Lot #320 - 6 NYC Revenue Audit tags

 
    

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

This is a group of 6 brass revenue tags. They are from various states. These tags are: 

(1) Ticket Agent - Syracuse, New York - Auditor of Passenger Revenue, Detroit, Michigan #63 (tall lettering)

(2) Ticket Agent - 125th Street, New York, NY - Auditor of Passenger Revenue, Detroit, Michigan #259 

(3) Ticket Agent Kalamazoo, Mich - W. G. Reynolds, Lexington Ave, New York, NY #31 

(4) Ticket Agent Battle Creek, Mich - W. G. Reynolds, Lexington Ave, New York, NY #48 

(5) Ticket Agent Gary, Indiana - Auditor of Passenger Revenue, Detroit, Michigan #67 

(6) Ticket Agent Erie, Penn - W. G. Reynolds, Lexington Ave, New York, NY #58 

They are all uncleaned showing some tarnish. 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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