z Sold Antique Express & Postal Service Registered pouch with original lock.
z Sold Antique Express & Postal Service Registered pouch with original lock.
Antique Express & Postal Service Registered pouch with original lock. - Click to Enlarge Image

z Sold Antique Express & Postal Service Registered pouch with original lock.

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Description

Here's a rare, 19th Century heavy leather mail/express pouch. The "Registered pouch was carried right along with the Wells Fargo strong box and other company treasure boxes and often had more valuables than the box it's self." The bag flap is secured with a strap run through four iron loops on the front.  The strap attaches on the back with a padlock. This padlock is the original lock that was attached at the origin express office and was shipped without the key to the destination office where it was opened with a duplicate key. NOTE this ORIGINAL PADLOCK & KEY  are numbered to match (#81). This is a very rugged, old express bag with heavy duty rivets up and down both sides.  The handle is attached with rivets. It shows age and wear but has a great look with rich coloring in an Old West style. The belt is still solid and attached to its original steel latch at the end. The leather is still pliable with no holes, breaks or tears. The stitching on the flap is tight and strong without a single stitch missing. For it's age this bag is well preserved and would provide a century of service yet. It measures about 13 inches high not including the handle, 12 inches wide. On the flap is a riveted on tag #19. There is no makers name on the bag.  It was an important piece of express and postal history that you don't find everyday. The original Padlock is maked "MILLER LOCK CO. PHILA. USA" . Other items shown pictured are not included.

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Accessories

Buckle - 3
$29.95
Delivery of item will be in 3 - 6 business days to Continental USA.
Bag - Deluxe bag - Wells Fargo
$169.95
Item should ship in 10 business days.
Wells Fargo Money Bag
$12.00
Delivery of item will be in 3 - 6 business days to Continental USA.
 

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