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    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

    Highest 1903-07 pre-state plate known:  #2272
    #2463 highest issued as of 9/30/1907.

    1907-17 UNDATED BASE - OBSERVED PLATES         TOTAL      GAP
    Type 1      24 -  2123 (reportedly ended 2500)(2,100)     558
    Type 2    3282 -  4163 (reportedly began 3101)  (882)     698
    Type 3    4862 -  9044                        (3,183)   1,100
    Type 4   10145 - 19840                                    127
    Type 5   19968 - 27417                        (7,450)     158
    Type 6   27576 - 31117                        (3,542)     317
    Type 7   31435 - 64180                       (32,746)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - 1/2" high legend, Lamb & Tilden (D.C.) mark, high "4"
    Type 2 - As Type 1, but "98" on white back, grommets, low "4",
             slots offset from legend
    Type 3 - As Type 2, but slots above legend
            (Balt. seal #6874 - 9044)
    Type 4 - As Type 2, but longer base
            (Balt. seal #14524 - 19304)
    Type 5 - 1" high legend, white back, thick dies
            (Balt. seal #20047 - 27417)
    Type 6 - As Type 5, but thin dies 
    (all have Ing-Rich stamp)
    Type 7 - As Type 5, but black back, no mark
     
    The Washington Post, February 12, 1910:  "Permit Clerk Woodard,
    of the District, announces that the new license tags have come.
    The numbers range from 4,844 to 5,000, and from 6,000 up."
     
     
                         PASSENGER           HIRE           DEALER
    1918   1 -         1-887 -  38-079*     (none)          (none)
    1919   1 - 1-323,  4-103 -  45-455*                  2-013 -
    1920   1 -   9994-000 -  54-343*  1-000 - 2-499   3-200 - 3-999
    1921               7-401 -  67-118*  1-112 -         4-293 - 4-977
    1922   1 -   471,  8-059 -  81-339*  2-195 - 4-130   5-541 - 5-771
    1923   1 - 1-9996-500 - 111-959*  2-000 - 4-499   5-500 - 6-499
    1924   1 - 1-199,  8-813 -  90-474
    1925   1 -   776, 14-676 - 118-901*
    1926   1 -   188,  4-289 - 111-544*    909 -
               1-978
     
    1918:  Lost assigned X-501 - X-600.
           Dealers assigned passenger plates 2-500 - 2-799.
    1920:  Assignments in bold.  Lost assigned X2-500 - X3-199.
    1922:  H82-491 - H82-553 also seen, 82-870 reported.
    1923:  L-4-500 - L-5-499 assigned.  Numbers ordered up to 120-000.
    1924:  Reciprocity reached between DC and MD, fewer plates issued.
     
     
    1927-34 FORMATS     1 -   1000,   Letters verified listed below.
                      E-1 - Z-9999    Non-Pass.:  A,B,C,D,H,L*,R,S*,X*

    1930   1001 - 9999 added
    *S = Passenger 1927, Non-Pass. by 1933
    *L, X = Non-Pass. 1927, Passenger by 1933 (1931 L-627, X-16 seen)
     
    1927   E F G J K - M   P Q S   U V   -        V  900   (101,890*P)
    1928   E F G J K   M N P   S T U V W          W-8100   (129,088*P)
    1929   E F G J K   M N     S   U V W   Y Z    Z-7470   (128,458 P)
    1930   E F G J K   M N P   S T U V W   Y Z    Z-4894   (154,879*P)
    1931   E F G J K   M N P   S T U V W   Y Z    Z-2829   (152,814 P)
    1932   E F G J K   M N P   S T U V W          W- 576   (130,563 P)
    1933   E F G J K L M N P   - T U V W X        X-3629   (143,615*P)
    1934   E F G J K L M N P   - T U V W X        X-2358   (142,344 P)
     
     
    1935 - 3-31-48 FORMATS        1    -   9-999, (9999 1936-48)
                             45-001+/- - 299-999

    1935           57-943 - 190-377   (142,434 P)
    1936           54-623 - 201-965   (157,342 P)
    1937           46-702 - 193-024   (156,322 P)
    1938           46-174 - 181-798   (145,624 P)
    2-29-40        46-188 - 173-778   (137,590 P)
    3-31-41        52-060 - 181-642   (139,582 P)
    3-31-42        46-828 - 182-977   (146,149 P)
    3-31-43        50-129 - 215-478   (175,349 P)
    3-31-46        45-173 - 135-484   (100,311*S)
    3-31-47        50-915 - 180-611   (139,696 P)

    (3-31) 44 TAB   40018 - 125451     (85,434 P)
    (3-31) 45 TAB   46062 - 108613     (62,552 P)
    (3-31) 48 TAB   41424 - 166601    (125,178 P)
     
     
    1948 - 3-31-55 FORMATS           No I,O,Q,X used.
                1 -   9999,          No F used 1951 only. (Verify 1950)
           1-1000 - 9-9999,          Non-Pass.:  B,C,D,G*,H,L,M,R,T.
              A-1 - Z-9999                       *1948-51 only.
    (1954)   AA-1 - AZ-999                      (No S expected 1952)
    1948      A,E,F,  J,K,N                  N-985   (141,979 P)
    1949      
    A,E,F,  J,K,N,P               P-6930   (157,923 P)
    1950      A,E,F,  J,K,N,P,S             S-4771   (165,763 P)
    1951      A,E,    J,K,N,P,S             S-1756   (152,749 P)
    1952      A,E,F,G,J,K,N,P                P-257   (161,249 P)
    3-31-54   A,E,F,G,J,K,N,P,S,U,V,W,Y,Z   AB-334   (232,318 P)

    (3-31) 55 TAB   86 - 202113   (202,028*P)
     
     
    3-31-56 - 3-31-57 FORMATS          No F,I,O,Q,Z used.
    Reserved        1 -     1000       K omitted 3-31-57.
    Standard AA-10-00 - EY-99-99       Non-Pass.:  BA-DZ, HA-HZ, LA-LZ.
                                      
    3-31-56  EA-83-11  (197,312*P)     3-31-57:  CC-20-01 - CC-99-99
    3-31-57  EA-94-40  (189,441*P)     authorized for issue as passenger.
     

    3-31-58 - 3-31-64 FORMATS          No F,I,O,Q used.
    Reserved       1 -   1200          No T,U,V seen in 1st position.

    (increased to 1250 3-31-61)        Non-Pass.:  BA-DZ, HA-HZ, LA-LZ.
    Standard  AA-100 - ZZ-999
     
    3-31-58   SZ-727   (198,928*P)
    3-31-59   WB-148   (200,149*P)
    3-31-60   WK-930   (207,231*P)
    3-31-61   WP-999   (210,950*P)
    3-31-62   WV-835   (215,286*P)
    3-31-63   XA-155   (219,106*P)
    3-31-64   XK-880   (227,031*P)
     

    3-31-65                                            No F,I,O,Q used.
                   1A101 - 9Z999,                           (178,002 P)
                    1A01 -  2T56                             (13,641 P)
                                                      (TOTAL 191,643 P)
     
    3-31-65 - 66:  Numbers progress before letters, regardless of
                   position.
     

    3-31-66                                No F,I,O,Q used.  No V seen.
                   1AA01 - 2MH50                      (TOTAL 203,324 P)
     
     
    3-31-67 SLOGAN AT BOTTOM BASE                                Steel.
    1966 "3-31-67" Type 1:  Dated "67" 100-001 - 300-000    (201,250 P)
    1967 "3-31-68" Type 2:  Undated    300-001 - 367-444     (67,444 P)
                                                      (TOTAL 268,694 P)
    Replaced March 1968.
    Stickers 1968-MAY 1988:  Last 3 digits match plate number for new
    registrations only.  Dropped by OCT 1988.
     
     
    1969-74 UNDATED SLOGAN AT TOP BASE
    1968(no sticker) Type 1: Aluminum  500-001 - 960-058    (460,058 P)
    1973   "3-31-74" Type 2: Steel     970-126 - 994-037     (23,912 P)
    Jan.74 "3-31-74" Type 2a?         (400-001 reported)
                                                      (TOTAL 494,037 P)
    Replaced March 1974.
     
     
    1975-79 U.S. BICENTENNIAL BASE
    1974 "3-31-75" Type 1: Dated "75"  100-001 - 336-171    (236,171 P)
    1975 "3-31-76" Type 2: Undated     340-359 - 500-000    (159,642 P)
                                                      (TOTAL 400,000 P)

    Replaced March 1982?  101-000 series seen with "NOV 84" sticker.
    According to OCT-84 ALPCA P.203, 100-001 - 400-000 replaced 10/84
    to 9/85, 400-001 - 925-000? replaced 10/85 to 9/86.
     
     
    1979-85 NATION'S CAPITAL BASE
    1978 "3-31-79" Type 1: Unptd back  500-001 - 618-471    (118,471 P)
    1980 "3-31-81" Type 2: Green back  633-645 - 734-626    (100,982 P)
    1981 "3-31-82" Type 1a             737-333 - 925-000    (187,668 P)
                                                      (TOTAL 425,000 P)
    3-31 (79) Month sticker pre-applied.
    Replaced October 1985 to March 1987, but see above report.

     
    1985-91 CAPITAL CITY BASE
    Nov.84  "OCT 85"                   925-001 - 999-999     (74,999 P)

    Oct.85  "SEP 86"                   010-001 - 500-955    (490,955 P)
                                                      (TOTAL 565,954 P)
     
    Bolt holes or slots used intermittently.
    103-763 no security mark, 135-517 "MAY 87" has "86" security mark.
    925-001 - 999-999 reportedly issued to new registrations,
    010-001 - ? issued to renewals.  Currently revalidated.
     
     
    1991-98 CELEBRATE & DISCOVER AT TOP BASE
    Sep.90  "AUG 91"                   501-846 - 853-040    (351,195 P)

    Currently revalidated.


    1992-2008 D.C. BICENTENNIAL BASE         Optional extra-cost issue.
    Mar.92  "DEC 92"                  200-AAA - 200-OYZ      (10,114 P)

    Only number 200 used, in honor of Bicentennial.
    Letters not seen, by position:  1st - J, 2nd - R, 3rd - Q


    1998-2018 SLOGAN AT BOTTOM BASE      No I,O,Q used except AI,AO,AQ.
    Apr.97   "JUN 98"  Type 1         AA-0000 - AY-8223     (208,224 P)
    11- 4-00 "NOV 01"  Type 2 (no BB) AZ-0000 - BG-1886      (61,887 P)
    May 01   "FEB 02"  Type 3         BB-0000 - BB-1849       (1,850 P)
    10-19-01 "OCT 02"  Type 4 (no BJ) BG-2033 - BP-1145      (59,113 P)
     9- 5-02 "MAR 03"  Type 5         BJ-0466 - BJ-8666       (8,201 P)
    11-19-02           Type 6 (no EA) BP-1509 - EJ-9990     (598,482 P)
                       Type 5a        EA-0138 -
    2014               Type 7         EK-0008 - FP-2990     (272,983 P)
                                                    (TOTAL 1,232,991 P)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Embossed, "Celebrate & Discover"
    Type 2 - Embossed, "TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION"
    Type 3 - Embossed, "WWW.WASHINGTONDC.GOV"
    Type 4 - As Type 2, but flat (Garst reports change at BG-2000)
    Type 5 - As Type 3, but flat (BK-1040 reported)
    Type 6 - As Type 4, but block legend at top, not script,
             "WASHINGTON,DC"     (BK-3476 reported)
    Type 7 - As Type 6, but "DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA"
     
    Prefixes omitted:  AP,AS,AT,AU,CL,DC,DV,DW

    Windshield stickers began 4/22/02, so very few 2004 plate stickers
    issued ("MAR 04" seen).  BL-6120 highest seen with plate stickers;
    BL-6329 lowest seen without plate stickers.  2 new stickers issued
    for each plate, with legend "SEE WINDOW STICKER".


    RESERVED SERIES #1 - 1250:  (#1251+ = Personalized)
    1964-65:  Annual plates, dated "3-31-65" through "3-31-66".
    1966-67:  Dated "3-31-67", steel, revalidated with 1968 sticker.
    1968-69:  Undated aluminum, revalidated with 1970 sticker.
    1969:     New registrations issued steel "3-31-70" plates.
    1970-73:  Annual plates, dated "3-31-71" through "3-31-74".
              "3-31-71" is aluminum, others are steel.
    1974:     U.S. Bicentennial design, dated "3-31-75".
    1975-77:  U.S. Bicentennial design, annual plates, undated, with
              stickers "3-31-76" to "3-31-78".
    1978-84:  Nation's Capital design, annual plates, undated, with
              stickers "3-31-79" to "MAR 85".
    1985-90:  Capital City design, annual plates, undated, with
              stickers "MAR 86" to "MAR 91".  1985-88, 1990 plates
              feature two larger shields flanking number.  1989
              plates feature two normal-size shields flanking
              number.
    1991-97:  Celebrate & Discover design, annual plates, undated,
              with stickers "MAR 92" to "MAR 98".  Plates feature
              two normal-size shields flanking number.
    1998-2000:  Same as 1991-97, but slogan at bottom, "MAR 99" to
                "MAR 01".