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    Re: 1876 to 1885 tags for something any ideas

    wow you doing better than i am and i live here i was looking at the dime i found and thought the crown looked real close i put a pic of it in the what is it section under 1800s tags?? thanks for all the help

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    Re: 1876 to 1885 tags for something any ideas

    possiibly burial spot ID tags attached to wooden crosses --- burail grounds were often next to a church -- year of death -- and number --- like 1876 burial number 111 --and 1880 burail number 230 -- being on wooden crosses once they rotted away only the ID tags would be left

    dog tags if there was a dog tag "tax" is a possiblity as well.

    on the big plantations that the robber baron types ran --where the "bosses" had hundreds if not thousands of workers -- they often used a "work chit system" -- metal chits that the workers carried as id's -- when they turned in the crops they picked they showed their chit to the "count boss" and got credited for the work "on the books "-- when they shopped at the company store they showed their chit to buy stuff -- if the amount "on the books" showed him as having credit --he could get stuff .

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    Re: 1876 to 1885 tags for something any ideas

    I'm with Greg on these...look like old dog tax tags!!! Nice finds!

    http://www.pl8s.com/platestand-dogs.htm

  4. #19
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    Dec 2007
    kihei maui
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    Re: 1876 to 1885 tags for something any ideas

    thanks for all the input i don't think they are grave site tags there in not enough room on the whole site to put over 6000 bodies even if they stacked them up and i was all the way on the other side way away from any graves and that is allot of dog tags for 1876 but the credit tags sound the most plausible I'm am hoping i can get to town and talk to someone at the library this weekend i will keep you posted thanks

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    Re: 1876 to 1885 tags for something any ideas

    Hawaii was Occupied by the US from the 1870's to the 1890's. Maybe it has something to do with travel throughout the islands. This auction site specializes in medals and tokens: http://www.exonumia.com/ You should contact them.

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    Re: 1876 to 1885 tags for something any ideas

    Interesting tags with some old dates. Hope you can get an ID on them

 

 
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