SOUVENIR LETTER OPENER – WOOD FROM HANCOCK HOUSE IN LEXINGTON, MASS

$295.00

Quantity Available: 1

Item Code: 2022-612

Shipping: Determined by Method & Location of buyer

To Order:
Call 717-334-0347,
Fax 717-334-5016, or E-mail

Offered here is a souvenir letter opener made from a piece of lathe recovered from the Hancock-Clarke House. The handle portion still retains an original nail. Written in ink on the handle is “SOUVENIR  - LEXINGTON / TAKEN FROM / OLD HANCOCK HOUSE / BUILT 1698.” Cut into the other side of the handle is “1698”. The blade portion is carved down thin and to a point. Written on the blade is “HAND MADE / OAK LATH AND NAIL”. Wood remains in very good condition. The 1698 date is historically incorrect. The property was purchased in 1699 and the house not built until 1738.

The Hancock–Clarke House is a historic house in Lexington, Massachusetts, that is a National Historic Landmark. Built in 1738, the house is notable as the only surviving house associated with statesman John Hancock, who lived here for several years as a child. It played a prominent role in the Battle of Lexington and Concord as both Hancock and Samuel Adams, leaders of the colonials, were staying in the house before the battle. The House is operated as a museum by the Lexington Historical Society.  [jet]  [ph:L]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THIS ITEM, AS WITH ALL OTHER ITEMS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB SITE,

MAY BE PURCHASED THROUGH OUR LAYAWAY PROGRAM.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR POLICIES AND TERMS.

THANK YOU!

Inquire »

Inquire About SOUVENIR LETTER OPENER – WOOD FROM HANCOCK HOUSE IN LEXINGTON, MASS

should be empty

featured item

MODEL 1816 CONE CONVERSION MUSKET TENTATIVELY IDENTIFIED TO J. N. VANCE, 30TH MISSISSIPPI SOLDIER

Musket is a smoothbore .69 single shot muzzleloader in overall good condition. The barrel has a surface that is mostly dark with streaks of lighter areas. The brass blade front sight is mounted on the rear of the front barrel band. There is no rear… (1000-107). Learn More »

Upcoming Events

07
Oct

NSS-A National Skirmish, Oct 5th - Oct 10th Learn More »

Instagram