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    Rare Charleston Slave Tag Fisher #1

    Went out with mbcuce today and found a pretty special relic. Things started out slow. We were finding a few plain flat buttons and then he found a War of 1812 script I button, which is on my bucket list. I was hoping there would be another one.... There wasn't, but I did find a #1 Fisher slave tag from 1814. The extremely wet environment has a strange effect on brass and copper. Brass buttons come out looking like gold and it takes a while to get used to. On the first few, you think you're digging gold coins.

    Whatever is keeping the buttons from turning green seems to have preserved the tag incredibly well.
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    That's a rare beauty! I believe that is worthy of a banner vote!

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    That is super rare and yes it is a banner for sure. Incredible condition and rarity is just amazing !

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    Banner find you got there....man that banner train is rollin now, aint it!

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    My. Goodness I’m gonna have to quit work so i can get out there with y’all. Great find by the way.
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    Amazing find! I agree on the banner post aspect as well! Congrats on that find!
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  7. #7
    Congratulations on a marvelous find. An unfortunate reminder of our history, but it is a rare historic find and a banner worth find. My banner vote is in. Stay safe and keep swingin.
    If you’re not digging trash you are missing treasure.

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    Amazing find!! What a piece of history and well preserved to boot! Well done, Congrats! Banner find!!


    DIG WE MUST !!!!!!

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    I know I have seen them posted but do not think I have ever seen so well preserved. Congratulations on saving some historical items.
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    Truly an AMAZING save!
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    Awesome!!! Congrats!!!
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    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?
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    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


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    Lots of history in SC and you just found some! Congrats! Gary
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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?
    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.

 

 
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