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Sanborn, Iowa Owney tag

Description:

Owney received this token from Chauncey F. Owen, the postmaster of Sanborn, Iowa. Owen served as the town’s postmaster twice, from December 1884 to July 1885 and from February 1890 to January 1896. It would have been during his second term as Sanborn’s postmaster that he presented this token to Owney. During Owney’s lifetime, Sanborn was serviced by the Chicago, Milwaukee, & St. Paul railroad line.

Date:
c. 1890-1896
Markings:
?.F. OWN. P.M./ SANBORN. IOWA
Medium:
metal (brass)
Museum ID:
0.052985.476
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
Iowa

Glossary

  • Owney Tag 2011
  • Owney Tag 2011
Additional Records
  • Pierre, South Dakota Owney Tag
  • Plymouth, New Hampshire Owney tag
  • Portland, Oregon Owney tag
  • Postmaster William W. Johnson Owney tag
  • Railway Mail Service Superintendent Owney tag
  • Railway Mail Service Washington, D.C. Owney tag
  • San Antonio, Texas Owney tag
  • San Francisco, California Owney tag
  • Sanborn, Iowa Owney tag
  • St. Louis, Missouri Owney tag
  • St. Paul & A. Lea Railway Post Office Owney tag
  • Station G Brooklyn, New York  Owney tag
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