Hi all! I thought I had posted about this box before but as I reviewed this blog, I noticed for some reason I never got around writing this up! While visiting Altavista, VA - the home of Lane - I met with several former employees and a couple of them showed me their mahogany jewelry … Continue reading Limited Run Lane Mahogany Jewelry Box
Hi all! Back on July 21, 2018 I posted on this blog about a box found by Roger. The box looked like our Lane boxes only bigger and without any markings at all. You can search this blog for that posting. At the time it was the only one I'd ever heard of. Recently Sheila from … Continue reading A Second Large Mystery Box is Found!
Hi all! Several years ago I found a photo of the key seen below on the internet somewhere. I described it on my website (www.lanecedarbox.com) as a "flat key - older." I assumed it was older than the pressed keys because it appeared to be more refined and probably more expensive to manufacture. Within the … Continue reading After-market (not original?) key alert!
Hi all! While doing "research" on ebay recently, I found a Lane jewelry box very similar to one I found back a few years ago. Although this second box looked identical to the one I have, the size was described as slightly different. Given I've only seen two of these ever, I figured I had … Continue reading 2nd Jewelry Box Found
Hi all! I'm hoping all of you are staying safe and sane in these crazy times... Just a quick note this time. Over the years, I have referred to the logos under the lids of the miniature Lane boxes as "brands" and this is, of course, not an entirely accurate description of the process. Although … Continue reading I learned a new word…Debossing
Hi all! I was the only bidder on the 1929 Tall Hasp box with Feet (THF) discussed in my last post and it has been added to the collection. Unfortunately there isn't anything juicy to report about the box having inspected it carefully. It's just like the other THF's I've seen. I thought I would … Continue reading Oldest Documented Box Follow-up
Hi all! This box is up for sale on e-bay right now... This is a standard Tall Hasp with Feet box. However, found on the bottom is this... And also this label - which I've numbered as 2.1 on my website, http://www.lanecedarbox.com. I googled Burcie Rains and found she was born in 1910 and died … Continue reading Oldest documented box so far!
Hi all! I visitor to my site recently asked me about the value of his box. I referred him to this area of the site that talks about box valuation...https://www.lanecedarbox.com/copy-of-collectors-corner. However, this got me thinking about perhaps providing a "Price Guide" on the site as a reference for the valuation of the Lane miniature boxes. … Continue reading Pricing Guide? Sales figures Dec 2019
Hi all! If you would like to see more on the topic of bottom numbers, check out several posts from the past including 6/15/19 and 8/17/19. Since I last reported on my research, the number of boxes I have found with numbers stamped on their bottoms has increased to 47 - over double the number … Continue reading Bottom Number Research Update
Hi all! Last week I found a box on ebay that looked like it had a unique factory finish. It didn't. It was painted brown - inside and out. The paint was thin so I stripped it off. When a Lane box is stripped the redish color that is added to the lacquer in the … Continue reading Black Lacquer Customization