Hi all. Just wanted to get this out. I will comment more on this later. For now, I have found several examples of the trademark seen below as the ONLY thing on the inside of the lid. This is similar to another version but without the "PRESENTED BY." So, this is the 6th trademark found … Continue reading Yet another Lid Logo Trademark Brand
Hi all. In the last 90 days consumers have purchased around 180 miniature Lane cedar chests through e-bay. According to e-bay "sold" records, our boxes have sold for (including shipping) from a low of around $10.00 to a high of around $40-$45. Currently "Buy it Now" prices (including shipping) on e-bay seem to hover around … Continue reading Price and Market Musings (part I)
Hi all! Pretty much daily I pop around the internet to see what's going on with our miniature cedar chests. Any good deals on e-bay or etsy? Anyone saying something about the boxes in their listings that is new to me? Anyone like me looking for information on google? While surfing today, I found a … Continue reading “New” lid logo found! Plus a book!
Hi all. I have a tall, fluted cornered box. I have no evidence to support this but I am going to say this style of box probably pre-dates the regular "tall" boxes. This particular box has a smaller key hole escutcheon and has feet. Also, the barrel hinges are set in mortises and nailed in … Continue reading Fixing a mistake?
Hello all. So far, I haven't seen the shorter version of our boxes prior to 1962. So far, the latest I have seen a taller version of our boxes is 1950. So if, I may be closing in on a time when Lane changed the size of the boxes from tall to short (1950-1962) - … Continue reading Closing in on age…Does size matter?
I ordered a book from the VA Historical Society with the title "Lane, Company Records 1907-2003" compiled by Laura Stoner. I received it a couple of days ago. My hope was that it would contain information about the boxes and perhaps details of the dates of the trademarks used by the company. Unfortunately it wasn't … Continue reading Lane Company Records 1907-2003
What will probably prove to be one of the best ways to date the boxes will be from the version of the Lane logo that is burned into the underside of the lids. Perhaps another easy way to date the boxes will be their size and style. Based on the two dozen boxes I have … Continue reading Lid Logo Brand
I found a box at a local antique store with the name of the original owner, her age, and 1950 written on the lid. So, I am confident this particular box has an age of about 64 years old. Therefore, I would like to say boxes with similar details may have been made around the … Continue reading Great find to age a box!
Although I will be sharing information I am able to gather about the Lane mini, miniature, trinket, jewelry, graduation, promotional, erroneously "salesman sample" cedar boxes, my main goal is to find more information about the boxes than I can on my own. I can't believe I am the only person interested in and collecting these … Continue reading Purpose of box blog
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