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  1. #31

    Feb 2005
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    Re: How many people find pre-1900 Dog tax tags?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa
    WHEN ? That would be something I'd have to researech............... Why ? why do they Tax anything ? just another way to make money from the working people I'd imagine
    Jeff, the earliest dog license laws in the U.S. were instituted to establish a fund to indemnify stock owners for the loss of animals due to their destruction by marauding dogs, primaily sheep. It has mutated to become a source of revenue for the humane treatment of unwanted animals.

  2. #32

    Feb 2005
    10

    Re: How many people find pre-1900 Dog tax tags?

    Quote Originally Posted by bk
    Here are a few That I found. The two at the top are from 1926 but are consecutive numbers. They were both found in the same yard.
    BK Thanks for posting your pictures. I have been collecting for 35 years, pre-1900 tags AND information. I was aware of these tags from their serial numbers and knew they existed but I had not see a picture of the Henderson tag. I think that we might have a common acquaintance, Gary Kreusel.

  3. #33

    Feb 2005
    10

    Re: How many people find pre-1900 Dog tax tags?

    Thanks for your response Free.
    I have been collecting dog license tags for 35 years and I probably know less about the value of them than anyone associated with the hobby since the advent of eBay. I try to never price some one elses tags but I will be pleased to share with you some basic philosophy.
    Almost any pre-1900 tag with the name of the issuing agency, (city, county, state, township), and in good condition is worth a minimum of $50. Mavericks (T.P., C.T.P., C.L.P., TAX PAID, DOG TAG or any similar lettering) is worth $10-35. Tags from small towns with low serial numbers are worth more than tags from large cities with larger serial numbers. There are only about 10 serious collectors of this type of material and the market is very active but very shallow. Most are state collectors and are interested primarily in their state only, there are only maybe 5 or 6 that are interested in pre-1900 tags from anywhere! When one or more of this group bumps heads the price can escalate quickly. You follow eBay and when you see a tag go above $200 you have at least two of the latter group competiting. One of these individuals has very deep pockets but a very limited knowledge of the hobby and has created a rather distorted view of the current market, if it's old it must be valuable!
    I will be pleased to hear from you anytime. tagman...

  4. #34

    Mar 2004
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    Re: How many people find pre-1900 Dog tax tags?

    Hey Tagman do you know what prices any Pre-1900 Kingdom of Hawaii tags may have sold for?

  5. #35

    Feb 2005
    10

    Re: How many people find pre-1900 Dog tax tags?

    All HI pre-1900 tags are scarce and it's extremely difficult to assess the market as so few show up for sale. I have seen them sell from $100 to $200 but most individuals who have them are usually more interested in trading for items they are more interested in.
    tagman

  6. #36
    You gotta dig detecting!

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    Re: How many people find pre-1900 Dog tax tags?

    Here's the only one I've found so far.
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  7. #37
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    Random chance seems to have operated in our favor

    Oct 2004
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    Re: How many people find pre-1900 Dog tax tags?

    Great,pre-1900 dimes, quarters, 1/2's. Now it's pre1900 bells, stars, cloverleafs, bones, and hydrants. Just one more barrior to breaks through. HAHA Looks like this ithread is going to the dogs. HH

  8. #38

    Feb 2005
    10

    Re: How many people find pre-1900 Dog tax tags?

    If anyone is interested in pursuing this subject further you might want to check into eBay Groups under community. Type in DOG LICENSE TAGS and you will meet 100 members with 60+ current discussions. bill...

  9. #39

    Jan 2005
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    Re: How many people find pre-1900 Dog tax tags?

    Just found my first dog liscence five days ago. But it's only from 1957 and not nearly as cool looking as the ones pictured here. Had no idea that the old ones were that valuable. Thanks for the heads up.
    EAT MORE GOAT.

  10. #40
    Williefire

    Feb 2005
    Statesboro Georgia
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    Re: How many people find pre-1900 Dog tax tags?

    Ive got a couple from Savannah from the early 1900's.....bottom left in pic...one is in the shape of a dogz head....
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  11. #41

    May 2005
    Pittsburgh, Pa USA
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    Re: How many people find pre-1900 Dog tax tags?

    1902s are rare and on ebay they are averaging $79-125, please check out ebay listings under Dog Tax and Dog License.... I have a website on the hobby of dog license collecting at www.doglicense.org please refer to it for ebay action, snipings and tag facts.... In general a pre 1900 tag is worth a minimum of 150.00 if it is rare (meaning only 1-3 are known) mavericks have sold for $55-$86 within the last 12 months.

    Mavericks have no identifying state, county or town on them. Canadian, German and other foreign tags don't command the American price for their tags. Rare tags are often sold in the $300's and 2 years ago, a sante fe tag was sold for $555.55 to a collector who has collected for over 30 yrs. A similar tag was recently auctioned off of ebay for only $307.60. To see photos of these 2 tags go to my site and click on the DOG BYTES icon. Scroll down until you see the article on 2005-04-23
    Buying pre 1900 dog tax tags, 1920 and earlier and numerals...Top Dollar Paid
    www.DogLicense.org

  12. #42

    May 2005
    Pittsburgh, Pa USA
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    Re: How many people find pre-1900 Dog tax tags?

    PRICES of dog license tags vary, but the best barometer of how desirable a tag is would be to list it on ebay. A starting price of $50 would be fair unless it is one of the 1882 common Indiana tags which are worth about $15.00 now due to so many that exist. A coin dealer who hase sold over 50 pre 1900 dog tags in the past will list them at $1.00 because he knows that ebay will fetch the top dollar and is a fair way to expose something.Serious collectors will pay more than those who are not as serious. If you sell your tag on the side without shopping it around, you may have cheated yourself. At least ebay is of the highest exposure where a seller can't go wrong. Don't make the mistake of listing it simply as a DOG TAG, be sure and include the words License and Tax in the listing title. I have bought thousands of tags on ebay over the last 5 years. I have sold some also. Check out my educational, hobby club site at www.DogLicense.org under Dog Bytes for articles.......

    By the way I have been President of a metal detecting club in Pittsburgh, Pa. and I have bought many tags from these hard working diggers. I always offer top dollar to those who seek to sell their tags. I currently write for NTCA, a token collectors club with monthly newsletters. To join, please contact me at doglicenseorg@hotmail.com. The fee is $30. THis is a great, comprehensive club with a large meeting in Omaha every year. All members can write free classified ads. It is full of historical info and ebay prices .......

    Asking the price of a dog tag is like asking your grandfather what he paid for his house and asking his great grandkids what they paid for theirs. You will get 2 vastly different answers. A wealthy person drives a Bentley and the poor drives an early model car. Does this mean that the Bentley driver overpaid? No, not unless you ask the poor guy. Generational differences are as evident in dog tag collecting as they are in shoes, houses and cars.

    The younger people always pay higher. One reason is that antique collectibles are in short supply. Many tags were bought, traded or hoarded from the past which leaves a limited supply for current collectors. A person on a FIXED or limited income will value something less than someone who desires it more. I have heard accounts of pre 1900 tags selling for $5-$10 each, 15-20 years ago. Some individuals bought them at these prices and even bought "traders too" at these prices. Hoards are often used in trades, because nobody is the wiser. Individuals who have collected for over 10 years got some pretty good deals back then and are using this to their advantage now.

    Be very careful with trading. Many people will want to trade you something from their stock (which is common and not as valuable) to obtain your rare tag. It is good to set a base price of what you are asking for, say $150 and then shop your tag around with top or winning ebay bidders or other collectors and experts. Some people do not like to be asked to appraise tags, because value is subjective at best. The seller should first set his or her price and then take bids over that amount. Photos of zerox images are necessary in completing an evaluation. *If you are not seriously trying to sell your tag, be sure and tell people up front. I have witnessed high reserves set on ebay only to find out that the seller was just FISHING for value. This scheme is not fair to serious collectors. I just acquired a pre 1900 Phoenix, Az. tag that is beautiful-large, brass and with a dogs head on it. I will post photos shortly for all to see.

    The bottom line for sellers or diggers is $$$$$$$ which is best acquired by having lots of exposure and multiple competitors!!!!! A serious and secure buyer is not afraid of competition. Diane Bandy, author, webmaster and President of DLTC
    Buying pre 1900 dog tax tags, 1920 and earlier and numerals...Top Dollar Paid
    www.DogLicense.org

  13. #43

    May 2005
    Pittsburgh, Pa USA
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    Re: How many people find pre-1900 Dog tax tags?

    You may be right. I would have to check my collection. I didn't recognize your ebay name. In clubs around here there are very few female detectors..
    One of the pre 1900 dog license tags that I bought from an individual was previously written about in Western and Eastern Treasures magazine about 18 months ago. Did anybody see it?A friend in my club showed me the article and when I got home, I compared the serial number and it was MY tag.

    This group ofdiggers/ collectors is interconnected and we all have similar contacts.
    have placed ads in detecting magazines with great luck. One fellow in Oregon dug up a pre 1900 Australian tag in his yard and sold it to me. It has a rare shape. I was so excited when I got his phone call that I gave him a super offer on the tag, far better than ones like it are sold for on ebay.

    The Grand Forks, North Dakota 1897 is one of a few that I own from this state. I like it and the shape is very unique compared to other American pre 1900's in my collection. Tags from N.D. are few and far between....I know price paid is on all of your minds - I paid $200 (which included shipping and insurance) for it last year. Great price considering as dug for free.( Just kidding, detectors, batteries, time spent, and earphones are not free) This antique tag looks like an "8" numeral or a double circle.
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  14. #44

    Apr 2020
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    Hi all. I'm new to this site so please forgive me if I'm responding in the wrong way.
    I found several items that I've always believed to be Dog tax tags but recently someone said they were actually hiking stick badges.
    Would love to know what you guys think, are they dog tax tags.
    Many thanks,
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  15. #45
    us
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    greetings , those are nice tags . you should post them in the what is it forum . you'll get more eyes on them and an answer in no time..
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