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Last updated August 7, 2017


Keep in mind:

The photographs below are only meant to show the design of the plates that are for sale. They are not intended to show the condition of the plates. The plates shown in the photographs may or may not be a photo of the actual plate that is for sale!! If a plate number is listed in the description then the picture shown is the actual plate for sale. Otherwise the plate(s) for sale will be the same design but may have a different plate number.

To see an explanation of grading terms used go to the page on license plate grading terms. This page includes links to several other pages with photographic examples of each grading term most license plate collectors use.

This list is divided into four parts. The first section lists singles of ordinary passenger car plates. Below the single passenger section are pairs of ordinary passenger plates. Next is a section showing all years of unissued validation stickers that I have available (both license plate stickers and windshield stickers). All stickers were never issued. The last section lists non-passenger or specialty plates (such as truck, trailer, motorcycle, government, environmental, college, etc.).

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Texas Passenger-Car Plates (Singles):     (single plates are not registerable under Texas' Year-of-Manufacture Law)
Texas 1968

1968 vg (# NKJ*322) $8
Texas 1974

1974 mint (# VDK*590) $4
Texas 1974

1974 late manufacture
(has the dies used on the upcoming 1975 plates),

mint (# VLT*965) $8
Texas 1975

1975 exc (# CUJ*212) $10
Texas 1976

1976 vg (# MXW*658) $6
Texas 1978

1978 vvg (# AXT*494) $12
In 1978 Texas introduced staggered-monthly registration and most vehicles jumped from 1977 to a 1979 expiration, making 1978 expirations uncommon.

Texas 1974 passenger replacement? unexplained 1974 passenger (?) plate, gvg (# YWP*97) $8

This appears to be an ordinary 1974 passenger plate, however I don't think that it is.

The original allotment of 1974 plates went from BBB to the TXY series. As counties needed more plates during the year supplemental supplies of plates went into the "V" series. Someplace between VGL and VHD the original stock of plates was exhausted and more plates were manufactured. However these later-made plates were manufactured after the state had started manufacturing the upcoming 1975 plates. The upcoming 1975 plates had different dies and were made of a different material (galvanized steel rather than cold-rolled steel) so these later-made 1974 plates also used the 1975 dies and were made of galvanized steel (see the late-manufacture 1974 plate above for an example). Late-manufacture plates are known from the VHD to VMG series with nothing higer than VMG known.

So how do we get plates in the "Y" series with the original-manufacture 1974 dies and cold-rolled steel?

My hypothesis is that this is a passenger replacement plate. Texas did have replacements for some truck and trailer types from the 1950s to 1974 but as far as I know never had replacement passengers. The truck and trailer replacements were always numbered at the very end of the allotted numbering block for their respective types, eg the "7Y" prefix for trucks when trucks were allotted "1A" to "7Z" and the K90*000s for combination when combination plates were allotted J*100 to K99*999. So it would make sense that passenger replacements would be high in the "Y" series.

But until some documentation surfaces the replacement hypothesis is just a guess!
1980s:
Texas 1980

1980 mint (# UUE*789) $8
Texas 1986

1986 vg (# 296*KKG) $4
Texas 1986

1986 vvg (# 861*LYR) $5
Texas 1987

1987 vg (# 722*FTP) $4
Texas 1987

1987 vvg (# 817*HLV) $5
Texas 1988

1988 vg (# JXE*719) $6
Texas 1988

1988 vvg (# 586*KPC) $5
Texas 1988

1988 vvg (# 870*NRX) $5
The bar over the "88" indicates registration in a county requiring emissions testing.
Texas 1988

1988 vvg (# 666*QXY) $5
Texas 1989

1989 vg (# 088*HEV) $5
The black plates ended at 999*HEW in 1985. This letter combination (HEV) is the next-to-last letter combination of the black plates.
Texas 1989

1989 vvg (# 728*JPN) $4
Texas 1989

1989 vvg (# 423*NKK) $5
1990s:
Texas 1990

1990 vg (# 457*HTV) $4
Texas 1990

1990 vvg (# 621*MWX) $5
Texas 1990

1990 vvg (# 326*WBT) $5
Texas 1991

1991 vg (# 665*JDS) $4
Texas 1991

1991 vg (# 719*LFW) $4
Texas 1991

1991 vvg (# 461*YMZ) $5
Texas 1991

1991 vvg (# CPW*14G) $5
Texas 1992

1992 vg (# 177*HWQ) $4
The two bars by the "92" indicates registration in a county requiring emissions testing.
Texas 1992

1992 vvg (# 665*NWN) $5
Texas 1992

1992 vvg (# 871*SYR) $5
Texas 1992

1992 vvg (# BKJ*35C) $12
The "big red" TEXAS design in the AAA*00A numbering pattern only ran from the BBB to BKW letter combination, making it the most uncommon design of the stickered-plate era (1975 to 1994).
Texas 1992

1992 vvg (# FNB*89M) $5
Texas 1993

1993 vvg (# 666*HJF) $5
Texas 1993

1993 vg (# 971*NGW) $4
Texas 1993

1993 vvg (# 446*UTF) $5
Texas 1993

1993 vvg (# BFL*98V) $12
The "big red" TEXAS design in the AAA*00A numbering pattern only ran from the BBB to BKW letter combination, making it the most uncommon design of the stickered-plate era (1975 to 1994).
Texas 1993

1993 vg (# CZF*53L) $4
Texas 1994

1994 vvg (# 898*XBP) $5
Texas 1994

1994 vvg (# LKM*51D) $5
The two bars by the "94" indicates registration in a county requiring emissions testing.

Beginning in 1994 (for registrations expiring in 1995) Texas began issuing a windshield sticker to validate most types of plates rather than a plate sticker. Because of this all passenger and truck plates issued since then have no plate stickers. However since Texas assigns plates to the counties in numerical order the year of issue can generally be determined within a year or two by the plate number. For undated passenger and truck plates validated by a windshield sticker I have noted the most likely year of issue.
Texas 1995

1995 issue (expire 1996),
mint (# TCP*25L) $4
Texas 1996

1996 issue (expire-1997),
mint (# VMH*74S) $7
The 150 Years of Statehood design was issued
only during the first half of 1996.
Texas 1996

1996 issue (expire-1997),
vvg (# WCM*34C) $6
The 150 Years of Statehood design was issued
only during the first half of 1996.
Texas 1997

1997 issue (expire 1998),
vvg (# XMW*58V) $3
Texas 1998

1998 issue (expire 1999),
mint (# C76*SDV) $4
Texas 1998

1998 issue (expire 1999),
vg (# B34*BFB) $3
2000s:
Texas 2000

2000 issue (expire 2001),
mint (# K14*VKZ) $3
Texas 2000

2000 issue (expire 2001),
vg (# J60*PYR) $1
Texas 2002

2002 issue (expire 2003),
mint (# S55*GCR) $3
Texas 2003

2003 issue (expire 2004),
mint (# X23*DDD) $3
Texas 2003

2003 issue (expire 2004),
vvg (# V80*DPD) $2
Texas 2004

2004 issue (expire 2005),
mint (# Z16*XJK) $3
Texas 2004

2004 issue (expire 2005),
vg (# X80*WMB) $1
Texas 2005

2005 issue (expire 2006),
mint (# 698*DXT) $3
Texas 2006

2006 issue (expire 2007),
mint (# 982*RKK) $3
Texas 2006

2006 issue (expire 2007),
vvg (# 407*LHV) $2
Texas 2006

2006 issue (expire 2007),
vg (# 683*MRK) $1
Texas 2007

2007 issue (expire 2008),
mint (# 488*XLR) $3
Texas 2007

2007 issue (expire 2008),
vvg (# 394*WVC) $2
Texas 2007

2007 issue (expire 2008),
mint (# BCB*858) $3
Texas 2008

2008 issue (expire 2009),
mint (# KPV*977) $3
Texas 2009

2009 issue (expire 2010),
mint (# VBC*659) $3
Texas 2009

2009 issue (expire 2010),
vg (# SNW*890) $1
Texas 2009

2009 issue (expire 2010),
mint (# BL2*Z094) $3
Texas 2009

2009 issue (expire 2010),
vvg (# BL7*D347) $2
2010s:
Texas 2010

2010 issue (expire 2011),
mint (# BM5*D422) $3
Texas 2010

2010 issue (expire 2011),
vvg (# BN9*M713) $2
Texas 2011

2011 issue (expire 2012),
exc (# DG8*V098) $2
Texas 2012

2012 issue (expire 2013),
mint (# DX4*S563) $2
Texas 2012

2012 issue (expire 2013),
mint (# BFW*3513) $2

Texas Passenger-Car Plates (Pairs):
Texas 1969 1969 pair

both plates mint
(# HGZ*678)

$95
Texas 1969
1970s:
Texas 1971 1971 pair

vvg / vg
(# BCK*131)

$75
Texas 1971

Texas 1973 1973 pair

both plates vg
(# GKN*985)

$45
Texas 1973

Texas 1975 1975 pair

vvg / gvg
(# KAX*140)

$100
Texas 1975

Texas 1976 1976 pair

exc / vg
(# CQZ*631)

$100
Texas 1976

Texas 1977 1977 pair

both plates mint
(# PAN*923)

$150
Texas 1977

Texas 1978 1978 pair

both plates vvg
(# BXX*164)

1978 plates are difficult to find because this was when Texas introduced staggered-monthly registration and most vehicles jumped from 1977 to a 1979 expiration.

$150
Texas 1978

Texas 1979 1979 pair

vvg / gvg
(# QEE*527)

$100
Texas 1979
1980s:
Texas 1984 1984 pair

both plates vg
(# 617*EQT)

$80
Texas 1984

Texas 1985 1985 pair

exc / vvg
(# 373*FTC)

$100
Texas 1985

Texas 1986 1986 sesquicentennial pair

both plates mint
(# 322*NSJ)

$100
Texas 1986

Texas 1987 1987 sesquicentennial pair

both plates excellent
(# 520*MWD)

The bar over the "87" indicates registration in a county requiring emissions testing.

$100
Texas 1987

Texas 1988 1988 sesquicentennial pair

vvg / vg
(# 820*MFN)

$80
Texas 1988

Texas 1989 1989 sesquicentennial pair

vvg / vg
(# 038*NPF)

$80
Texas 1989
1990s:
Texas 1991 1991 pair

both plates vvg
(# CTV*16L)

$90
Texas 1991

Texas 1992 1992 pair

vvg / mint
(# FRB*65N)

The plate with the stickers was never used but the scotchlite is wrinkled (mainly on the "B") due to being in a pile with other plates putting pressure on the scotchlite causing it to become marred.

$50
Texas 1992

Texas 1993 1993 pair

mint / vvg
(# JCY*96S)

$50
Texas 1993

Texas 1994 1994 pair

vg / mint
(# MJC*73P)

$35
Texas 1994

Texas 1996 statehood 1996-issue  150 Years of Statehood  pair
This design was issued only during the first half of 1996

vvg / vg
(# WSD*01L)

$20
Texas 1996 statehood

Texas Validation Stickers (all are mint, unissued and on their original backing):
Texas 1976 passenger sticker

1976 passenger $5
Texas 1976 private bus sticker

1976 private bus $2
Texas 1976 farm trailer sticker

1976 farm trailer $2
Texas 1976 farm truck sticker

1976 farm truck $5
Texas 1976 motorcycle sticker

1976 motorcycle $10
Texas 1976 sample sticker

1976 sample $5
Texas 1976 tractor sticker

1976 tractor $2
Texas 1976 trailer sticker

1976 trailer $2
Texas 1976 token trailer sticker

1976 token trailer $2
Texas 1976 travel trailer sticker

1976 travel trailer $2
Texas 1976 truck sticker

1976 truck $5
Texas 1977 universal sticker

1977 "universal" (used on most types of plates) $5
Texas 1977 disabled person sticker

1977 disabled person $5
Texas 1978/2004 month sticker

1978/2004 month (May, June, August and October available) $1 ea
Texas March 1979 motorcycle month sticker

1979 motorcycle March month (used on all motorcycle renewals in 1978 (from 1977) - to expire March 1979) $5
Texas 1978 universal sticker

1978 "universal" (1978s were used on passenger and truck plates only) .50c
Texas 1978 disabled person sticker

1978 disabled person (1978s were used on passenger and truck plates only) $1
Texas 1978 sample sticker

1978 sample $5
Texas 1979 universal sticker

1979 "universal" (used on most types of plates) $1
Texas 1979 disabled person sticker

1979 disabled person $1
Texas 1980 universal sticker

1980 "universal" (used on most types of plates) $1
Texas 1981 universal sticker

1981 "universal" (used on most types of plates) .50c
Texas 1981 disabled person sticker

1981 disabled person $1
Texas 1982 universal sticker

1982 "universal" (used on most types of plates) $1
Texas 1982 disabled person sticker

1982 disabled person $1
Texas 1983 universal sticker

1983 "universal" (used on most types of plates) $1
Texas 1983 disabled person sticker

1983 disabled person $1
Texas 1984 universal sticker

1984 "universal" (used on most types of plates) $1
Texas 1984 disabled person sticker

1984 disabled person $1
Texas 1984 motorcycle/moped sticker

1984 motorcycle/moped $1
Texas 1985 universal sticker

1985 "universal" (used on most types of plates) $1
Texas 1985 motorcycle/moped sticker

1985 motorcycle/moped $1
Texas 1986 universal sticker

1986 "universal" (used on most types of plates) $1
Texas 1987 universal sticker

1987 "universal" non-bar variety (used on most types of plates) $1
Texas 1987 universal sticker

1987 "universal" bar variety (indicates a county with emissions testing) $1
Texas 1987 motorcycle/moped sticker

1987 motorcycle/moped $1
Texas 1988 universal sticker

1988 "universal" non-bar variety (used on most types of plates) $1
Texas 1989 universal sticker

1989 "universal" non-bar variety (used on most types of plates) $1
Texas 1990 universal sticker

1990 "universal" non-bar variety (used on most types of plates) $1
Texas 1990 motorcycle/moped sticker

1990 motorcycle/moped $1
Texas 1991 universal sticker

1991 "universal" non-bar variety (used on most types of plates) $1
Texas 1991 universal sticker

1991 "universal" bar variety (indicates a county with emissions testing) $1
Texas 1991 all-terrain vehicle sticker

1991 all-terrain vehicle $1
Texas 1991 disabled person sticker

1991 disabled person $1
Texas 1991 motorcycle/moped sticker

1991 motorcycle/moped $1
Texas 1991 personalized sticker

1991 personalized $1
Texas 1992 universal sticker

1992 "universal" non-bar variety (used on most types of plates) $1
Texas 1992 universal sticker

1992 "universal" double-bar variety (indicates a county with stricter emissions testing) $1
Texas 1992 all-terrain vehicle sticker

1992 all-terrain vehicle $1
Texas 1994 universal sticker

1994 "universal" double-bar variety (indicates a county with stricter emissions testing) $1
Texas 1995 universal windshield sticker

1995 "universal" windshield sticker non-bar variety (used for most types of plates) $1
Texas 1995 universal windshield sticker

1995 "universal" windshield sticker double-bar variety (indicates a county with stricter emissions testing) $1
Texas 1995 special-plate windshield sticker

1995 special-plate windshield sticker (validated personalized, ham radio, college, purple heart and similar types of plates) $1
Texas 1995 tow truck sticker

1995 tow truck $1
Texas 1996 universal windshield sticker

1996 "universal" windshield sticker non-bar variety (used for most types of plates) $1
Texas 1996 plate sticker

1996 plate sticker (used on motorcycle and trailer plates) $1
Texas 1997 universal windshield sticker

1997 "universal" windshield sticker non-bar variety (used for most types of plates) $1
Texas 1997 plate sticker

1997 plate sticker (used on motorcycle and trailer plates) $1
Texas 1998 universal windshield sticker

1998 "universal" windshield sticker non-bar variety (used for most types of plates) $1
Texas 1998 plate sticker

1998 plate sticker (used on motorcycle and trailer plates) $1
Texas 1999 plate sticker

1999 plate sticker (used on motorcycle and trailer plates) $1

Texas Non Passenger-Car Plates:
   Antique Vehicle Validation Tab:  (Used to validate plates on vehicles registered as antiques using year-of-manufacture plates.)
Texas 1998 antique tab

1998 antique tab
(measures 1 5/8 x 2 inches)
mint (# 1A 9039) $3

   City Bus:
Texas 1972 city bus

1972 city bus, mint (# U*654) $6
Texas 1975 city bus

1975 city bus, mint (# T11*158) $12

   Motor Bus:
Texas 1980 motor bus

1980 motor bus, mint (# T*2905) $4

   Private Bus:
Texas 1976 private bus

1976 private bus, mint (# U*9322) $7
Texas 1997 private bus

circa-1997 private bus, mint (# U67*260) $3
This plate was manufactured in the early 1980s but the state made such a large supply at that time that this particular number stayed in stock and was not shipped to a county until 1997. By then Texas was using a windshield sticker to validate plates, so had this plate been issued it would never have been used with plate stickers.

   Combination:  (Used on the truck half of 18-wheelers.)
Texas 1986 combination

1986 combination, mint (# 2DN*329) $1.50

   Combination Replacement:
Texas 1974 combination replacement

1974 combination replacement, mint (# K91*314) $7

   Soil Conservation:
Texas 1986 conservation

1986 conservation, mint (# 13S*930) $10
Texas 2010 conservation

2010 conservation, mint (# 12S*446) $2
Texas 2011 conservation

2011 conservation, mint (# 12S*276) $2

   Dealer:
Texas 1986 dealer

1986 dealer error (missing the "1836" from the slogan),
vg (# P49*211) $12

   Disabled Person:
Texas 2003 disabled

2003-issue disabled (expire 2004) with small state name, vg (# 5 VB-MP) $5
Some disabled plates were mistakenly made with the small state name of other non-passenger plates.

   Disabled Veteran:
Take note! Disabled veteran plates have never used the same year stickers as ordinary passenger, truck and most other types of plates. Prior to the mid-1990s disabled veteran plates were validated with a specal year sticker with the letters "DV" on them.

Note that all of the disabled veteran plates I offer here have the proper "DV" sticker.

Most disabled veteran plates you see are front plates that someone slapped a regular year sticker onto, not realizing that after 1976 a few types of plates used special year stickers with the classification on them. For a comparison see the "universal" (regular) year stickers above.
Texas 1979 disabled veteran

1979 disabled veteran, gvg (# DV*3264) $9
Texas 1983 disabled veteran

1983 disabled veteran, vg (# DV*3264) $12
Texas 2008 disabled veteran

circa-2008 disabled veteran, vvg (# VTT 8*DV) $3
Pairs:
Texas 1974 disabled vet pair 1974 disabled veteran pair

vvg / mint
(# 3878*DV)

The plate with the sticker has had scuffs on the numbers touched up with a red marker.

$18
Texas 1974 disabled vet pair

   Disaster Relief:
Texas 1981 disaster

1981 disaster relief, mint (# 12D*144) $25
Texas 1983 disaster

1983 disaster relief, mint (# 12D*207) $25

   Farm Trailer:
Texas 1963 farm trailer

1963 farm trailer, mint (# 30T*500) $5

   Farm Truck:
Texas 1970 farm truck

1970 farm truck, mint (# 8N*8749) $2

   Farm Truck Tractor:
Texas 2003 farm trk trac

circa-2003 farm truck tractor, vvg (# T27*197) $5
Has some scuffs on the last "7" touched up with a blue marker.

   In Transit:
Texas 1987 in transit

1987 in transit, mint (# 1116*V) $8
Texas 1994 in transit

1994 in transit, mint (# 009*86V) $5

   Korea Veteran:
Texas 2006 Korea veteran

circa-2006 Korea veteran, mint (# DW 02 FC) $15

   Motorcycle:
Texas 1997 motorcycle

1997 motorcycle, vvg (# 4HF 32) $4
Texas 2003 motorcycle

2003 motorcycle, vg (# 347 J4E) $3

   Antique Motorcycle:
Texas 2008 antique motorcycle

2008 antique motorcycle, mint (# ZZX 9) $12

   Parade Vehicle:
Texas 1980 parade

1980 parade vehicle, mint (# 23*PAR) $20

   Pearl Harbor Survivor:
Texas 1990s Pearl Harbor Survivor sample

1990s Pearl Harbor Survivor sample,
mint (# SAMPLE) $35

   Permit Oil Machinery:  (Used on oil well drilling & servicing vehicles.)
Texas 1988 permit oil machy

1988 permit oil machinery, mint (# 16P*437) $3

   Personalized:
Texas 1970 personalized

1970 personalized, mint (# G D P) $8
Texas 1971 personalized

1971 personalized, mint (# ALENE) $8
Texas 1983 personalized

1983 personalized, mint (# M GILLY) $12
The straight-line die for the letter "I" was only used for a few years in the early 1980s. The normal "I" die had serifs.
Texas 1986 personalized

1986 personalized, mint (# KIT-II) $6
Uncommon September expiration.
All personalized plates expired in March until late 1984 when new applications during the latter part of the year would be assigned an expiration month of September.

   Personalized Disabled:
Texas 1984 personalized disabled

1984 personalized disabled, mint (# MES 9) $

   Professional Fire Fighter:
Texas 2011 professional firefighter

circa-2011 professional fire fighter, vg (# GC 03 LX) $35

   Purple Heart:
Texas 2008 purple heart

circa-2008 purple heart, mint (# PH 3 HZP) $15

   Radio Operator:  (Amateur (ham) radio operator.)
Texas 1972 radio opr

1972 radio operator, mint (# WA5*QKY) $7

   Rental Vehicle:  (Passenger plates with a "rental vehicle" sticker. These were only issued for a short time and the "rental vehicle" sticker was usually on the front plate only.)
Texas 1975 rental vehicle

1975 rental vehicle, gvg (# MXU*985) $12

   Sample:  (Sample plates are made by states to show law enforcement in other states what their plates look like for a given year.)
Texas 1976 sample

1976 sample, mint (# XXX*000) $20
Texas 1996 sample

1996 sample, mint (# SAM*PLE) $50
The 150 Years of Statehood design was issued only during the first half of 1996, making samples of this base very rare.

   State Official:
Texas 1974 state official

1974 state official, mint (# SO*107) $15

   Tractor:
Texas 1975 tractor

1975 tractor, mint (# T32*188) $6

   Trailer:
Texas 1970 trailer

1970 trailer, mint (# E86*374) $2
Texas 1990 trailer

1990 trailer, vg (# 166*79Q) $8

Texas trailer error undated (circa 1980) trailer error plate, mint (# 58S*419) $5

Trailer plates at this time were numbered with one letter and up to five numbers. However this plate was mistakenly made with the letter "S" in the wrong position. The number should have been S58*419, not 58S*419. Plates numbered with two numbers, the letter "S" and three more numbers were from the soil conservation classification, not trailer.

   10-18 Trailer:  (10-18 trailer plates were used on semi-trailers with a carrying capacity over 10,000 but not over 18,000 pounds. The type was merged into token trailer in 1972.)
Texas 1967 10-18 trailer

1967 10-18 trailer, vg (# Y23*663) $7

   Token Trailer:  (Used on the trailer half of most 18-wheelers.)
Texas 1974 token trailer Very rare late-manufacture 1974 token trailer, vvg (# Z39*685) $100

In 1975 Texas introduced multi-year plates, validated by stickers from 1976 onwards. To make room for the sticker boxes on the 1975 plates the classification on non-passenger plates was moved from the bottom of the plates to the top and placed just under the state name.

During 1974, after the manufacturing equipment was retooled and the 1975 plates had begun to be made, more 1974 plates were needed. Rather than retool the equipment again to make plates look like other 1974 plates, they just took out the sticker box dies and put in the "19" and "74" dies.

Token trailer plates in this design are exceedingly rare. I have been a license plate hobbiest in Texas since the early 1970s and did not know this variety existed until I stumbled across a few of them in a Houston antique mall in 1996. These are the only token trailer plates in this design that I have ever seen.

To the best of my knowledge only truck and token trailer were made in this late-manufacture design.

   Truck:  (The "truck" classification was discontinued in late 2012.)
Texas 2009 truck

2009-issue truck (expire 2010)
mint (# AB8*3166) $2
Texas 2010 truck

2010-issue truck (expire 2011)
mint (# AW9*2938) $2
Texas 2011 truck

2011-issue truck (expire 2012)
exc (# BH8*8583) $1.50
Texas 2012 truck

2012-issue truck (expire 2013)
mint (# BT7*9474) $1.50

Texas 1974 truck rare type-3 1974 truck, vg (# HK*8723) $15

In 1975 Texas introduced multi-year plates, validated by stickers from 1976 onwards. To make room for the sticker boxes on the 1975 plates the classification on non-passenger plates was moved from the bottom of the plates to the top and placed just under the state name.

During 1974, after the manufacturing equipment was retooled and the 1975 plates had begun to be made, more 1974 plates were needed. Rather than retool the equipment again to make plates look like other 1974 plates, they just took out the sticker box dies and put in the "19" and "74" dies.

This was the second change made to 1974 truck plates. The second variety of truck plates that year still had the legend "truck" at the bottom but had the dies used on the upcoming 1975 plates. Those type-2 variety plates are known from the "GZ" to "HJ" letter combinations; these rare type-3 variety plates are only known in the "HK" letter combination.
Pairs:
Texas 1970 truck pair 1970 truck pair

both plates mint
(# 6L*9923)

$45
Texas 1970 truck pair

Texas 1974 truck pair 1974 truck pair (type 2)

both plates mint
(# HD*9166)

$35
Texas 1974 truck pair

Texas 1983 truck pair 1983 truck pair

both plates vg
(# SJ*5977)

$60
Texas 1983 truck pair

Texas 1985 truck pair 1985 truck pair

vvg / vg
(# YW*7662)

$70
Texas 1985 truck pair

Texas 1986 truck pair 1986 truck pair

both plates vvg
(# 316*9GD)

$80
Texas 1986 truck pair

Texas 1990 truck pair 1990 truck pair

both plates vg
(# 976*4JK)

$60
Texas 1990 truck pair

Texas 1991 truck pair 1991 truck pair

mint / vg
(# 289*6ZM)

These plates were never used but the plate with no stickers was stuck to the other one and some paint and scotchlite came off when they were separated.

$35
Texas 1991 truck pair

Texas 1992 truck pair 1992 truck pair

both plates mint
(# AS8*864)

$80
Texas 1992 truck pair

Texas 1993 truck pair 1993 truck pair
This particular pair was originally issued in 1984

both plates gvg
(# ZF*3520)

$20
Texas 1993 truck pair

Texas 1993 truck pair 1993 truck pair

both plates exc
(# DH6*244)

$50
Texas 1993 truck pair

Texas 1994 truck pair 1994 truck pair

exc / vvg
(# GR9*102)

$35
Texas 1994 truck pair

   Truck Tractor:  (Became "combination" in 1972.)
Texas 1970 truck tractor

1970 truck tractor, mint (# J68*707) $7

   Fertilizer Truck:
Texas 1988 fertilizer truck

1988 fertilizer truck, mint (# 14B*376) $4
Texas 1991 fertilizer truck

1991 fertilizer truck, mint (# 13B*686) $4
Texas 2002 fertilizer truck

2002 fertilizer truck, mint (# 12B*986) $4
Texas 2004 fertilizer truck

2004 fertilizer truck, mint (# 12B*300) $4
Texas 2011 fertilizer truck

2011 fertilizer truck, mint (# 15B*793) $3

   Tow Truck:  (Tow truck plates were first issued in 1988 (expire-1989) as a small-sized plate which was used as a supplemental plate alongside the wrecker's regular truck plates.
In 1998 (for expire-1999 registrations) these small plates were discontinued when full-sized "tow truck" plates were issued to replace the wrecker's regular truck plates.
In spite of having sticker boxes, the full-sized tow truck plates never used plate stickers.)
Texas 1999 tow truck

circa-1999 tow truck, mint (# T83*63B) $3
Texas 2000 tow truck

circa-2000 tow truck, mint (# T70*06C) $3

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