Hi all! As you may know, I have been tracking the numbers stamped on the bottom of some of our boxes for quite some time now. I have found 103 boxes with the numbers stamped on the bottoms and all of the numbers, when read backwards can represent a date. In other words, there hasn't … Continue reading Bottom Stamp vs. Written Date…
Hi all! Once again, while doing "research" on ebay, I came across this previously unknown box variation... Short Jewelry Box in Mahogany As you can see from the next photo, this version is the same as the other SJB versions I have found in the past. This one just isn't painted. "Natural" and painted SJB … Continue reading New version of Lane Jewelry Box (SJB) found!
Hi all! To get up to speed on my thoughts and hypothesis about Large Hasp with Feet boxes, you can search this blog for posting related to "LHF." This is a LHF...under a normal short box. I was recently contacted by a fellow Lane box enthusiast, Greg, who purchased a LHF for $1.00 at a … Continue reading Earliest date yet! Dating the LHF, 1923!
Hi all! It has been months since I have anything really interesting to talk about...until now! I found this box on ebay and have had it for about a week and have delayed this long to post about it to get my thoughts together. Honestly the time didn't help...I have no idea what to think … Continue reading New box style! Not click-bate! I’m calling it LARGE ROUNDED MAHOGANY (LR-M).
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