COURTESY 1959-2014 These plates are issued to government officials or "important people".
Some of them are pseudo-vanities, using initials in addition to the county code.
1959 BASE
Starting in 1959, courtesy plates used 8 numbering patterns - all shown below in sample format.   The numbers used are now 1 through 20.
This numbering continues through the present day.

1959David Doernberg
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1959David Doernberg
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1959David Doernberg
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1959David Doernberg
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1959David Doernberg
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1959Photoshop
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1959Photoshop
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1959David Doernberg
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The first letter of the three is always a county code - except for "T". T- courtesy plates are not associated with any county.
The next 2 letters can be anything; some are the owner's initials.


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Jeff Fazekas
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Michael Goodfellow
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Jeff Fazekas
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2003NON-PASS STICKER
Jeff Fazekas
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c.1970REFLECTORIZED
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c.1971NON-REFLECTORIZED
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1977 BASE


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Mike Bender / Xavier H.
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1979 BASE


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Mike Wiener
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HANDICAPPED
Mike Wiener
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J.Mattes
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Jeff Fazekas
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Jeff Fazekas
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2006NON-PASS STICKERS
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Mike Wiener
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HANDICAPPED
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Lee Madigan
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Mike Wiener
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2005
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CAR NUMBERS

The dies used for the car number changed around 1992, when the 7-digit dies were introduced for the full-sized letters and numbers.

The 1980's-style car numbers were wider, and they were used on some of the earlier 1992 base plates.
The newer car numbers are narrower, and slightly higher.

1980's
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1992 WIDE
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1992 NARROW
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1992 BASE

Joe Wasielewski
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Lee Madigan
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2002Jeff Fazekas
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2001 HANDICAPPED
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2000 BATTLESHIPXavier Hadjadj
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HANDICAPPEDLee Madigan
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Lee Madigan
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2004 BATTLESHIP
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2001
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2004 HANDICAPPEDJeff Fazekas
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Mike Wiener
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AVERY BASE
3M2 BASE

Paul Rosenberg
"opposite" of 1 APR below
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FOP badge
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2003
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Lee Madigan
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2003
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Droopy seal
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Double seal
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Joe Pugliese
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2005
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Jon Cohen
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UNITED WE STAND
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2007 BASE


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Joe Pugliese
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Paul Rosenberg
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Paul Rosenberg
NJ map owner-supplied
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2009 HELIX BASE


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Sam Farley
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Paul Rosenberg
Only 1 AAA-1 format known on
embossed base

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