Rare 1880's American Express Company Brass Padlock No Key Cast-In Markings
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Rare 1880's American Express Company Brass Padlock No Key Cast-In Markings

Code: 0t47rsre00008aec

$595.00


Product Description

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THANK YOU ALL Very Much for the Orders that came in while we were on the road, we are processing them as quickly as possible! We are Currently BACK IN THE OFFICE so NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY, as we are FULLY OPERATIONAL and ABLE TO SHIP until Further Notice, our Show Travel is over until January 2022 for The Porky Police & Fire Memorabilia Collectors Show in Claremont California on January 15th.

Thank you for visiting. We hope you will find some vintage artifacts to add to your collection here, NOW is an EXCELLENT TIME TO BUY, as we are IN THE OFFICE and ABLE TO SHIP, and the Holiday Season is not yet upon us.
Thank you, Ron & Kana

ARTIFACT: This is a rare 1880's American Express Company brass padlock. There is no key for this lock. The American Express Company (AMEX Co) was originally an express mail business back when it was first founded in 1850. In 1857, the company made its move to offering financial services in order to compete with the United States Post Office, dealing in money orders as well as express mail. In fact, American Express didn't even become the investment banking business we know it as today until the 1980's.

VINTAGE: Circa 1880's

SIZE: Appr: 5" x 3" x 3/4". 8-1/4" long chain.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Cast Brass, iron chain

ATTACHMENT: Chain

MARKINGS: "AM.EX.CO. X A."

ITEM NOTES: This is from a Postal collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VEJX17 LEIEX7/17

CONDITION: 6 (Fine+): Some moderate wear and tarnish, missing key, and rust on the iron chain.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.