    Type 2 - Steel, with hyphen, 4 3/4" long slogan   breakdown)

    Letters used 1970-2013:  Alpha 1 - A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,J,K
                             Alpha 2 - L,M,N,P,R,S,T,V,W,X

    GAG-GCE (19,000) not listed, but probably issued.
    JFA-JKK (50,000) "not manufactured", but JHK-668, JKB-843 seen.
    All combinations ending in 000 made but not issued.
    Replaced 1/1/1973.
     

    1973-78 BASE                                   No I,O,Q,U,Y,Z used.
    1973 Type 1       LAA 001 - XKK 999      Alpha 2-1-1    (984,000 P)
    1974 Type 1a      LLA 001 - XXK 999      Alpha 2-2-1    (999,000 P)
    1977 Type 1b      LLL 001 - MRL 282      Alpha 2-2-2    (140,145 P)
    1978 Type 2       MSS-032 - PXL-250                     (234,984 P)
                                                    (TOTAL 2,372,860 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - B.C. dies, alum., no hyphen, gray back       (2,123,145 P)
    Type 2 - Quebec dies, alum., hyphen, unpainted back     (234,984 P)
            (Reportedly used MSL - PXX = 249,750 P)

    Replaced 1/1/1979.
     

    1979-86 BASE                                   No I,O,Q,U,Y,Z used.
    1-1-79 Undated  Type 1   AAA-001 - KKK-999  Alpha 1-1-1 (999,000 P)
    1979   Undated  Type 1a  AAL-001 - BFX-052  Alpha 1-1-2 (158,893 P)
    1979   "MAR 80" Type 2   CBV-902 - DJT-863              (168,793 P)
    1979   "APR 80" Type 1b  EAT-200 - KKX-999              (593,207 P)
    1981            Type 1c  ALL-001 - APW-001  Alpha 1-2-2  (37,963 P)
    Aug.81 "JUL 82" Type 3   APX-999 - KXX-999              (959,041 P)
    Nov.83 "OCT 84" Type 3a  ALA-001 - BRB-454  Alpha 1-2-1 (141,313 P)
                                                    (TOTAL 3,138,313 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Quebec dies, alum.  (Acme Co., Montreal)     (1,789,063 P)
    Type 2 - Quebec dies, steel  (Acme Co., Montreal)       (168,793 P)
    Type 3 - Alberta dies, alum. (Roy Foster Co., Edm.)   (1,100,354 P)

    Letters used 1970-2013:  Alpha 1 - A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,J,K
                             Alpha 2 - L,M,N,P,R,S,T,V,W,X

    Undated 1979 pairs issued 1/1/1979 - 3/31/1979, expire "(FEB 80)".
    000 reported on Type 3.  Replaced August 1985 to July 1986.
     

    1986-2018 FLAG BASE                            No I,O,Q,U,Y,Z used.
    7-2-85 "JUL 86" Type1/2/3LAA 000 - XKK 999  Alpha 2-1-1 (1 Mill. P)
    Dec.85 "NOV 86" Type 2a  LLA 000 - XXK 999  Alpha 2-2-1 (1 Mill. P)
    May 87 "APR 88" Type 2b  LLL 000 - XXX 999  Alpha 2-2-2 (1 Mill. P)
    1990   "    91" Type 2c  LAL 000 - XKX 999  Alpha 2-1-2 (1 Mill. P)
    Jul.92 "JUN 93" Type 2d  AAA 000 - KKK 999  Alpha 1-1-1 (1 Mill. P)
    Jul.94 "JUN 95" Type 2e  AAL 000 - KKX 999  Alpha 1-1-2 (1 Mill. P)
    Aug.97 "JAN 98" Type 2f  ALL 000 - KPX 999  Alpha 1-2-2 (940,000 P)
    May 99 "APR 00" Type 4   KRL 000 - KXT 999               (57,000 P)
    Aug.99          Type 4a  ALA 000 - ARC 999  Alpha 1-2-1  (43,000 P)
           "NOV 01" Type 2g  ARD 000 - KXK 999              (957,000 P)
    6-13-01"OCT 01" Type 2h  000 AAA - 000 HFA  Alpha 1-1-1 (750,001 P)
    11-30-02"SEP 03"Type 5   999 HFE - 000 JEJ               (93,002 P)
                    Type 2i  201 JFG -    (JFJ reported)
                    Type 5a  166 JGA - 999 KKJ              (138,834 P)
    3-25-03"APR 04" Type 5b  000 AAL - 999 KKX  Alpha 1-1-2 (1 Mill. P)
    4-24-05         Type 5c  000 ALA - 999 KXK  Alpha 1-2-1 (1 Mill. P)
    12-15-06        Type 5d  000 ALL - 999 KXX  Alpha 1-2-2 (921,700 P)
    10-13-08"NOV 09"Type 5e  000 LAA - 999 XKK  Alpha 2-1-1 (810,000 P)
    Apr.10 "APR 10" Type 5f  000 LAL - 999 XKX  Alpha 2-1-2 (810,000 P)
    Jul.11 "JAN 13" Type 5g  000 LLA - 999 XXK  Alpha 2-2-1 (810,000 P)
    Jan.13 "OCT 13" Type 5h  000 LLL - 891 NWT  Alpha 2-2-2 (168,192 P)
    2013   "NOV 13" Type 6   003 NWW - 999 XXX              (640,796 P)
    Apr.14 "NOV 14" Type 6a  000 MJG - 999 MXX  Alpha Both  (210,600 P)
    Aug.14 "DEC 14" Type 6b  AA0 00A - FF7 97G  Alpha Both(1,842,097 P)
                                                   (TOTAL 17,210,397 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Sharp or thin dies, shallow embossing
    Type 2 - Wide dies, deep embossing
    Type 3 - Stylized vanity dies
    Type 4 - Waldale wide dies  (100,000 P)
    Type 5 - Waldale thin dies, 1 sticker box
    Type 6 - Waldale thin dies, 2 sticker boxes

    Letters used 1970-2013:  Alpha 1 - A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,J,K
                             Alpha 2 - L,M,N,P,R,S,T,V,W,X
     
    #400 - 499 omitted starting 2008.  Last 400 seen:  436 CMT
    No M in 4th position on Types 5e-5h.

    Issued only to (AUG) renewals 7/2/1985 - 7/31/1985, new
    registrations and replacements 8/1/1985 on.  Some registrants
    renewed early to receive Flag base at extra cost, resulting in
    expirations "AUG 85" to "JUN 86".
    Veteran:  000 VAA - 999 VBX (full alphabet).  066 VBM seen.
    Type 6b:  BJ, BS, CC, CS, DL, HC, SR, VD omitted.

    2007-11 OLYMPIC BASE         (Full alphabet) No I,O,Q,U,Y,Z used.
    4-16-07 "JUL 07"         000 MAA - 939 MJF              (165,940 P)

    Optional base for $35 initial and $25 annual renewal fee.
    Assuming all #400 - 499 series issued.  Last 400 seen:  401 MHG
    Last issued May 2010.