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    NOVA SCOTIA
     
    Highest 1907-17 pre-provincial plate known:  #6969

    Dealer began 1919.  Truck began 1920.

    1918     87  -  8907    (8,821*)         1922   1-067 - 15-456   (14,390*)
    1919   2102  - 11753    (9,652)          1923   1-798 - 16-760   (14,963)
    1920   1071  - 12352   (11,282*)         1924   1-179 - 18-701   (17,523)
    1921   1131  - 13503   (12,373)          1925   1-120 - 20-747   (19,628)

     
    YEAR     LIGHT 1-3,000 LBS.     HEAVY 3,001+ LBS.         TOTAL
    1926      L1-208 - L11-349      H15-129 - H24-456         19,470
    1927      L1-720 - L18-920      H19-238 - H29-275         27,239*
    1928      10-326 -  27-500      H40-508 - H52-085         28,753

    1929   10-547 - 41-423   (30,877)
    1930   40-372 - 84-704   (44,333*)
     

    1931-40 FORMAT   20-000  - 29-999     County group system below;
    1941-71 FORMAT   2-00-00 - 2-99-99    believed in effect 1931-52.

    YEAR      2         3         4         5         6         7        8-9     TOTAL
    1931   23-707    34-010    43-095    53-843    62-187    74-251    88-990    30,090
    1932   27-155    33-566    43-274    53-076    63-255    72-016    88-156    30,505

    1933   27-852    33-616    43-652    51-348    62-422    74-338    87-675    30,910
    1934   27-859    33-343    43-159    53-035    61-888    71-671    88-986    29,948
    1935   27-860    33-252    42-934    53-954    63-521    72-987    82-788    27,303
    1936   28-359    33-693    43-045    52-792    62-134    74-263    89-047    33,340
    1937   28-099    33-884    42-544    53-880    63-056              90-041    31,510
    1938   27-917    33-819    43-526    52-964    60-755    73-110    88-773    30,871
    1939   28-243    33-380    43-229    53-875    63-885    70-126    89-719    32,464
    1940   28-832    33-589    43-463    55-050    63-066    76-320    92-249    42,576
    1941   2-77-64   3-35-73   4-32-16   5-56-63   6-37-60   7-05-49   9-32-95   37,827
    1942   2-89-92   3-31-37   4-22-50   5-39-64   6-18-36   7-43-23   9-14-25   35,934
    1943   2-74-71   3-27-50   4-33-36   5-43-00   6-37-31             9-50-02   36,596
    1945   2-80-40   3-31-70   4-09-75   5-44-22   6-18-77   7-50-66   9-15-04   35,061
    1946   2-82-46   3-34-99   4-27-34   5-41-97   6-13-93   7-07-37   9-55-23   36,336
    1947   2-67-76   3-29-70   4-28-78   5-33-56   6-04-20             9-83-14   34,720
    1948   2-84-97   3-35-15   4-38-31   5-43-13   6-37-33             9-87-62   42,657
    1949   2-85-34   3-43-91   4-32-94   5-40-38   6-37-40   7-77-33   9-99-18   51,655
    1950   2-99-97   3-48-49   4-45-61   5-60-43   6-83-04   7-35-37   9-99-99   57,297
    1951   2-95-17   3-54-28   4-53-77   5-68-30   6-56-59             9-96-25   52,442
    1952   2-73-16   3-91-90   4-99-91   5-82-41   6-85-13   7-48-97   9-67-10   64,865
     
    1932:     99-000 series reported as possible 1/2 year issue.
    1943:     All are restamped 1942 plates, which had been made in pairs.
    1950-51:  6-digits reported.
    1953:     New registrations received dated "53" plate and tab
              10-07-68 - 10-97-76    (9,009 P)
    1953-56:  New registrations received dated "52" plate and tab
              11-01-27 - 16-48-65   (54,739 P)
     
     

    TABS      PASSENGER        HALF YEAR TRUCK          SMALL SIZE  (M/C, Public Veh.)
    1952       (none)                Yellow/Black         (none)
    1953   002382 - 059380,   111026 Red/White        126149 - 126349
           180507
    1954     3701 -  97343    120749 White/Red        132147 - 132514
    1955    13438 -  88791    130362 White/Gold       140813
    1956    23766 -  95240,   139401 Green/White      151050,
           161290 - 165632                            170041 - 170583
     
    PLATES 
    1957      13-33-65   (113,366 P)          1962-63   20-33-01   (183,302 P)
    1958      13-82-62   (118,263 P)          1964-65   22-48-37   (204,838 P)
    1959      14-69-92   (126,993 P)          1966-68   28-19-18   (261,919 P)
    1960-61   18-36-61   (163,662 P)          1969-71   29-74-28   (277,429 P)

    1972-80 ALL-NUMERIC BASE
    1972 Type 1: Non-reflective     2-00-00 - 38-49-99      (365,000 P)
    1975 Type 2: Reflective        38-50-00 - 66-39-99      (279,000 P)
                                                      (TOTAL 644,000 P)

    After 6/17/1979, issued only to re-registrations and replacements.
    1972-present:  Even year stickers UL, odd year stickers UR.
    1980-86:  All received DEC stickers in smaller size and/or color.
    Replaced December 1986.

    1980-90 ALPHA-NUMERIC BASE                           No I,O,Q used.
    6-18-79  "JUN 80"  Type 1       AAA-001 - AWE-999       (441,558 P)
    Aug.86   "AUG 87"  Type 2       AWF-001 - BJH-059       (277,781 P)
    Apr.88   "APR 89"  Type 3       BJK-707 - BRS-999       (144,149 P)
                                                      (TOTAL 866,133 P)
     
    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Steel, round corners, long slots
    Type 2 - As Type 1, but aluminum
    Type 3 - Aluminum, square corners, short slots
     
    Old all-numeric dies reported on AEJ and AES series.
    Normal dies:  AEE-968, AEF-392, AEH-362, AEK-282, AEM-703, AEN-454,
    AEN-784, AEP-086, AER-484, AES-357, AES-798, AET-071, AEV-421,
    AEV-977, AEW-483, AEY-090, AEZ-699.
    Starting 1987, passenger plates also issued to light trucks.
     
    1990-2018 BLUENOSE BASE                              No I,O,Q used.
    Jun.89   "FEB 90"  Type 1       BRT 001 - CCV 999       (255,744 P)
    1992     "APR 93"  Type 2       CCW 001 - CVW 999       (368,631 P)
    Late 95  "AUG 98"  Type 1a      CVX 001 - DAE 999        (99,900 S)
    1998     "JUN 00"  Type 2a      DAF 001 - DDH 999(no DDD)(70,929 S)
    1999     "JUL 01"  Type 1b      DDJ 001 - FAD 999(w/DDD)(985,014 S)
    Dec.11   "DEC 13"  Type 3       FAE 001 - GEJ 734       (625,109 S)
                                         (TOTAL 624,375 P, 1,780,952 S)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Helvetica dies, border
    Type 2 - New Brunswick dies, border
    Type 3 - Thin dies, no border

    Two-Year Registration began 1996.