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Connecticut License Plates

Year - Date Tabs
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1987-1999
2000-2010
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Year - Date Decals
Year - Date Tabs
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Metal Year inserts.

Connecticut pioneered the use of renewable base plates.
Fragile metal date tab inserts were used to indicate renewal.
The tabs broke easily to discourage theft/removal.
These were used from 1937 till 1963 when they were replaced with decals.

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1941 Stencil Metal tab

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1956 Metal Tab Red/Stencil Number

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Blue on White

1958 Metal Date Tab Blue/White

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1959 Metal Date Tab  Black on polished aluminum.

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1960 Metal Date Tab White/Blue

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Black on Yellow

Click here for Decal page.