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    May 2018
    Indiana
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    Another Brass railroad luggage tag found

    This seems to good to be true. We headed out this morning and detected hard all day. One of the first holes of the day I dug was another railroad brass luggage tag. I couldn’t believe it. It’s the one thing I’ve been hunting ever since my friend kept the first one I found in his yard. We are still dumb founded as to how I’ve found this. We hear they are uncommon to find. It’s only the second one I’ve seen in person. The other tag is a Dog tax tag from 1962. The quarter I found appears to have been shot by a .22. The other coins are wheat penny’s. 1951,1930,1949,the others are too far gone to identify. The Winchester 12 gauge shell is a “Winchester NUBLACk”Thanks for looking everyone. Happy hunting.
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    Nice finds! Congratulations on the luggage tag, too! Several people on here have been finding shot coins lately... welcome to that club! Thanks for sharing with us.
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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    Pennsylvania Lines West of Pittsburgh operated from 1871 to 1918
    Source: Treasurenet (14 years ago; contributed by 'PBK'; one of the best researchers ever to assist our membership)
    http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/what/21867-pennsylvania-lines-id.html
    Don.....

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    Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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    May 2018
    Indiana
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    The other Luggage tag

    Here is the other tag that my friend has. We dug it up in his newly owned house yard. We had a railway collector guy look at it and he said you could easily get 500+ for this tag because it’s not like a normal luggage tag. He said it actually went to the engine itself. So that’s gnarly. He said a tag of that caliber is cream or the crop. I told him if he ever sells the tag I want it, I think I’m going to start collecting them, the ones I dig that is lol
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    Hopefully your friend sells that other one to you. Good luck on your collection. I sold a duplicate RR baggage tag when I was younger and still wish I had it. Those are some great tags!!
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    RR luggage tags are among my favorite relics to see here--each tells a unique story. Your new tag is beautiful and a very unusual type compared to most I have seen. I was fortunate enough to dig one a few years back here in NJ. It's definitely one of my favorite finds. Congrats on the stellar find!!
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    Another awesome baggage tag find.
    Your detector seems to have an affinity for them!
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