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1948 - 1953 (Standartized System for all Occupation Zones)

Soviet Occupation Zone

1948 - 1953 (Standartized system of all four zones):


 

SB = Soviet Occupation Zone Brandenburg
36 = County Teltow, Capitol Mahlow
both sides handpainted, front plate from motorcycle

 

SN =  Soviet Occupation Zone Saxony-Anhalt
10 = Halle / Saale

 
SL =  Soviet Occupation Zone Saxony (Leipzig)
22 =  Dresden

 

SL =  Soviet Occupation Zone Saxony (Leipzig)
43 = County Glauchau
Plate for dealers and transfers of motorcycles

The standartized system of all four zones was introduced in 1948. In the Soviet Occupation Zone this system was in use until 1953 (in the West until 1956). Contrary to the western plates a little "48" was embossed in the East Zones. The standard colours have been white on black. The transfer plate showed above was white on red. In the Western Zones transfer plates have been red on white.

The code list for the five states is as follows:

SB = Soviet Occupation Zone Brandenburg
SL = Soviet Occupation Zone Saxony (Leipzig)
SM = Soviet Occupation Zone Mecklenburg
SN = Soviet Occupation Zone Saxony-Anhalt
ST = Soviet Occupation Zone Thuringia

The code for the East sectors of  Berlin was still GB = Greater Berlin from the first series. These plates have been made up in black on white.

The first two digits were allocated to the different counties. You can look up the complete codelist here.
 



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