Maine Naturals, 1976-88

Maine introduced staggered monthly expiration in late December, 1974 upon the official expiration date of the 1974 dated plate (there was a grace period through February 28, 1975 which most people took advantage of.) At this time, existing 1974-base registrations were assigned a new expiration month between OCT 75 and JUN 76 based on the last numeric digit on the plate, while new registrants from were issued new, undated plates which were validated with stickers expiring in the same month the next year.
These stickers are notable in that a different color combination was used for each individual month/year sticker. This run is a compilation of natural expiration plates displaying each unique sticker from JAN 76 (first natural expiration undated base) through JUN 88 (last natural expiration, black and white base was discontinued after 6/30/87).

1976:

JAN 76

January 1976*

FEB 76

February 1976

MAR 76

March 1976

APR 76

April 1976

* - Some new registrants were issued leftover 1974 bases in the high 400 series as well, JAN and FEB 76 expirations
from the 465 series and up and not ending in 3 or 4 are likely naturals rather than renewals.
MAY 76

May 1976

JUN 76

June 1976

JUL 76

July 1976

AUG 76

August 1976

SEP 76

September 1976

OCT 76

October 1976

NOV 76

November 1976

DEC 76

December 1976

1977:

JAN 77

January 1977

FEB 77

February 1977

MAR 77

March 1977

APR 77

April 1977

MAY 77

May 1977

JUN 77

June 1977

JUL 77

July 1977

AUG 77

August 1977

SEP 77

September 1977

OCT 77

October 1977

NOV 77

November 1977

DEC 77

December 1977

1978:

JAN 78

January 1978

FEB 78

February 1978

MAR 78

March 1978

APR 78

April 1978

MAY 78

May 1978

JUN 78

June 1978

JUL 78

July 1978

AUG 78

August 1978

SEP 78

September 1978

OCT 78

October 1978

NOV 78

November 1978

DEC 78

December 1978

1979:

JAN 79

January 1979

FEB 79

February 1979

MAR 79

March 1979

APR 79

April 1979

MAY 79

May 1979

JUN 79

June 1979

JUL 79

July 1979

AUG 79

August 1979

SEP 79

September 1979

OCT 79

October 1979

NOV 79

November 1979

DEC 79

December 1979

1980:

JAN 80

January 1980

FEB 80

February 1980

MAR 80

March 1980

APR 80

April 1980

MAY 80

May 1980

JUN 80

June 1980

JUL 80

July 1980

AUG 80

August 1980

SEP 80

September 1980

OCT 80

October 1980

NOV 80

November 1980

DEC 80

December 1980

1981:

JAN 81

January 1981

FEB 81

February 1981

MAR 81

March 1981

APR 81

April 1981

MAY 81

May 1981

JUN 81

June 1981

JUL 81

July 1981

AUG 81

August 1981

SEP 81

September 1981

OCT 81

October 1981

NOV 81

November 1981

DEC 81

December 1981

1982:

JAN 82

January 1982

FEB 82

February 1982

MAR 82

March 1982

APR 82

April 1982

MAY 82

May 1982

JUN 82

June 1982

JUL 82

July 1982

AUG 82

August 1982

SEP 82

September 1982

OCT 82

October 1982

NOV 82

November 1982

DEC 82

December 1982

1983:

JAN 83

January 1983

FEB 83

February 1983

MAR 83

March 1983

APR 83

April 1983

MAY 83

May 1983

JUN 83

June 1983

JUL 83

July 1983

AUG 83

August 1983

SEP 83

September 1983

OCT 83

October 1983

NOV 83

November 1983

DEC 83

December 1983

1984:

JAN 84

January 1984

FEB 84

February 1984

MAR 84

March 1984

APR 84

April 1984

MAY 84

May 1984

JUN 84

June 1984

JUL 84

July 1984

AUG 84

August 1984

SEP 84

September 1984

OCT 84

October 1984

NOV 84

November 1984

DEC 84

December 1984

1985:

JAN 85

January 1985

FEB 85

February 1985

MAR 85

March 1985

APR 85

April 1985

MAY 85

May 1985

JUN 85

June 1985

JUL 85

July 1985

AUG 85

August 1985

SEP 85

September 1985

OCT 85

October 1985

NOV 85

November 1985

DEC 85

December 1985

1986:

JAN 86

January 1986

FEB 86

February 1986

MAR 86

March 1986

APR 86

April 1986

MAY 86

May 1986

JUN 86

June 1986

JUL 86

July 1986

AUG 86

August 1986

SEP 86

September 1986

OCT 86

October 1986

NOV 86

November 1986

DEC 86

December 1986

1987:

JAN 87

January 1987

FEB 87

February 1987

MAR 87

March 1987

APR 87

April 1987

MAY 87

May 1987

JUN 87

June 1987

JUL 87

July 1987

AUG 87

August 1987

SEP 87

September 1987

OCT 87

October 1987

NOV 87

November 1987

DEC 87

December 1987

1988:

JAN 88

January 1988

FEB 88

February 1988

MAR 88

March 1988

APR 88

April 1988

MAY 88

May 1988

JUN 88

June 1988

Monthly expiration stickers eliminated with release of lobster base, starting 7/1/87.
Exp. 1988 lobster bases used red/white month sticker (bottom left) and white/red '88' sticker (bottom right).

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