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    Carolina Don

    Jun 2005
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    Tax Paid Tag

    I found this tag in Rock Hill, SC saturday. It is made of thin brass and is imprinted with 1914, tax paid #23. It was bent up when I found it and trying to straighten it it broke into two pieces. I placed shipping tape on both sides which causes a slight glare. There is nothing on the back side of the tag. The tag is about 1&1/2 inch from side to side. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    ca
    Feb 2011
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    Re: Tax Paid Tag

    Hard to see the picture..... but I would guess that it might be a dog tag.

    I have several that are written with the year and then 'dog tax'
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    Carolina Don

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    Re: Tax Paid Tag

    It is hard to believe that a tax was charged to own a dog. A fellow hunter told me he thought it was a tag that you attached to the front of your house that told the fire dept you had paid your taxes and thus it was ok to fight the fire.
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    Re: Tax Paid Tag

    I'd agree with dog tax tag, you can google image search them and find a lot of different examples.
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    Re: Tax Paid Tag

    It's no longer called a tax, but many towns or cities require a dog to be licensed. The proceeds usually go to pay for the animal shelter or pound. If it is made of lead I am more likely to think it was a tax paid stamp on an product such as tobacco or alcohol. Just a guess on my part. Monty
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    Re: Tax Paid Tag

    Based on what I've seen, my guess is that it is not "Dog" related because about 99% of the dog tax tags I've looked at have the word "Dog" on them somewhere. Whereas the one in question does not.

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    ca
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    Re: Tax Paid Tag

    Here are a few of my may dog tags... In later years, they called them dog 'licenses' [another fancy word for tax]

    But the very first one.. has the years 1878 9.. This indicated that the 'tax' was paid for 1878-1879.. On the reverse it has V.C. 250.

    I checked with the archives of Victoria and they told me that this was, indeed, a dog license. It was just that everybody , at that time, knew what it was.

    These days there are SO many taxes, it is hard to keep track of them...
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