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USA, Michigan 1937

Last update: 21 Mar 2004

  Picture Date
of first
issue
Date
of last
issue
Type Description Remarks
1            
2 1915?   car 123 H/ FORS plate wanted
Helsinki (Helsingfors)
Luoma
3 1920?   car O 123

O for OULU

plate wanted

underlined (tax free)
Luoma (2x)
4
May 1922
from Oct
the year
tabs
1929 car A 1234 plate wanted with tab
with additional year plate (tax?)
Luoma (2nd)
5     mc A 123 plate wanted
with additional year plate (tax?)
Luoma
6     dlr KOE/A 123 plate wanted
DNA files
7     temp X 123 plate wanted
tourist motorcycle
(valid 3 months) DNA files
8     dlr KOE/ A 123 motorcycle
9 1926?    other A 12 plate wanted
fire department
here an ambulance
Luoma
10 1930   car A 1234 T = Turku
11     mc A 123 plate wanted
Oulu
Luoma
12 1931   car A 1234 plate wanted
Oulu
Luoma
13 1932   car A 1234 H = Hme
14 1933   car A 1234 A = Helsinki
15 1934   car A 1234 plate wanted
Oulu
Luoma
16 1935   car A 1234 new dies
17     mc A 123 plate wanted
Luoma
18 1936   car A 1234 plate wanted
Luoma
19 1937   car A 1234 plate wanted
Luoma
20     mc A 123 plate wanted
Fox
21 1938   car A 1234 plate wanted
Luoma
22 1939   car A 1234 T = Turku
23     car A 1234 plate wanted
tax free (black border)
DNA files
24     car A 1234 plate wanted
commercial? (red border)
Europlate
25 1940   car A 1234 plate wanted
Luoma
26 1946   car A 1234 plate wanted
made of wood
Luoma
27     other A 1234 plate wanted
tax free (white border)
was on a fire truck
Luoma
28 1947   car A 1234 plate wanted
made of wood
Luoma
29 1948   car A 1234 plate wanted
made of wood
Luoma
30 1949 June 1956 car A 1234 plate wanted
made of wood
Luoma
31     mc A 1234 made of wood
32 1950s?   govt coat-of-arms plate wanted
president
Luoma
33     temp KOE/A 123 plate wanted
Luoma
34 June 1949   car AB 123 plate wanted
copper?
Luoma
35 picture wanted
 
Mar 1950 June 1954 car AB 123 illuminated plates
36 Okt 1951   car AB-123 cut corners
37     mc AB-123 plate wanted
cut corners
Luoma
38 1951 1952 temp KOE A 123 plate wanted
cut corners
Luoma
39 1951 1952 temp KOE A 1234 plate wanted
motorcycle
cut corners
Luoma
40 Feb 1952   temp A 1234 plate wanted
cut corners
Luoma
41 Feb 1952   temp A 1234 motorcycle
cut corners
42 Jan 1952   CD   plate wanted
silver on blue
DNA files
43     CD   plate wanted
white on blue
Fox
44   June 1955   truck   orange frame
45   Oct 1956   govt   lion (no roses)
46 x Oct 1957   dlr K/O/E A 123  
47 x     dlr K/O/E A 123 motorcycle
48   1959   govt   lion with roses
49 ?   car AB-123 raised border
no cut corners
no painted border
50 ?   mc AB-123
insurance sticker
of 1967
raised border
no cut corners
no painted border
-         mystery
probably not made in Finland Fox
51 ?   mc AB 123 painted border
52 Sept 1959   car AB 123 painted border
 53 1965   mc AB 123 new dies
54 1959   trac 123 AB  Dec 1957 (no border?)
55



from
Apr 1960
until
Apr 1995
mopd every year a different color

ABC/123 (even years)
123/ABC (odd years)

1960/61 black on orange
1961/62 black on silver
1962/63 white on green
1963/64 white on blue
1964/65 red on white
1965/66 white on black
1966/67 black on blue (Jan)
1973/74 brown on yellow
later years not known
56
Oct 1960  Jun 1972 car ABC 12 no leading zero's
57
1965?   temp A 123 SF plate wanted (2x)
ever issued?
also mc-size
Luoma
58 Jan 1966 Sept 1989 temp A 123 yr export
a ?   tr PA 1234 plate wanted
Brekke
59
June 1972   car ABC 123  
60 June 1972 1989 car AB 123 reissue
61 June 1972   car NA 123 to fit US-cars
62     temp A 1234  
63   1996? temp A 1234 plate wanted
mc
64   stopped govt AA 12 plate wanted
minister
Luoma
65 Mar 1973   govt VAL/TIO moped
66 1974 1997 mc AB/123  
67
1974 1982 trac 123 AB  
68 1974 stopped govt 123 A  
69 1979   tr PA 1234  
70     army 1234 plate wanted
no border
Luoma
71     army 12/34 plate wanted
mc
no border
Luoma
72       army P 1234 plate wanted
trailer
no border
Luoma
73     govt coat-of-arms or 1-A
(1-A not used anymore)
plate wanted
president
Luoma
74  
Apr 1979   CD CD 1234 plate wanted (2x)

Luoma (2x) 

75
blue

 

 

 

 

 

CD C 12345 plate wanted (2x)

embassy staff

76   Apr 1991 car NAB 12 to fit US-cars
77 1979 1999 tr PAB 123  
78     ? dlr K/O/E A 123 plate wanted
4 slots
Luoma
79   stopped dlr K/O/E A 123 plate wanted
mc
80 1982 ? trac 123 ABC 4 slots
81
Oct 1989 May 2001 pers ABC 1 plate wanted (2x)
car AKE
mc Roovers
82 Oct 1989 1995  temp A 123 yr export
83 Oct 1989   car NAB 123  plate wanted
AKE
84 Sept 1990 July 1991 antq MR 123  plate wanted
85 Sept 1990 now antq MM 123 plate wanted
mc
AKE
86 Nov 1990 now? CD CD 1234 plate wanted
reflective
Luoma
87   Nov 1990 now? CD C 12345 plate wanted
embassy staff
 88 Apr 1991 May 2001 car JZA 12
going backwards
to fit US-cars
89 July 1991   antq MRA 12 plate wanted

Luoma

90 later? now antq MA 123 plate wanted
AKE
91 later? now antq MA 123 plate wanted
mc
Roovers
92 Nov 1994 now other 123/AB plate wanted
snowmobile
Luoma
93 Apr 1995 now mopd AB/123  
94 1995 May 2001 temp A 123 m/yr export
95 1996? 1997? temp A/123 motorcycle
96 1997 May 2001 mc AB/123 new dies
97 Apr 1997 now temp A 1234 plate wanted
transit
Luoma
98 Apr 1997 now temp A/123 plate wanted
mc transit
Luoma
99 Jan 1998 May 2001 temp A/12 m/yr plate wanted
export mc
Roovers
100
Aug 1999 May 2001 car 6 new letters
(-DQW)
plate wanted
Luoma
101 1999? now tr WAB-123 plate wanted
Luoma
102
May 2001 now car ABC 123
ABC 12 (the old US-size)
Euro

no short plates anymore?

103 May 2001 now car ABC/123
ABC/12
square
104 May 2001 now mc AB/123 Euro
105 May 2001 now tr WAB 123  
106 May 2001 now temp A 123 export
107 May 2001 now temp A/12 export motorcycle
108            
  ? ?   A-12-FIN not yet  issued
Luoma

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