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    WISCONSIN
     
    1905-11 UNDATED BASE   1-W - 21922-W
     
    Numbers began at 1 all years 1905-42.  #10000-W issued 3/8/1910.
    #21983-W highest issued as of 7/31/1911.  1911 plates issued for
    new registrations only, starting 8/1/1911.  Truck began 1918.
     
    1911     1258W                               1932   581807
    1912    24570W                               1933   565-789*
    1913    34042W                               1934   578-194
    1914    53095W                               1935   610-158
    1915    79283                                1936   667-109
    1916   114986                                1937   714-171*
    1917   164288                                1938   705-296*
    1918   184332                                1939   722-459*
    1919   223482                                1940   746-545
    1920   274650                                1941   791-130
    1921   319-519                               1942   771 626
    1922   359-264
    1923   418-494

    1924-31
    All series start at #1.  State highway map issued with plates
    1924-26.  1924 A-B classes unknown, but obviously different.


    WEIGHT CODES  (Prefix in even years, suffix in odd years)
    A       1 - 1,600 lbs.
    B   1,601 - 2,000 lbs.
    C   2,001 - 2,800 lbs.
    D   2,801 - 4,000 lbs.
    E   4,001 +       lbs.

              A         B         C         D        E         TOTAL
    1924   156-655   135-399    91-046    79-629    4075*    (466,804)
    1925    27-395   254-938   118-029   112-042    6386     (518,790)
    1926    18-642   257-408   154-025   124-475    9539     (564,089)
    1927    19-607   238-984   185-388   141-801   11-914    (597,694)
    1928    17-297   214-221   236-498   155-478   16-471    (639,965)
    1929    13-333   181-519   293-013   172-601   20-236    (680,702)
    1930     7528    130-955   331-248   173-173   24-087    (666,991)
    1931     1865     91-793   337-384   167-640   21-773    (620,455)

     
    1942-45 BASE                                   No I,L,M,O,Q,W used.
    1942    Type 1              1 - 720 000                 (720,000 P)
    Nov.42  Type 2            A00 -     BBK                   (1,250 S)
    1942    Type 3            DYS -     9ZZ                  (24,437 S)
                                                   (TYPES 2-3 28,000 S)
    Feb.43  Type 4           A001 -    Z999                  (19,980 S)
    1943    Type 4a          0A01 -    9K99                   (9,990 S)
                                                  (TYPES 4-4a 29,970 S)
    1943    Type 1a       720 001 - 771 626                  (51,626 S)
                                                      (TOTAL 720,000 P,
                                                             109,596 S)

    Description of Types:
    Type 1 - Large plate
    Type 2 - Small plate, "WIS 1942" at bottom, 2 top central holes
    Type 3 - As Type 2, but no top central holes
    Type 4 - Medium-size plate, "WIS 43" at bottom

    Types 2-3 sequence:
    A00 - A09, A0A - A0Z, A10 - A1Z, A20 - A9Z, AA0 - AA9, AAA - AAZ,
    AB0 - ABZ, AC0 - AZZ, B00 - ZZZ, 00A - 00Z, 01A - 09Z, 0A0 - 0A9,
    0AA - 0AZ, 0B0 - 0ZZ, 10A - 19Z, 1A0 - 1ZZ, 20A - 9ZZ.

    1942-43:  All-numeric small plates are Motorcycle.
    1943:  Tab issued for rear;  windshield sticker issued for front.
           735,000 stickers ordered, although #747891 seen.
           1942 front plate to be removed.
    1943-60:  Tabs have no serial number.

     
     
    1946-52 WHITE/BLACK BASE
    The first 30,000 renewals assigned to JUN, next 10,000 to JUL, then
    60,000 each to AUG through APR, with all remaining to MAY (probably
    also 60,000).  State estimated 640,000 renewals.

    FORMATS      Number prefix = Month of expiration, i.e. 1 = January.
    Jan.46 "6 46"        1-    1 -   9-99999,
                       1/0-    1 - 1/2-99999

    10/15/50 "10 51"   1-100-000 -   9-199-999,
                     1/0-100-000 - 1/2-199-999 added
     
     
    1953-60 FORMATS        A 1 -  A 9999,       No M in 2nd position.
                       A10-000 - A99-999

    Apr.55  "MAR 56"   AK-1001 - AN-9999 added    (Authorized 4/19/55)


    1961-87 FORMATS        A 1 -  A 9999,       No I,O used.
                       A10-000 - Z99-999        B,D,F,H,K,M,P,R,T,V,X,Z
                                                start at 10-001.
    Jun.69  "MAY 70"   AA 1001 - ZZ 9999 added

    Reserved numbers 1 - 10-000 added for $3 extra fee, authorized
    10/1/1966, also added in series B,D,F,H,K,M,P,R,T,V,X,Z.

    1971:     XX 1 - XX 100 issued.
    1973:     AA 1 - AA 100, UW 1 - UW 300 issued.
    1976-79:  BB 734, CC 43, CC 320, DD 320, GG 320 seen.
    1980-87:  EE 8, JW 393 seen.
    1961-80:  DA = Disabled.
    1973-87:  LZ = Loaner, ZZ = Automobile For Hire.
    1980-87:  ZY = Human Services Vehicle.
               Replaced gradually 1987-July 1993.


    1987-2001 FARM SCENE BASE                            No I,O,Q used.
    6-10-86  "MAY 87"  Type 1      AAA-101 - AZZ-999        (475,571 P)
    3-16-87  "FEB 88"  Type 2      BAA-101 - NMD-999      (5,462,324 P)
    12-6-94  "SEP 95"  Type 3      NME-101 - WKB-944      (3,285,790 P)
    2000     "APR 01"  Type 4      WKT-544 - WRE-970         (93,024 P)
                                                    (TOTAL 9,329,793 P)

    Description of Types:  Type 1 - Dark Blue figures, wide dies
                           Type 2 - Red figures, wide dies
                           Type 3 - Red figures, thin dies
                           Type 4 - As Type 3, but glossy (Avery)

    ZYA-ZYZ = Human Service Vehicle, ZZA-ZZZ = Automobile For Hire.
    Type 1 replaced 8/1/1993 to 7/31/1994.
    Types 2-4 replaced 7/1/2000 to 6/30/2007 upon 7 years of use.


    2001-17 FARM SCENE BASE                              No I,O,Q used.
    6-24-00  "MAY 01"              101-AAA - 308-ZEC     (10,547,276 P)


    OPTIONAL BASE:

    1998-99 SESQUICENTENNIAL BASE                        No I,O,Q used.
    1-15-97  "JAN 98"               10001T - 99999T          (89,999 P)
             "MAY 98"               A1001T - Z9999T         (206,977 P)
                                    AA101T - DW999T          (80,011 P)
                                                      (TOTAL 376,987 P)

    Optional issue for $15 one-time extra fee.
    Discontinued 12/31/1998, but still currently revalidated.