This unusual sterling luggage tag from a Maine estate evokes memories of a long gone era, an era when the wealthy could use sterling for their luggage tags. The tag is marked sterling on the back along with a makers mark, a flag with a H in it. Perhaps it is the insignia of a steamship line? I could not find a reference to the maker in my "Encyclopedia of American Silversmiths", though perhaps you may know who the maker of the tag was. It is engraved with the name E. M. Packard, perhaps a part of the family that founded the Packard Car Company, but then again, perhaps not! The tag is surrounded on the edge with a swirled repousse scroll and measures about 1 and 3/4" in width by 1 and 1/2" in height. It can be used as a luggage tag or repurposed into a pendant with the addition of a jump ring to the opening. It is an unusual piece for the collector of sterling luggage tags and worthy of an internet search to see who E. M. Packard was.
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