Delivery wagon (22 pieces)
Wood, burlap, paint
Overall: 10 x 8 7/8 x 25 1/4 in. (25.4 x 22.5 x 64.1 cm)
painted: on either side of wagon: "American Express Co." stamped: barrels and boxes are also stamped with various letters and numbers.
Four-wheel wooden American Express wagon painted green with driver (separately carved) seated in front and tongue and crossbar with harnessing posts for two (missing) horses; wagon contains twelve wooden barrels of various sizes, three wooden boxes with sliding lids, one cylindrical wooden container and lid painted metallic gray, and four stuffed burlap sacks.
The American Express Co. was organized in New York City in 1850.
Weinstein, Amy A. "Children's toys." The Magazine Antiques 167 (2005): 188-193.
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