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8227Re: [FJGRailroad] Re: J. Ledlie Hees

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  • joseph Klapkowski
    Oct 10, 2002
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      >From: "paul larner" <pklarner@...>
      >Reply-To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      >To: FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com
      >Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Re: J. Ledlie Hees
      >Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 13:35:37 -0400
      >
      >Joe,
      >
      >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
      >key
      >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
      >in
      >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
      >which
      >takes the second key. Hmmm Hmmm. Next I get the lock that takes the
      >first
      >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
      >me
      >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
      >who wants.
      >
      >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
      >accumulation.
      >
      >PKL
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > >From: "joseph Klapkowski" <riverlinejoe@hotmail.
      > > > >
      >
      >
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      ave not seen that auction. Is it electronic?

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