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Passenger plates from 1957 to June 1974

All states went to a 6" x 12" plate standard in 1957 including Connecticut. This called for a complete re-issue of all plates. The 57 Base was simple with just the word Connecticut on the lower left and tab holes to the lower right. All passenger plates were white on blue. New registrations started at 100-000 and reached 999-999 in 1965. The BJ-1000 series resumed in 1963 also. This reached the NZ-9999 series in 1974 before being switched to the blue on white "Polyvend" plates in june 1974. 

Connecticut used metal date tabs on this series till March of 1963. It was at this point that the letters and number were separated with a dot. Later plates use a decal for the expiration year.

Start of 2 Letter 4 Number Series.
 
SEQUENCE  RULES:
Passenger sequence basically ran from AA.1000 to ZZ.9999
 
Letters series not used on Passenger series runs.
CA-CZ  Combination Series
DA-DZ  Used Car Dealer
XA-XZ   New Car Dealer
MD      Medical Doctor
The letter O was never used as the first character of a letter group.
The Number 0 was never used as the first number in a group. 
The letter Q is never used. The letter I was only used as the second character.
All 4 digit number series begin at 1000

Above & Below: Note size difference in the word "Connecticut"; A wider, more "squared off" font was used.

1957
   
1958
Remake with no DOT separator
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GL collection
Two nice examples of 1957 re-issues.
Both have renewal tabs.
(No dot separator between letters and numbers indicates that
this number was a re-issue from a previous base.)
 
1959
   
1960
   
1961
   
1962
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1963

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1964
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six number plate
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1965

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1966
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Above: BZ base with dot separator and no tab holes.
A 1964 issue perhaps with a 66 renewal?
 
1967

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1968
   
1969

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1970
Daves' plate
Above: "G" series, 1970 issue. (DS collection)
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1971
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(DS collection)
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1972
Gregs plate
Above: "K" series, 1972 issue. (GL collection)
 
1973

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1974
M series1974
Above: M series w/74 expiration. (DS collection)
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Above: The N-series was the last of the Blue original base plates.
(There were no "OA-OZ" plates issued.) (DS collection)
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1975
 
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1976
   

Note: The "IA-IZ" series was skipped.

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GL collection

Plates ZA-1000 thru ZF-9999 out of sequence.

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Above: A rare "Polyvend" made plate with a 74 sticker.
These plates started with SA-1000, skipping the PA series.
(eBay photo)

NI 4 conn 1957
Cichon collection

This is a 57 base showing a re-issued number from a much older "N over I" series.

Above: Six number plates were issued from 1957-1965 for new registrations.

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Above:  1962  "Dot" separator added, & still has tab holes.