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Personalized license plates became available from the mid-1950s. Both for professional purposes and recreational use. There are tons of those categories available. Let me list them:
All Terrain, Ambulance, Amateur Radio, Apportioned, Boat Ramp, Bus, Camp Trailer to 1957, Camp Trailer 1958-, Camper, Classis Vehicle, Combination 1, Combination 2, Commercial to 1957, Commercial 1958-, Common, Construction, Dealer Motorcycle, Dealer New to 1969, Dealer New 1970-1989, Dealer New 1990-, Dealer Spec. Equip., Dealer Used to 1969, Dealer Used 1970-1989, Dealer Used 1990-, Dismantler, Early American, Error Plates, Exp. Test, Factory, Farm, Fire Apparatus, Fish, Foreign Consul, Gasoline, Handicapped, Hearse, High Mileage Veh., Interstate, Junk, Livery, Marine Trailer, M.F.G., Military, Miscellaneous / Local, Motorcycle, Municipal, M.V. Dept., Official, Parade, Permits, Political-State, Political-US, Postmaster, POW, Prototype, PUC, Repair to 1969, Repair 1970-, Sample, School Bus, Service Bus, Snowmobile, Special Equipment, Sphinx, State, Student Transport, Taxi, Temp. Metal Plates, Temp. Non-Passenger, Temp. Pass., Temp. Reg. Certificate, Toll, Trailer, Trans., Vanpool, Veteran, Volunteer Firefighter, Wrecker. This list is of course very extensive and I am going to show some examples of it here.
Recreational use is off-road. The first license plates were used for motorcycles starting in 1970. Starting with “A …” and then on with “B …”, etc … New Dealer License Plates were marked with “X1 123” or “X2 123 “or” X3 123 “, where the” 123 “is replaced by a 3 digit number.
Were introduced in the 1970s.
Only for heavy vehicles that are not allowed on the highway. It was started in the late sixties / early seventies. Originally red was used on yellow, but from 2000 onwards they switched to “fading blue”. The special motorcycles also received such a license plate, but then red on white and then followed by light blue plates.
These license plates are used on all kinds of vehicles that are operational in junkyards. It was started in the late 1940s – early 1950s. In 1996 the term “junk” was replaced by “dismantler”. From 2002 these dismantler license plates were preceded by a “0”. The sizes and colors of these number plates had to be the same as those of the second-hand dealer.
These plates are used on certain commercial fishing boats. The State DEEP is responsible for the issuance of these plates. These license plates appeared in the late 1970s – early 1980s. 3 colors were used to indicate the type of “fish”, namely “Commercial Fishing”, “Commercial Lobster Pot” and “Commercial Finfish”. These number plates are still in use but there are no recent ones anymore because all new plates are now “dark blue on reflective silver”.
As you expected, these license plates are only used by disabled people (starting in 1976). A wheelchair logo was also used for a short period of time. The license plate itself ended in “-HP”. I would also like to mention that there are also plates that start with “HP-“, but these are NOT handicapped plates. There are also such plates for motorcyclists that start with 3 digits and an -M & suffix. As soon as “999-M &” was reached, they started with “100-N &”.
Used on livery vehicles such as light buses, for-hire cars, limousines, taxis, etc … These plates are believed to be first used in the 1920s.
These number plates are used on vehicles of the municipal city services such as police cars, garbage trucks, municipal maintenance, etc … It was started in the mid-1970s.
Fishing License Plates – Finally
Now you will probably say, what does this have to do with recreational fishing? And you are absolutely right, but I challenge anyone to write a full article on personalized fishing license plates. That really doesn’t seem that easy to me. That’s why I gave a little information about other license plates and below you will find the license plates you were looking for … And I always say: images are much more fun to look at! (That’s why I like to read comics too). Have fun watching!