Jamestown Luggage Tag


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The Yames Towne Shipping Tag

This luggage tag design is based on an artifact recovered in 2006 at the bottom of a James Fort well. Individual die stamps were used to spell “YAMES TOWNE” on the small lead shipping tag, which most likely marked a container of goods once warehoused in England.

The shipping tag is the first object found by Jamestown archaeologists that indicates the colony as an address.

The use of a “y” instead of a “j” for James is not unusual, as spelling was irregular in the 17th century. It may also indicate a German or Dutch origin for the goods being shipped, since those languages represented “j” with “y” during this time period.


Material: Aluminum

Dimensions: 3″ x 3″

Additional information

Weight 0.06 lbs




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