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  1. #1
    us
    May 2009
    Saint Paul, MN
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    Older Dog Tax Tag Question

    I was looking at some of my finds from the season and when I came across this dog tax tag I dug in October - I was wondering if the number "1953" or "1887" was the year issued.

    I sent a photo of it to a very nice and knowledgeable person who runs a very cool website called "doglicense.org" and she informed me that this tag was indeed from 1887.

    My question is this: Are older dog tax tags like this one kind of rare? I have dug many newer ones but this is the first one I've seen from before 1920. I figured I would ask the experts in the "Tags and Tokens" forum as someone may know the answer.

    Thanks in advance for any information you care to share with me.

    (Enclosed is the photo of the tag)

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  2. #2
    us
    May 2009
    Saint Paul, MN
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    Re: Older Dog Tax Tag Question

    It appears to be made of brass. The numbering is confusing on this.

    Thanks for the reply-

  3. #3
    us
    Mar 2010
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    Re: Older Dog Tax Tag Question

    I would think your best bet would be the St. Paul city/county Administration Building which
    would have the most exact information since they should have all the records for tax
    purposes.........since unfortunately no one has been able to come up with much information.

  4. #4

    Oct 2005
    Rockford IL
    Buying and Selling exonumia !
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    Re: Older Dog Tax Tag Question

    While in fact there is some confusion as to the date, from the style of the fonts, it sure appears to be old to me! I'd be happy to buy it as being from 1887, and pay an appropriate price. The ca. 1950 dog tags used a very simple style font, with no serif on the "1", and a plain "7". The "flip" on the end of the "7" is more pre-1900 style, than ca. 1950.

    And, the very small extension either side of the bell at the top of "1887" is something not found on modern pieces, nor are the knobs on the top loop.

    99% sure this is 1887. St. Paul was a big city in 1887, so 2000 or so issued tags is not unlikely.

    Want to be sure? Contact the
    ISALC: Internation Society of Animal License Collectors, (dog tags) email Editor Bill Bone at tagman AT attglobal.net, quarterly publication is Paw Prints

    Rich
    Rich Hartzog
    POB 4143 Rockford IL 61110

  5. #5
    us
    May 2009
    Saint Paul, MN
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    Re: Older Dog Tax Tag Question

    I appreciate the replies and the great added information! I'll check into that angle!

  6. #6
    us
    May 2009
    Saint Paul, MN
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    Re: Older Dog Tax Tag Question

    Quote Originally Posted by exonumia

    Want to be sure? Contact the
    ISALC: Internation Society of Animal License Collectors, (dog tags) email Editor Bill Bone at tagman AT attglobal.net, quarterly publication is Paw Prints

    Rich
    I did write to Mr. Bone and received a reply from him that confirmed that this tag was issued in 1887. Good to have that cleared up.

 

 

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