8227Re: [FJGRailroad] Re: J. Ledlie Hees
- Oct 10, 2002I h
>From: "paul larner" <pklarner@...>ave not seen that auction. Is it electronic?
>Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Re: J. Ledlie Hees
>Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 13:35:37 -0400
>I think that would be a great idea. I actually have two keys and two brass
>heart shaped locks from the road. Interesting story on them. The first
>I knew to be absolutely authentic; I've had it since late fifties or early
>sixties. But the locks and 2nd key are recent arrivals and came off eBay
>the past two or three years - and close together timewise and from the
>Herkimer area. I think I picked up the second key first. In the photo it
>looked as I thought my key looked but it turned out to be a mirror image.
>The cut was exactly the opposite. Hmm. Next I get a well marked lock
>takes the second key. Hmmm Hmmm. Next I get the lock that takes the
>key. Apparently the LF&D used two different bits, as did many roads
>including the FJ&G, which switch style locks. Among the other stuff coming
>out of the Herkimer area at this time was a UI&E switch key as well and
>probably some other unique stuff that didn't catch my eye. The UI&E made
>suspicious so I let it go but after thinking on the coincidence with the
>LF&D material, I know now I should have bought it.
>These items came from different sellers but each was in the same general
>locale; nothing like these has turned up since. My guess is that some old
>timer had a bit of railroadiana and it either went through general auction
>before hitting eBay or a picker got into it and was peddling it to dealers.
>Have not yet seen a lantern from the LF&D, but they surely had them, though
>whether or not marked is the $640. question. I have seen one other U&MV
>tall globe lamp. At the time it was owned by Cal Buhlman (SP) When his
>collection hits the market, there will be plenty of everything for everyone
>If you have seen the RR Auction Co auction ending this Sunday, a bunch of
>the stuff, lanterns, locks, sealers and passes toward the rear is from my
> >From: "joseph Klapkowski" <riverlinejoe@hotmail.
> > > >
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