Hi all! I found a old-style THF (Tall hasp with feet) on e-bay that appeared to be in very poor shape but it had a very unique label on the bottom that I thought I better get a closer look at. I'm just going to show below a bunch of photos of before and after … Continue reading BIG label found on a THF and box repair and refresh
Two and a half years ago on tax day 2018 I launched http://www.lanecedarbox.com. As of today, the site has received over 5,000 individual visits and, no, they aren't all me! Somehow, in spite of my ignorance about building or maintaining a website, it has had pretty consistent growth throughout the years. I am working on … Continue reading www.lanecedarbox.com UPDATE!
Hi all! Yep, doing more "research" on ebay over the weekend since it's blazing hot outside here in AZ. I found a Lane box in its original box full of doll clothing. Here's that one... I did some more searching and found another... As most of you know, the Lane Girl Graduation Plan was in … Continue reading Doll clothing by Totsy and Lane box
Hi all! While doing research online, I came across an academic paper from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. You can find the paper at this link: I did get in touch with Dr. Neilson to congratulate her on the work she has done and asked for permission to make this post. Excellent work on the … Continue reading Academic Paper about Lane Cedar Chests from Canadian University
Hi all! It has been a while, huh? I've got a couple of posts for you - need to catch up. Let's start with this easy one. I recently noticed the label on a newly acquired Tall Hasp with Feet THF box like this one... had a slightly different label on the bottom. As I … Continue reading New OLD bottom label recognized 1.25
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