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Site Activity Log for 2011

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Sat., Dec. 31
Added to our 1991 Baseplate page images of non-passenger plates of which we have examples in our collection.
   
Thurs., Dec. 29
Added near the bottom of our page about Special Annual Hauling Permits images of 2008-09 and 2009-10 permits contributed by J. Reid Williamson.
   
Tue., Dec. 27
Added to our page about special plates issued to elected officials a State Board of Education plate photographed by Andrew Pang; added to our period photo of a 1948 Pontiac adjacent to our description of plates of that year a close-up image of the plate attached to the car, courtesy of Charlie Gauthier.
   
Mon., Dec. 26
Edited and reorganized our 1991 Baseplate page, and added a table of our estimates of general-issue registration numbers assigned annually during its period of issuance.
   
Sun., Dec. 25
Added a new photo gallery page featuring images of 1984 baseplates in use for 25 years.
   
Fri., Dec. 23
Edited and reorganized our 1984 Baseplate page, and added a table of our estimates of general-issue registration numbers assigned annually during its period of issuance.
   
Thurs., Dec. 22
Added near the bottom of our page about Validation Stickers images of stickers issued during 2005 (marked "06"), 2010, and 2011, as well as text about the limited use of stickers since 2003.
   
Wed., Dec. 21
Completely reconstructed our 1978 Baseplate page, including the addition of new information about general-issue auto plate numbering.
   
Tue., Dec. 20
Substantially altered most of the text in our section about 1966 Baseplates, especially the discussion of general-issue passenger plate numbering.
   
Mon., Dec. 19
Reconfigured the lower portion of our Motorcycle Plates page and added images of MT- and MR-series plates provided by Johnny Miles and David Wilson.
   
Sun., Dec. 18
Completely reconstructed our 1974 Baseplate page; made minor revisions to our 1968 Baseplate page.
   
Sat., Dec. 17
Added to our Reserved-Number Plates page an image taken by Johnny Miles of plate no. 7 in use; replaced the existing image of an NC-series Temporary plate on our page devoted to plates of that general type with an image of better quality provided by David Wilson; added to the same page an image of a K-series Temporary plate photographed by David; added to our page about Hire (Taxi) Plates an image taken by David of a plate with the numbering format introduced in February 2011; added near the bottom of our page about Annual Special Hauling Permits a photograph taken by David of a 2010-11 issue.
   
Wed., Dec. 14
Completely reconstructed our 1968 Baseplate page.
   
Sun., Dec. 11
Updated our page about 1997 and later D.C. auto plates with data about which two-letter prefixes have been introduced since August 2010; added a discussion of 1967 ("68") validation stickers to our page devoted to details about stickers, and set up sections in which 1968 baseplate stickers will soon be discussed; added to our page about the 1968 Baseplate information about registration numbers assigned annually during the life of this base.
   
Tue., Dec. 6
Added several new paragraphs to the section of our Optional Plates page about City Bicentennial plates.
   
Sun., Dec. 4
Added an image of a 1933 Dealer plate to appropriate type- and year-specific pages; added an image of a late-issue City Bicentennial plate to the section of our Optional Plates page dedicated to that issue; added images of two recent Motorcycle plates near the bottom of our page dedicated to that type.
   
Sat., Dec. 3, 2011
Added a new page dedicated to the subject of Special Use and Temporary plates that includes content previously found on our Non-Passenger Types page supplemented by new information and images of 24 plates not shown previously; some of the information and images on this page were provided by Bradley Gallagher and J. Reid Williamson.
   
Sat., Nov. 26
Added a new page upon which we discuss the assignment of reserved registration numbers for 1958.
   
Sun., Nov. 20
Updated data as to the number of 1933 through 1957 Presidential Inaugural plates known to exist as of September 2011 in appropriate sections of our page dedicated to these special event plates, this data having been tabulated and submitted by Charlie Gauthier.
   
Sat., Nov. 19
Added images of these non-passenger plates to the appropriate year-specific section of our 1950s Plates page and type-specific pages indicated: 1956 Motorcycle, courtesy of Vance Fulkerson; 1952 Rental Car; 1959 Bus.
   
Tue., Nov. 15
Added images of these non-passenger plates to the type- and decade-specific pages indicated: 1939 Commercial (Truck); 1948 Commercial (Truck); 1948 Hire (Taxi).
   
Sun., Nov. 13
Added to our page about Hire (Taxi) Plates a table of post-1973 registration number cutoff points; added to the Trailer section of our Truck and Trailer Types page two images of current baseplates in use and information about how trailer plates have been numbered since 1974.
   
Sat., Nov. 12
Added to our page about Optional Plates images of the four BB-series plates of which we have images; added an image of a CW-series passenger car plate to our page upon which we show plates of the various letter series issued since April 1997.
   
Sat., Nov. 5, 2011
Added to our page about U.S. Congress and Congressional Staff Permits an image of a 75th Congress permit, and replaced the existing image of an 84th Congress permit with an image of a permit in better condition, courtesy of Charlie Gauthier.
   
Sun., Oct. 2
Added to our page about 1940s plates images of four general-issue passenger car plates of different years with the same registration number.
   
Sat., Oct. 1, 2011
Added to our page about Sample plates an image of the earliest flat style sample; added an image of a second 1918 passenger car plate to the section of our 1918-1929 Plates page dedicated to that year.
   
Mon., Sept. 26
Added to our page about Reserved-Number Plates an image of the 2010-11 issue in a format consistent with other plates of recent years (i.e. not in use on a vehicle); added near the bottom of our page about Dealer plates an image of a 1948-52 plate frame featuring a dealer advertisement.
   
Fri., Sept. 23
Added to our page about Annual Special Hauling Permits two photographs of a 2011-12 issue, courtesy of J. Reid Williamson.
   
Tue., Sept. 20
Added to our Office of Foreign Missions plates page images of Diplomatic and U.N. Secretariat plates of the Foreign Mission classification that were photographed in Manhattan by David Wilson.
   
Mon., Sept. 19 Added to the Organizational Plate Program section of our Optional Plates page an image of an Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority plate photographed by J. Reid Williamson; replaced the photo of a University of Michigan plate posted two days ago with an image taken by Johnny Miles of an example in better condition.
   
Sat., Sept. 17, 2011
Added to the Organizational Plate Program section of our Optional Plates page an image of a previously unobserved and apparently new design, University of Michigan, courtesy of Bradley Gallagher; added an image of a recent Fraternal Order of Police plate povided by J. Reid Williamson; modified text in this section to provide information about how plates of this category are numbered.
   
Mon., Aug. 1, 2011
Added to our Miscellaneous Topics page an image of a 1984 base inverted error plate.
   
Sat., July 9
Added to our page about this site an image of five of our regular contributors; added a new page, accessible from our Miscellaneous Topics page (until such time as we create a page dedicated to the hobby of collecting D.C. license plates) upon which we will present photographs of collections of District of Columbia license plates, the first being a display of a collection assembled over many years by J. Ray Frank. (DCplates.net participated in the design, preparation, and transportation of this display from mid-May through late June, hence the lack of direct progress on this site during that period.)
   
Mon., July 4, 2011
Added to our page about Dealer plates several images of the 2010-11 plate, courtesy of Johnny Miles.
   
Sat., May 21
Added color data about the validation tab used exclusively on Antique Car plates for the 1964 registration year to our page devoted to that type; made changes to registration number data presented on our pages about plates of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1960s.
   
Sun., May 15
Added images of a second 90th Congress-House permit, a 95th Congress-Senate permit, a 1971 U.S. Congress Staff permit, and a 1978-79 U.S. Congress Staff permit in better condition than the example previously shown to our page devoted to Congressional permits, courtesy of Charlie Gauthier.
   
Sat., May 7, 2011
Added to our Office of Foreign Missions plates page images of two 2007 base Diplomatic Staff plates in use.
   
Wed., April 27
Reorganized the composition of our page about U.S. Government plates and added images of two early Dept. of Agriculture plates.
   
Fri., April 22
Added to our Office of Foreign Missions plates page an image of a 2007 base OFM plate in use taken by Johnny Miles.
   
Tue., April 19
Added to the 2007 base section of our page devoted to Office of Foreign Missions plates the color scheme of 2011 (exp. 2012) validation decals for plates of this type, which was provided by Bradley Gallagher.
   
Mon., April 18
Added to the 2007 base section of our page devoted to Office of Foreign Missions plates images of diplomat, consul, and diplomatic staff plates, as well as close-up images of graphics that appear in each upper corner of these plates, courtesy of Johnny Miles.
   
Sat., April 16
Added to the 1984 base section of our page devoted to Office of Foreign Missions plates images of several embassy and mission plates, including a diplomatic sample plate; added a section in which the four distinct styles of 1984 OFM baseplates are identified and discussed.
   
Sun., April 10
Added to the 1984 base section of our page devoted to Office of Foreign Missions plates images of Diplomatic Staff and United Nations Diplomatic plates provided by Johnny Miles.
   
Sun., April 3, 2011
Added to the 1984 base section of our page devoted to Office of Foreign Missions plates images of United Nations and Organization of American States diplomatic plates, and diplomatic staff motorcycle and handicapped person plates, courtesy of Johnny Miles.
   
Thurs., March 31
Added information to and substantially reconfigured the 1984 baseplate section of our page devoted to Office of Foreign Missions plates; added to this section an image of a diplomatic motorcycle plate provided by Johnny Miles.
   
Sun., March 27
Added images of two vehicles registered with Clergy plates to our Non-Passenger Plates page, courtesy of Johnny Miles.
   
Sat., March 26
Added near the top of the Historic Motor Vehicle section of our page upon which this type is featured images provided by Johnny Miles of cars registered with HMV plates 874 and 916, which illustrate the transition of this type from embossed to flat plates.
   
Thurs., March 24
Added to our page about Office of Foreign Missions plates images of 2007 base motorcycle, temporary, and trailer license plates provided by Johnny Miles.
   
Sun., March 20
Isolated in tables on our page about Office of Foreign Missions plates information about the colors of validation stickers used exclusively on those plates, and added new sticker color data gleaned from images provided by Johnny Miles; added a new page upon which we will slowly document what is known about this history of plates displayed on motor vehicles operated by the U.S. government.
   
Tue., March 15
Added an image of the 2011 (exp. 3-31-2012) reserved-number passenger car plate provided by Johnny Miles to our page devoted to that classification and to our home page.
   
Sat., March 12
Added entries about non-passenger license plates to the timeline on our introductory page.
   
Fri., March 11
Added 1957 through 2002 entries, as well as entries about reserved-number and special-event plates, to the timeline on our introductory page.
   
Wed., March 9
Added 1907 through 1957 entries to the timeline on our introductory page.
   
Mon., March 7
Added a summary history of District of Columbia license plates to our introductory page; began constructing a historical timeline of D.C. plates on the same page.
   
Sun., March 6 Redesigned the red-and-white four-line navigation bar at the top of this page, both with respect to its composition and the appearance of its elements. This new navigation bar will be copied to other pages as they are modified for other purposes.
   
Sat., March 5, 2011
Posted our new home page, as well as a separate page containing introductory information (which used to be on the home page) to which we plan to add more basic information about D.C. plate history, along with a historical timeline, in the near future.
   
Sun., Feb. 27
Added to our page about the 1978 Baseplate information about plate and sticker serial numbers for 1978, 1979, and 1980; added to our new page about validation stickers information about stickers of those years.
   
Sat., Feb. 26
Added to our page about the 1974 Baseplate information about plate and sticker serial numbers; added a new page comprised of validation sticker details, begun with information about 1975 ("76"), 1976, and 1977 stickers; made corresponding minor adjustments to our page about reserved-number plates and our existing page about validation stickers.
   
Sun., Feb. 20
Added near the bottom of our page about Hire (Taxi) plates news of the introduction of a new numbering format for plates of this type first reported by Bradley Gallagher, with an observation of a second example reported two days later by J. Reid Williamson; added an image of a second style of embossed 2000 base Sample plate to our page dedicated to that plate type; added to our page about Commercial (Truck) plates an image of a 1967 (exp. 3-31-68) plate; added to our page about Optional plates an image of a St. John's College plate, a new design photographed by Bradley Gallagher.
   
Wed., Feb. 2, 2011
Added to the Handicapped Disabled Veteran section of our Non-Passenger Plates page images of two plates photographed by J. Ried Williamson; added to our page about U.S. Dept. of State Office of Foreign Missions diplomatic plates an image of a current plate issued to a physically disabled individual, also photographed by Reid.
   
Sun., Jan. 30
Added to the Manufacturer section of our Motor Vehicle Business Types page an image of a 2008-09 plate photographed by J. Reid Williamson; added to the Livery section of our Public Service Types page images of embossed and flat style current "Taxation" plates, also photographed by Reid.
   
Sun., Jan. 23
Added to our page about the 1991 Baseplate an image taken by J. Reid Williamson of another early two-letter-prefix plate with faded gaphics; replaced the existing image of a current-style (i.e. flat) Apportioned plate in the section of our Truck and Trailer Types page with an image of a plate in better condition, also provided by Reid.
   
Sat., Jan. 22
Added a new page upon which is described the 1960-1961 development of reflectorized license plates introduced in 1962.
   
Mon., Jan. 17
Added 15 Special Use and Dealer-Issued Temporary plates from 1951 through 1968 to our 1950s and 1960s plates pages; added the approximate 2010 to 2011 passenger registration number cutoff point near the top of our page about the 2000 Baseplate; added colors of the 2010-11 Dealer and Manufacturer plates to our information about plates of those types.
   
Sun., Jan. 16
Replaced text in the section of our Non-Passenger Plates page about WN-series Diplomatic plates with new text with information about the history of this type; added information to our page about DPL-series Diplomatic plates about how 1963 plates were used for 14 months; added a new page with a list of ambassadors and embassies to which 1958 Diplomatic plates were assigned.
   
Thurs., Jan. 13
Added to our pages about 1950s, Commercial, and Sample plates images of a 1952 C-prefix Commercial plate and a 1956 (3-31-57) Sample plate.
   
Sat., Jan. 8
Made slight changes to information on our page about Personalized plates; to our page about Presidential Inaugural plates added new information about the approval of 1961 plates and updated data about the number of 1933 through 1957 plates still in existence, courtesy of Charlie Gauthier.
   
Mon., Jan. 3
Added to our page about Dealer plates information about their numbering and issuance during the 1960s, when several noteworthy changes occurred.
   
Sat., Jan. 1, 2011
Modified the banner image at the top of most pages of the site so that it functions as a link to the home page.
   



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