Rare, Large Scandinavian Lock Key w/ Hollow Barrel Antique Old Skeleton Keys
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Description: Rare and highly collectible Scandinavian lock key. Hollow barrel -- size as noted on picture. Good condition with normal antique wear / patinas. Used condition and unless otherwise noted, may include any of the following: antique wear, patinas and or tarnishes / rust spots or minor defects. See our other 100+ beautiful antique keys! Buy multiple items and combine the postage! Most items shipped within 24-48 hours, but please allow up to 10 days due to my on-call work schedule. If delivery time is critical, please contact me in advance to confirm. Due to PayPal terms, we can ONLY ship to the address on your PayPal account, no exceptions!
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!
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About this unique collection or key(s):
We hand-pick our 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). Keys could have been used for churches, castles, gates, furniture, cabinets, dungeons, clocks, pad locks, safes and old dwellings. 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. We do not maintain historical data concerning specific keys unless otherwise noted here.
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.
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Canada and International Shipping: (If available with this auction). Please remember The US Postal Service sets rates, not us. For shipments under 1 lb. we use First Class International. For packages over 1 lb. we use Priority International. For items over $40.00 USPS International Express is required to honor PayPal and eBay tracking and loss coverage requirements. If buying multiple items, please contact us FIRST, as shipping charges and methods may change due to increased weight and required coverages. Please allow extra time (sometimes weeks on rare occasions), for customs to clear shipments. We can also ship via your Fed-X account number. Please contact us to open up closed location item(s).
Rail∼road keys and other prohibited keys / items: Due to Homeland Security and other concerns, we 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
We 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 we accept returns, the cost of returning a key purchased on size speculation is generally not worth the cost. We suggest consulting a locksmith to confirm lock / key fitting. For additional clock sizing instructions please visit our special key sizing page.
We will gladly refund any purchase if you are not 100% happy. Contact us first and we will be happy to assist you with any problem. Please note that all returns must be postmarked within 3 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. Buyer is responsible for return postage costs. Items purchased for temporary use, including photography will not be refunded.
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.
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Any non-key objects used for ID, sizing or display are not included. Only key(s) shown in the auction are included. Keys shown in seller's logo are not included.
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