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  1. #16
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    ca
    Detect everyday like it's the last day of the season!

    Apr 2010
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    Congratulations on achieving your 1st BANNER on Tnet with this incredibly historic find LS.
    I'm curious, now that your tag is exposed to the air, do you think the patina will darken?

    Dave



    Quote Originally Posted by Gene Mean View Post
    https://historical.ha.com/itm/antiqu...a/6035-47186.s

    Same question I had. This is from a different badge but has the interesting information.
    Great background information on this slave tag Gene.
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  2. #17
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    A great historical find, although a sad one, too... Congratulations.
    ""Extremely wet as in a swamp or bog? Could be that the mud they were in is anoxic, that is ther's no oxygen present to oxidize the relics that come out looking like new, polished brass buttons and slightly air-oxidized copper components...
    Typical verdigris oxidation needs lots of oxygen and acids and salts to happen.

  3. #18
    ca
    Feb 2009
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    Congratulations on the amazing recovery of the tag, also getting it up on the banner right quick.

    You might find that the brass that came out looking so gold like, will turn to a flattened look after a few months from being exposed to the air again.
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  4. #19
    us
    Mar 2019
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    Thanks for the banner votes everyone! As yaxthri suggests, the subject is not something to be celebrated, but I think that's what makes artifacts such as this, so potentially powerful. It's a tangible object, that was worn by a real person, and it makes us think about that history in a way that is less abstract.

  5. #20
    gb
    Feb 2013
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    Wow, that is an extremely rare and historic find.

    There is a similar fisher tag from the same year as yours that sold at auction in 2006. It’s in great condition, as yours is, but is number 121 issued for the year while yours is number 1 which makes it more sought after I believe.

    https://www.invaluable.com/auction-l...1-c-n8t4llj47n

    I don’t have an invaluable subscription so I can’t tell what it sold for.

    Jamie

  6. #21
    us
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gene Mean View Post
    https://historical.ha.com/itm/antiqu...a/6035-47186.s

    Same question I had. This is from a different badge but has the interesting information.
    Thanks for sharing this, Gene. That's good information and more than I knew. When I found it, I did know that they were numbered and I had to do a double-take when I saw the 1.
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  7. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    That is the best condition one I have seen - wow!
    So, normally the 'FISHER' bit is the occupation, where they the first registered Fisherman? Or is Fisher a name?
    Yeah. "Fisher" was his occupation and the number 1 means that it was the first license/permit for a fisherman issued in that year, 1814.
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  8. #23

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    thats in really good shape great find

  9. #24
    us
    Mar 2019
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff of pa View Post
    Interesting Article Found




    you may have found a Museum Piece !
    What ever you Do, Do Not Remove that Hardened Clay from it.
    don't even risk getting it wet.
    It's the best way to Show it's Old & Dug


    Attachment 1927484

    Attachment 1927481

    Attachment 1927482
    Thanks for sharing the article, Jeff. I think they've depreciated quite a bit since then, but I do think the combination of this occupation with the number 1 and great condition makes this one special.

    I'll take your advice about leaving the clay. I agree.
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  10. #25
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    Absolutely gorgeous tag, I love finding 1812 pewters, but I'll take a tag anyday
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  11. #26
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    Mar 2021
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    Awesome Finds!!
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  12. #27
    us
    Jul 2010
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    Incredible find!! Fisher is a rare occupation and with the lowest number possible (No. 1) I would think it is even rarer. Is it possible to know how many Fisher tags were issued in 1814?
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  13. #28
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    Congratulations on your rare recovery Voting Banner

  14. #29
    us
    Jun 2011
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    incredible find. That thing is worth a sack full of money. I'd have a hard time deciding what to do with it. Keep, sell, loan to a museum.... it'd be a tough decision
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  15. #30
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    That's a once-in-a-lifetime find, one that is both beautiful and eerie at the same time. You've already gotten the banner, but I still wanted to acknowledge how incredible this piece is. Way to go.
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