Antique Railway Canvas Leather Mail Bag
Invented during the late 19th century and used up to circa 1930s, these large canvas leather mail bags were commonly used on the railways, and stage coaches alike, to courier express mail. Made of sturdy canvas and leather on top and bottom with iron hooks that close with an equally sturdy leather strap.
Has San Antonio markings and other writing. Stains throughout. Wear on the leather.
Excellent structural condition
Cosmetically in good condition
Leather is stamped with "CA Hoffman & Son MFRS. Arlington Cal."
LaliSimone carefully examines each piece and does its best to discover and disclose any flaws potentially found on each garment. Keep in mind that in most cases our merchandise is pre-worn and/or is at least 20 years old. It might show some wear. Items are sold "as is".
Vintage Condition Descriptions
Mint: Virtually no wear, mostly refers to vintage that has never been worn.
Excellent: Expected signs of wear, with consideration of the age, but hardly any signs of wear.
Very Good: Shows normal signs of wear expected for age with some minor visible problems but will not detract from wear.
Good: Garment has an obvious condition, but overall intact. Could use mending and/or cleaning.
Fair: A piece of vintage that is most likely not wearable, but could serve as a fantastic inspiration piece.
Vintage clothing fits smaller than modern sizes. We do not rely on the sizes on the labels because they usually do not correspond to today's sizes.
We measure our items to give you the best sense for size. We recommend comparing our measurements with the measurements of similar garments in your closet to get a sense for fit.
All sales are final. LaliSimone does not accept returns. Please contact us with any questions if you have a question about condition, fit or size.