NEW JERSEY PLATE INFORMATION
Data Sheets, Books, Articles, and Whatnot.
 
License Plates of New Jersey: Tales from the Garden State


This is a detailed history of New Jersey passenger car license plates
from 1903 to the present, written by me.
(also a piece on the origin of 'Garden State' by Richard Dragon)
Registration Certificate
Issued 27 March 1903 for #150
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Thanks to John Willard.
Who Has License Tag No. 1 - from MotorCycle Illustrated
March 22 1917
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Thanks to Gary Fox for sending this to me.
What New Jersey License Letters Mean
c.1927
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Thanks to Rickey Stein for this image.
New Jersey Automobile Registrations
1912 - 1936
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Thanks to Phil Leib for this document.
New Jersey Motor Vehicle Statistics
THE BULLETIN ALMANAC AND YEAR BOOK FOR 1942
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List of License Plates
Assigned to Agencies
1952
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(Division of Motor Vehicles)
NJ License Plates - 1960
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NJ License Plates - 1971
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1972 - NJ License Plate Descriptions
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NJ License Plates - 1978
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1985 - The New Jersey License Plate Story
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2012- Disqualified Plates
(Screen shots from MVC Computer)
Nov 26 2012
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