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Posted 3 years ago

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tonyl
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Hi I found this with some stuff that was my fathers, he passed away ten years ago and I have always wondered what it is, I would welcome any information, thank you

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  1. YardSaleDave, 3 years ago
    What you have is a two piece railroad bagage tag used by the luggage handlers of the day to determine the bags destination. It has a very early date, these are very collectable, some worth hundreds of dollars, I,m thinking yours may be in that valuable catagory.
  2. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Agree it is a railroad baggage check. While the patent was granted in 1867, this may be several years later.

    Patent information:

    http://www.google.com/patents?id=cHQAAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract&zoom=4&source=gbs_overview_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
  3. scottvez scottvez, 3 years ago
    Agree it is a railroad baggage check. While the patent was granted in 1867, this may be several years later.

    Patent information:

    http://www.google.com/patents?id=cHQAAAAAEBAJ&printsec=abstract&zoom=4&source=gbs_overview_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
  4. tonyl, 3 years ago
    is it of any particular value or just an interesting bit of history? I am in cornwall s.w.england I know nothing about railways in this country and even less about u.s. railroads, Idont even know where my dad got this tag, as I said it just looked interesting.
  5. tonyl, 3 years ago
    Thank you everyone for all your help and information, it is very much appreciated, I think this is a great site and I am glad I found it, thanks again.

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