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    VERMONT
     
    1905-07 UNDATED REGISTER BASE             TOTAL      GAP
    1905 Type 1a - "35"         9 -  479      (471)       27
    (05) Type 1b - "45"       507 -  725      (219)       26
    (06) Type 2  - "56"       752 -  986      (235)
     
    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Slots at top of legend, black back, period after legend
    Type 2 - Slots beside legend, white back, no period after legend
     
     
    1907-09 UNDATED WHITE "VT" BASE           TOTAL      GAP
    1907 Type 1a - "37"        31 - 1076    (1,046)      105
    (07) Type 1b - "67"      1182 - 1406      (225)       82
    (08) Type 1c - "28"      1489 - 1632      (144)      106
         Type 1d - "58"      1739 - 1924      (186)
     
    All have red codes on white back.  
    1909 #1996 highest listed.  1916-18 are undated.  Truck began 1922.
     
     
    RESERVED NUMBERS  (No extra fee ever)
    1907-19:  All numbers reissued automatically unless owner changed vehicles.
    1920-22:  Only lowest numbers reserved (verified up to #1410 in 1921-22).
    1923-27:  #1 - 100 assigned to state officials; no other numbers reserved.
    1928-50:  #1 - 100 as 1923-27, #101 - 999? reserved.
             (Numbers verified:  #175 in 1928, #791 in 1929+, #4044 in 1938+)
              #1 - 100 not issued 1933-35; became part of State Official series.
    1951-61:  #1 - 100 as 1923-50, #101 - 5000 reserved.
    1962-on:  #1 - 100 as 1923-61, #101 - 9999 reserved.
     
     
    1909   1 -  1959*               1930       1 - 84-999*
    1910   1 -  2439                1931       1 - 75-523*
    1911   1 -  3264                1932       1 - 69-150*
    1912   1 -  4252                1933     101 - 68-437*
    1913   1 -  5982                1934     101 - 65-866
    1914   1 -  8259                1935     101 - 72-232
    1915   1 - 11499               (1936) "MARCH 31, 1937"  1 - 76-400*
    1916   1 - 15522               (1937) "APR. 1, 1938"    1 - 76-420
    1917   1 - 20289                1938       1 - 77 751
    1918   1 - 22504                1939       1 - 81 000
    1919   1 - 26667                1940       1 - 84 000
    1920   1 - 31-547               1941       1 - 86 665
    1921   1 - 37-061               1942       1 - 87 219
    1922   1 - 41-208               1943 TAB   1 - 70 040
    1923   1 - 47-989               1944       1 - 73826
    1924   1 - 56-693               1945       1 - 80576
    1925   1 - 63-519               1946       1 - 87999
    1926   1 - 68-113               1947       1 - 92625
    1927   1 - 75-000*              1948       1 - 96000*
    1928   1 - 80-000*              1949       1 - 99000
    1929   1 - 85-000*              1950       1 - 99999, K 101 - K4942
     
    1933:  38-051 - 39-500, 45-001 - 47-000 (3,450 P) destroyed by
           water damage.  Unknown if duplicates or higher numbers made.
     
     
    1951 Reserved    1 - 5000                      No I,O,Q,T,X,Y used.
         Standard   A1 - W999, AB1 - GR951                (GS expected)
                     (103 prefixes known)             (TOTAL 107,849 P)
     
    Single letter alphabet:     A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,J,K,L,M,N,P,R,  U,V,W
    A,C,E,F uses long alphabet:   B,  D,E,  G,H,J,K,L,M,N,P,R,S,U,V,W,Z
    B,D,G uses short alphabet:          E,                P,R,S,U,V,W,Z
    Omitted Prefixes:  BS, FU
    Non-Pass. Prefixes:  S,T,X,Y,Z, TD-TK, XB-XN
     
      
    1952-66 FORMATS              1 - 99999,            No D used.                             A1 - F9999
     
    1952   E9983 (A expected)  (109,982)
    1953   A, E2333            (112,331)
    1954   A, E6200            (116,198)
    1955   A, E,  C841         (120,838)
    1956   A, E, C4919         (124,916)
    1957   A, E, C7321         (127,318)
    1958   A, E, C6020         (126,017)
    1959   A, E, C,  B100      (130,096)
    1960   A, E, C, B3100      (133,096)
    1961   A, B, C, E5556      (135,552)
    1962   A, B, C, E9009      (139,005)
    1963   A, B, C, E, F2800   (142,795)
    1964   A, B, C, E, F7003   (146,998)
    1965   A, B, C, E, F8498   (148,493)
    1966   A, B, C, E, F7767   (147,762)
     
    1966:  Pick-up trucks switched from passenger to TRK plates,
           thus a decrease in passengers issued.
           Zone plates Z1 - Z50 made in error on full-size base.
     
     
    1967-68 NO SLOGAN BASE
    1967      "67"                           1 - 186389     (186,389 P)
     
     
    1969-71 "SEE VERMONT" AT BOTTOM BASE           No I,J,O,Q,W,Z used.
    1969    Undated   Type 1 Reserved        1 -   9999       (9,999 P)
    1969    Undated   Type 1 Standard    A-100 - Y-9999     (198,000 P)
    1970      "70"    Type 1a            100-A - 6999-E      (46,500 P)
                                                      (TOTAL 254,499 P)
     
     
    1972-76 "SEE VERMONT" AT TOP BASE              No I,J,O,Q,W,Z used.
    1972      "72"    Type 1 Reserved        1 -   9999       (9,999 P)
    1972      "72"    Type 1 Standard    A-100 - Y-9999     (198,000 P)
    1973      "73"    Type 1a:  Holes    100-A - 4905-E      (44,406 P)
    1973      "73"    Type 2:   Slots   5366-E - 9930-E       (4,565 P)
    1974      "74"    Type 1b            392-F - 9999-L      (49,208 P)
    1975      "75"    Type 1c           AM-100 - LY-999      (90,000 P)
    1976      "76"    Type 1d            A100M -  A900M         (801 P)
    1976      "76"    Type 1e            A100A -  A919B       (1,720 P)
                                                      (TOTAL 399,520 P)
     
    Type 1c uses Alpha 1-2 only - Alpha 1:  A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,K,L                               Alpha 2:  M,N,P,R,S,T,U,V,X,Y
     
     
    1977-85 GREEN MOUNTAINS BASE                  No I,J,O,Q,W,Z used.*
    1977    Undated   Type 1 Reserved        1 -   9999       (9,999 P)
    1977    Undated   Type 1 Standard    A-100 - Y-9999     (198,000 P)
    1977    Undated   Type 1a            100-A - 9999-Y     (198,000 P)
    1980?   "    81"  Type 1b            AM100 -  LY999      (90,000 P)
    Aug.82  "JUL 83"  Type 1c            MM100 -  YY999      (90,000 P)
    Nov.83  "OCT 84"  Type 1d            100AB -  511EC      (75,112 P)
                                                      (TOTAL 661,111 P)
     
    Type 1b uses Alpha 1-2 only.  Type 1c uses Alpha 2-2 only.
    Type 1d uses combined Alphas 1 and 2.  *W added at 100CW.
    Replaced during 1989.
     
     
    1985-2017 MAPLE TREE BASE                       No I,J,O,Q,Z used.*
    Dec.84  "NOV 85"  Type 1          1A100 -   9Y999       (170,100 P)
    Jun.87  "MAY 88"  Type 1a         100A1 -   999Y9       (170,100 P)
    Jan.89  "DEC 89"  Type 1b         1AA00 -   9FD90        (98,091 P)
    Aug.89  "JUL 90"  Type 1c         10AA0 -   86BC5        (21,466 P)
    1-1-90  "NOV 90"  Type 2        AAB 100 - GXN 948     (2,250,849 P)
                                                    (TOTAL 2,710,606 P)
     
    Description of Types:  Type 1 - Wide dies (459,757 P)
                           Type 2 - Thin dies
     
    Numbers always progress before letters, regardless of position,
    except Type 1a 100A1 - 999A1, 100A2 - 999A9, 100B1, etc.
    Type 1b replaced 1977-85 bases;  FF reported as highest series.
    *Type 2:  No U,V used, except BMV series issued.