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    Wilmington to Middletown PW&B RR tag

    Can anyone help date this tag it has makers mark
    J Robbins Boston
    Wilmington on one side
    Middletown on other

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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    The railroad operated from 1836 to 1881, but the service to Wilmington did not commence until 1838.
    Don....

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    Probably a luggage tag
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    An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

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    John Robbins started making baggage checks between 1841 and 1843.
    Robbins was first located in Boston and in later years (1920?) moved operations to Attleboro, Massachusetts.
    This fact tightens your date range another three year.
    Don........
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    http://www.tagtown.net/robbins.html


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    Very cool find!
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    With only a three year production range,
    that could be a REAL nice find. My only banner was for
    a railroad tag that I knew nothing about.
    The good people here was where I learned about it.
    Excellant find!
    Carl
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