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Extremely Rare Giant 9.5" Iron Gothic Period Skeleton Key 14th-15th C. - Castle

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Seller: antiquezar (1,302) 100%, Location: Tucson, Arizona, Ships to: US, Item: 152305750770 Mark us as a favorite seller to get new listings immediately! Description: Very large 9.50" iron Gothic key from the 14th - 15th. C. Lozenge-shaped bow, square and closed shank with large open wards. Historical references include: "Les Clefs." Jean-Josef Brunner. Likely used for a European castle, cathedral or similar Gothic period structure. Exceptionally rare to find such keys in this massive size. These keys rarely appear outside of museums. Rust and wear as seen but abated with clove oil. Structurally sound. Once in a lifetime opportunity so buy now to avoid regret -- as you never regret what you buy, but what you passed up. All sales are final with this rare item. See picture(s) for condition specifics before biding or buying. Used antique or vintage condition and unless otherwise noted. Condition may include any of the following: antique wear, patinas and or tarnishes / rust spots or minor defects. The key(s) you see are the actual key(s) you receive! See our other 100+ listed keys! Non-key items used in pictures for display, backgrounds and measurements not included or available for sale unless otherwise noted in the description. International shipping: We can ship to most areas outside the US via Federal Express (only). Please check in advance of purchasing to confirm shipping is available to your location / city / address. We can only ship to confirmed PayPal addresses only, with NO exceptions. Estimated shipping including insurance for this item is over $100.00. We will charge a flat rate of $95.00 and pay any additional shipping or refund any excess. You must contact us in advance of shipping requests outside the US so we can open up your location to purchases. There are no refunds on this item. Condition: (Read before bidding): As always (unless otherwise noted in the description), used keys may have varying degrees of antiquating, including rust, slight bends, tarnish, pitting, bent or missing teeth, small or micro cracks, etc. Set collections may include: antique, vintage, modern, brass, steel, reproductions and rare selections. Keys listed as "brass" are assumed to be brass, but some could be other nonmagnetic material or plated metals. All dating of keys is estimated since keys can be reproduced at any time. Key sets packed together unless otherwise requested. Thank you! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! If you do not like your purchase, or if you have any issues after receiving, contact me right away and I will make it right or refund your money! About this unique collection or key(s): I hand-pick my keys from a massive private collection. Keys may have originated from: Baroque (1600's – 1750's), Age of Enlightenment (1700's), Napoleonic (1799-1815), Georgian (1714-1830), Victorian (1837-1901), Romantic (1850-1920's), Machine (1900-1945) or Modern / Vintage Eras (1930's - present). In general, when applied to keys, the word "Antique" means a key believed to or known to have been made in the 1940's or earlier. Very few keys from the pre-19th Century period have makers marks to accurately date or place a specific key. In some circumstances, a key can be dated by very unique designs or cuts. As always, copies (reproductions or duplicates) of keys were often made many years after the original, only complicating accurate dating, authenticity and appraisals. Please note that vintage and antique keys were often modified. Bows and shafts were often interchanged as keys were damaged or locks progressed with time. This is a common practice and does not always effect collection value. "Reproduction" or "decorative" keys have been made since keys were invented. Reproduction keys are still "keys" and can be valuable and highly collectible. I do not maintain historical data concerning specific keys unless otherwise noted in the description. Key length sizes are sometimes rounded off to the nearest 1/16 to 1/8 inches. All keys from a smoke free environment. Only key(s) shown in auction are included. Keys are generally not cleaned to maintain antique nature, but preservation approved, light oil may be applied to prevent rusting. Patinas on some keys may be aged surface oxidation and will rub off or wash off. I also purchase keys! Payment Terms: All payments due within 4 days. Thank you! US Shipping I can only ship to your current PayPal account address due to PayPal Buyer Protection rules. Please make address corrections before buying. Combined Shipping: Ebay calculates postage for most expensive item to ship, then other items are shipped for free. (Other terms may apply). Combined shipping is calculated by eBay, not the seller. If for any reason you do not receive shipping discounts for two or more items, or an incorrect fee, please let me know and I will correct / refund excess postage fees. I only ship by USPS Priority because by the time I add tracking, packing and insurance to First Class or Parcel Post, the cost is equal or sometimes more and it takes a lot longer to receive. Shipping Delays: Please see possible shipping delays at the top of this page. After I ship, please remember that the USPS controls shipping -- including delays. Canada and International Shipping: (If available with this auction). The USPS has recently raised International shipping rates to astronomical levels. As of June, 2013, the USPS now charges $23.95 to ship a 1-2 lb. Priority flat rate box to Australia or Japan and $19.95 to Canada. These are USPS rates not mine! I do not charge any extra handling fees for orders outside the US. For items valued over $60.00 the buyer will need to contact me in advance for shipping charges, as I can only ship such items via federal Express, which is very expensive. I cannot ship by lessor means due to PayPal and eBay tracking / loss coverage requirements. Please contact me to open up closed location item(s). Multiple International items purchased at the same time can be combined if the value does not exceed weight limits, or additional postage may be required. In some instances, International shipping may not be available after purchase due to changes in postage, location restrictions, labor or political issues, weather, or other unforeseen issues. In such events I will refund your payment 100%, and the buyer agrees to hold me harmless. Other Terms: Rail∼road keys and other prohibited keys / items: Due to Homeland Security and other concerns, I do not knowingly sell rail∼road keys or other keys used for transportation, government or secure (unauthorized) locks. Clock and general key fitting and sizing I do not suggest purchasing any key as a replacement unless you know the key will fit. The problem with older keys and locks is that the mechanisms and keys often change due to wear. In addition, key measurements can vary greatly due to small differences in bit cuts, depth, shaft diameter and sizing due to metric vs. US standards. Our square end keys, including clock keys are sized by metric standards. Although I accept returns, the cost of returning a key purchased on size speculation is generally not worth the cost. I suggest consulting a locksmith to confirm lock / key fitting. For additional clock sizing instructions please visit our special key sizing page. Refunds: I will gladly refund any purchase if you are not 100% happy. Contact me first and I will be happy to assist you with any problem. Please note that all returns must be postmarked within 14 days, include all items, be packed in equal protection as received and be tracked/insured (to prevent loss). Refund will be issued upon safe return of item(s) to seller. Please note return processing may be delayed due to my work schedule as noted at the top of this listing. Buyer is responsible for return postage costs. Items purchased for temporary use, including photography, theater, props, etc., will not be refunded. Refunds due to lost or damaged items: We will be happy to refund items that were lost or damaged in transit. However, PayPal and US Postal regulations require the receiver to file a lost or damaged claim with your post office as soon as possible. We cannot issue any refund until a claim is filed and a copy of the claim is sent to us. Once we receive a refund from the USPS we will issue your refund. Packing: Groups or sets of keys are generally shipped together in a tightly wrapped plastic bag. It has been our experience that keys are not seriously damaged when packed as a tight group. Valuable keys or single keys are usually packed individually. Special packing is available upon request, but large groups of common keys cannot be packed individually due to time restraints and postal box size and weight limits. Feedback: Please remember shipping delays, shipping costs and other issues are generally beyond our control. Although I try to inspect every key, some may have defects I honestly missed. In such cases I will refund your payment and pay for return shipping. Please remember this when leaving feedback. I will be happy to correct any issue. Copyright: All pictures are Copyrighted. Do not copy. All images watermarked. Display Items: Non-key items used in pictures for display, backgrounds and measurements not included or available for sale unless otherwise noted in the description. Keys shown in seller's logo are not included. Remember..........BID SOON! Last minute bidders often loose out!!! Thank you. Version 3-14 Condition: Used antique condition with normal wear for age. See picture(s) and description for details.

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