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Vanity Plates

Connecticut was one of the first states to offer special plates for motorists with a good driving record.
These started in 1937 and were originally "Initial" plates. Three letters at first, then in 48, Four letters were allowed and they were called "Vanity" plates. By the seventies, you could get up to 6 letters/numbers used.

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(Ebay photo)

Above: A 3 letter "Initial" plate.
This is a 1948-56 base with the scotchlite reflective coating.

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(DS collection)

Above: A nice 4 letter "Vanity" plate with it's Scotchlite coating intact.

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(DS collection)

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Above: 1974 Vanity. (DS collection)

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Above: 1974 Vanity. (DS collection)

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(DS collection)

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Above: A RARE Mid-74 "Polyvend" based vanity. (DS collection)

LUSU vanity
(DS collection)

Above: This is a 1957 remake of an older base. It shows a 1975 expiration.

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(DS collection)

Above: A 1987 "MAP" base with 97 expiration decal.

CARD-2 gradiant
(DS collection)

Above: A 2000 reissue of the above plate. Notice the smaller font size.

Look for additional vanity plates in non-passenger catagories.