Lot #22 - 8 Brass Baggage Tags from the Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington Railroad

 
 

 

 mi26
Railroad Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington  
Size vary
Type shell tags
Condition vary - Good

8 brass baggage tags from the Massachusetts and Vermont based Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington Railroad. These shell tags have not been cleaned. They all have a slot so that a cardstock routing slip could be inserted. Some need straightening. Some have old leather strap remnants attached. Some of the Readsboro tags have John Robbins Manufacturing hallmarks. Included are: 

1-4) Whitington 2 3/4" by 2 1/8" 

5-8) Readsboro 3" by 2" 

Condition varies - see pictures. If you purchase these and you want restoration help, please ask and I will put you onto somebody who cleans Baggage Tags. They can be straightened (to some extent) and cleaned up. 

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