Old Dog Tags
Here is our collection of dog tags and licenses. The oldest dog tags we have found are 1907 Bridgeport Connecticut and a 1907 Huntington CT. The most recent dogtag was found by my wife. She was driving by the Derby Green in CT and saw that they were starting to remodel it. She stopped to ask permission to metal detect and they said, Sure, but there has already been 2 people here metal detecting and they covered the whole area!
She went ahead and spent a couple of hours, and didn't find anything except some clad and this Westport dogtag in an area by the oldest tree in the park. Those 2 detectorists told the construction workers that they were goldminers from California. Hmmm...
Here's a list of the Dog License Tags we have recovered.Top Row
"Sailor's" dog tag - Darien, CT - made of aluminum
1947 - Shelton, CONN - # 115453 - made of copper
"Teddy Bear's" dog tag - Stratford, CT - other side says, "Milkbone Brand" - made of brass
CONN. HUMANE - Westport, CT - # 33873 - made of aluminum
1980 - Huntington, CT - Huntington Animal Hospital - # 0178 - made of steel?
1932 - SHELTON CONN - # 69356 - made of copper
1979 - SHELTON CONN - # 857
1940 - SHELTON CONN - # KL 739 - on back is "Noble & West Co."
CONN. HUMANE SOC. - Westport, CT - # 30771 - made of brass
1959 - SHELTON CONN - # 79837 - made of copper
1962 - Stratford Conn. - # 145220 - made of brass
1907 - Bridgeport - # 4098 - made of brass
1988 - Riverside Animal Hospital - # 1088
1907 - Huntington - # 22893 - made of brass
1999 - Valley Vet Hospital - Hadley MA - # 2303