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Boston, Massachusetts Owney tag

Description:

Owney received this business identification token from the Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company of Boston, Massachusetts. The company, which is still in business today, offered a $1.00 reward for the return of any item to which the tag would have been attached. Owney made several trips to Boston and the city’s postal workers often gave him the run of the city during his visits.

Date:
1888-1897
Markings:
RETURN TO / BOSTON / SAFE DEPOSIT & TRUST Co. / BOSTON./ & RECEIVE $1.00 REWd Verso: 471
Medium:
metal
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 1 1/4 x 1 1/16 in. (3.18 x 2.7 cm)
Museum ID:
0.052985.420
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
Massachusetts
  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
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