Thursday, May 21, 2009

1999-2003 - The Crossroads of America

For 1999, Indiana issued another relatively plain but tasteful graphic design, this time featuring the most detailed depiction yet of the torch and stars design on the state flag.

By this point, the stamping dies were well and truly worn out, so it is not uncommon to find two -- or more -- different die types on the same plate!

The 2003 plate shown here is the last one issued to my late grandfather, retired Indiana State Police Lt. Max Bruggenschmidt (1922-2003). His plates carried the number 2400 from 1950 until his death from complications related to Alzheimer's disease.

Where they're from:
1999: Harrison County
2000: Noble County
2001: Allen County
2002 and 2003: Spencer County (The 2002 plate was Mom's once again; this time it was used on her 1997 Plymouth Voyager, and later on her 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited Edition.)

1 comment:

  1. I heard a lot of complaints about this design when it came out (though not as many as for "Wandering" of course). Nevertheless, this one has always been one of my favorite Indiana plates.