Lot #120 - 4 NYC Brass Passenger Revenue Audit tags

 
    

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Railroad New York Central 
Size 5" by 2 1/2" 
Condition Excellent

This is a group of 4 brass revenue tags. They all have "NYCRR" stamped above the strap opening. They are all from New York State locations. These tags are:

(1) Ticket Agent Buffalo Central Terminal - W. G. Reynolds, Lexington Ave, New York, NY #1 

(2) Ticket Agent Albany, NY - W. G. Reynolds, Lexington Ave, New York, NY #10 

(3) Ticket Agent Utica, New York - W. G. Reynolds, Lexington Ave, New York, NY #41 

(4) Ticket Agent White Plains, NY - W. G. Reynolds, Lexington Ave, New York, NY #55 

They are all uncleaned and could be polished up to a brassy shine. This type of tag was used by the Passenger Revenue Department of the New York Central Railroad. Most measure 5" by 2 1/2". They are thick, heavy brass. They weight in at about 7 1/2 oz each. That means that 2 weigh almost a pound. These tags were used on canvas mail bags to transport passenger revenue information so that audits could be performed at centralized locations. All of these tags are from one collection.

 

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