Category Archives: license plates

January 2018 License Plate Report

In the license plate game the turn of the year brings a shot of adrenaline. The waning months of the old year are, in a word, boring. Dispiriting even. Island traffic is way down from its summer peak, though not … Continue reading

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2017 Year-End License Plate Report

As you’ve probably guessed, 2017 closed with the map looking exactly as it did at the end of September. It wasn’t a bad year at all. I spotted plates from 45 different states. AWOL at the end were Alaska, Montana, … Continue reading

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November License Plate Report

As you can probably guess from the lateness of this report, there were no new sightings in November. Boo-hoo. However, yesterday on the boat coming home from an eye appointment in Sandwich, Malvina Forester (my trusty 2008 Subaru) happened to … Continue reading

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October License Plate Report

You’ve probably guessed from the sheer lateness of this report that there were no new sightings in October.¬†Sniff. Pretty cool election news from Virginia, New Jersey, and Framingham, though. ūüôā

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September License Plate Report

At first glance it looks pretty much the same as the end-of-August map, right? Now take another look to the left of California. Hawaii! Toward the end of the month, I took a swing through the parking lot at Martha’s … Continue reading

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August License Plate Report

When July ends, I damp my expectations way, way down. Pickin’s are always slim in the last five months of the year, and in a few years they’ve been nonexistent. So spotting Nebraska! and Kansas! in the first week of … Continue reading

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July License Plate Report

After June’s record-breaking tally of nine, July’s yield of precisely¬†one — Wyoming — was a bit of a letdown. Pickings are always slim in the second half of the year, and it’s not because there’s a shortage of cars. Traffic … Continue reading

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June License Plate Report

Woo woo! June was the best month ever in recent memory for the license plate game:¬†nine new sightings. Consulting maps back to 2011, I find a high of six and a low of three. Nine beats ’em all, and they … Continue reading

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May License Plate Report

Missouri and Michigan showed up in May. Too bad Mississippi didn’t make it a 3M hat trick. The tally was disappointing till I consulted my maps for previous years. They reminded me that May often isn’t a big month for … Continue reading

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April License Plate Report

A pretty good month, all in all: Oregon, Georgia, Indiana, and New Mexico. The gaps are filling in. Now I’m on the lookout for Washington state and the Carolinas, all of which are running late this year. Delaware is often … Continue reading

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