In late 2007, a new base appeared - without sticker boxes. The earliest plates seen on this base were in the VYX- series, but this was only a small group.
The sticker boxes came back in the VZ- series.
Somewhere between VZS- and VZT-, the boxes went away for good.
The cutoff is indeterminate - as plates in both the VZS and VZT series have been seen both with and without the boxes.
FIRST W- plateJeff Fazekas
NJ map misplaced
In November 2009, The "3M Ensure Virtual Security Thread" started appearing on NJ passenger plates. Basically this is a double-helix pattern going down the center of the plate.
This started between ZGB and ZGE.