Through March of 1976 unstickered plates were valid for registration.
By the end of March, motorists had to add the 1977 expiration tab shown above.
Maryland issued these undated plates in 1975 for 1976 expirations.
By the end of March it needed to carry the 1977 expiration tab shown on the
plate on the right. These were steel plates with white painted backs. Late in
the F series and into G, plates were made of aluminum, as shown below.
1976 Maryland sample plate.
Maryland 1977 sample stickers issued in early 1976, and sent
to other state motor vehicle departments and law enforcement agencies
See letter from
Maryland Department of Transportation that came with the stickers.
For an initial fee of $5.00 Marylanders could purchase
this Bicentennial plate in 1976, instead of the regular issue plate, to
be used with tabs over the next five years.
This paper plate example was issued by the Maryland DMV to
those who wrote to them in 1976 requesting sample license plates of the bicentennial
issue. This particular paper plate was sent to me by Whit
Whitworth, ALPCA 1000, New Boston, Michigan.
Metal versions of the plate are shown below, and are more difficult to come
by. I was not able to find one in the last 7 years until the two shown below
popped up on eBay in early 2003. I do not believe they were originally available
to the general public.
This paper plate version of the red on white 1976 license
plate came with a letter
from the Maryland DMV explaining that they no longer issued metal samples.
Thanks to Duane Johnson of Topeka,
Kansas for supplying the paper plate, letter
and accompanying press
1976 Maryland truck plate.
1976 Maryland farm truck and dump truck.
1976 Maryland tractor plate.
Maryland historic vehicle plates issued in 1976. One
has a 77 tab and the other an 80 tab. As you can see there are two different
styles of numbering.
1976 Maryland state government plate.
1976 Maryland special equipment license plate used through 1980
1976 Maryland local government plate.
A series Maryland trailer issued in 1976. B series
1976 Maryland trailer plate with 77 expiration tab.
1976 Maryland House of Delegates license plate on Bicentennial
base with 77 expiration tab.
1976 Maryland Adjutant General license plate on Bicentennial base with 80 expiration
1976 Maryland House of Delegates and U. S. Senate plates
in top row.
1976 Maryland House of Delegates and State Senate in bottom row.
1976 Maryland School Bus plates with 1980 expiration
1976 Maryland motor bus plate
1976 Maryland school charter plate
1976 Maryland Finance plate with 1980 expiration tab
1976 Maryland hire plate
1976 Maryland multi-purpose vehicle plate used through 1980
1976 Maryland wrecker plate updated for 1977
1976 Maryland handicapped plate used until 1980.
1976 Maryland Civil Air Patrol license plate
1976 Maryland disabled American veteran plate used
1976 Maryland American Legion license plate on the left. The
AL prefix was reserved for American Legion members in Maryland. This plate was
utilized into 1980.
VFW prefixes were utilized for Veterans of Foreign Wars members. This plate
was utilized through 1978.
1976 Maryland dealer plate used through 1980. What look like
holes on either sides of both 4's are actually rivits that hold a plastic pouch
onto the back of the plate. The pouch holds an updated registration card. See
1976 Maryland amateur radio operator plates issued for 1976
and used to 1980.
1976 Maryland recycler plate used through 1979 expiration.
1976 Maryland Motor Freight plate used to 1979.
1976 Maryland charter bus license plate used until March
1976 Maryland motorcycle plate and motorcycle dealer plate
1976 Maryland fire department plate and fire department truck
plate used through 1980.
Maryland State Police license plate utilized between
1963 and 1984. The C in the serial number would stand for the troop barracks.
1976 Maryland vanity license plates on the regular
and bicentennial bases.
This plate would have been issued in 1976 to those who do sports fishing
on Assateague Island off the coast of Maryland, The AMSA is the Assateague
Mobile Sportsfishermen's Association. These plates were sold by the AMSA
as an identification device among members fishing on the island.
Maryland Montgomery County Incinerator and Landfill permit
license plates expiring on June 30. 1976 and June 30, 1977
Cardboard Maryland 30 day Temporary Tag utilized from
February 25, 1976 through March 26, 1976
1976-77 Baltimore, Maryland Food Venders cart license plate.
Click on plate for larger image
Baltimore, Maryland One Horse shay and push cart plates
1976 American Revolution Bicentennial Association license
plate attachment made for Rising Sun, Maryland
1976 Charles Evering Veterans of Foreign Wars license plate attachment
1976 College Park, Maryland Boys Club license plate attachment
Plates I am looking for from Maryland:
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Various 76 non passenger plates that are not shown above.
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