May 7, 2024 The Paul Friedrich Collection of Firearms & Gold Rush
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/7/2024
Lot consists of: (A) Large leather valuables bag. Handles and stop-reinforced section is held in place with large copper rivets. Front stenciled with, "W.F. & CO. / EXPRESS. (B) Tall leather mail/express bag with tinned closure top and metal riveted reinforced bottom. Bag retains a period tag that reads, "1876 / E.B. Frouch / Fastening Mail Po..." We believe this is a sample that was submitted for a patent design. (C) Prototype leather mail / money bag. Bag is fully riveted with a tinned top closure. Front exhibits a brass tag that reads, "Luther M. Sims / Lincoln Ills." There is a also a period heavy paper tag that reads, "No. 70907 / L. M. Sims / Mail Bag. / PATENTED Nov 12th / 1867." (D) Small leather mail / express bag. Bag has a copper riveted stop section and retains a period brass padlock with key. CONDITION: All are very good with age commensurate leather rubs and light alligatoring.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $3,328.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.
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