1963 through 1968

Base plates and stickers


  This base was issued in 1963 and remain useable with re-validation stickers. This plate can be used for YOM registration for 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, and 1967 with the proper validation sticker. Low populated counties continued to issue these plates after introduction of the 65 base plate until the 68 base was introduced or supplies were exhausted.

The abbreviated WASH. was offensive to some Washington residents so it was outlawed and in 1965 a new base was issued with WASHINGTON centered across the bottom. The old WASH. base continued to be issued in many counties until the supply was exhausted before the new base was issued. This plate with the appropriate sticker is correct for 1965, 1966, and 1967 if using it for YOM.

Another base was issued with the introduction of a law on July 1, 1968 requiring the plates to be reflectorized. These have Washington on the top and placed to the left to allow for better placement of the validation stickers.


1964, 1965, 1966, and 1967 on 1963 Base plate


1965, 1966 and 1967 on 1965 base plate

  This is a 1963 Truck base plate with a 1968 validation sticker. The 1968 sticker is red on a yellow background. It has TRUCK beneath the 68.

   This is a 65 base plate with a 67 validation sticker. The sticker is Orange on a black background.

  This plate has a expiration of SEPT 1998. ALPCA Archives say these plates were valid through 1985 but as evidenced by this plate some have continued to be used. This is currently on a mid 50's Pontiac.

        created July 31, 1998