As Found, Evocative Brown Paper Wrapped Packet of Bird Identification Labels

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Something about this package of labels wrapped in brown paper and tied up in string satisfies my eye and sensibilities very much. And then there is the fact of what's inside: hundreds of unused printed cardstock labels produced by the American Ornithological Union (now Society) made for identifying birds. I believe these would have been used as tags for labeling specimens, as in Chicago's Field Museum or the Museum of Natural History. And so, one might look at this as a package representing freedom--many hundreds of birds that evaded becoming specimens--which to me certainly makes it feel all the richer.

4" x 3 5/8" x 2" and in very good condition, tightly wrapped and clearly never opened, with one tear at one corner that allows one to see (and extract a card from) inside.