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WELLS FARGO & CO EXPRESS

Item # 10967

One of the true rarities in the past decade that we've had the pleasure of presenting for sale. Among the known Wells Fargo lanterns, this 1913 Adlake Reliable carries a most unusual marking. On the lid is stamped "W. FARGO EXP.CO." a marking that is seldom seen as most of the entire population of these were marked W.F.&Co EXP. The frame is nearly all tinned with traces of black paint here and there. No rust and only a minor expert metal repair on the very bottom of the lantern.
The globe is equally as interesting. Hard enough to find a marked globe, but this one matches the frame marking exactly. A corning globe with only minor rim nicks.
This is one of those pieces that cannot be overstated in early Americana collecting today. Don't miss this gem from the American West.

PRICE: $1520.00

 


 

SOUTHERN PACIFIC COMPANY

Item # 10966

SP Co on the lid of this 1913 Adlake Reliable lantern with clear cast corning globe. The frame is free of rust and pitting and has nice tinning left on the cage and bottom. Pot has light rust but excellent working order with no holes. The globe has a very strong cast for an SP corning globe. Letters are set in a round end panel. Beautiful lantern ready to display.

PRICE: $145.00

 


 

NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC RAILROAD

Item # 10965

N.W.Pac. is embossed on the lid of this Handlan round top lantern with twist off pot. The frame has really great tinning with a nice brown patina mix. Fully functional, has Adlake burner as a replacement but fits and works great. Comes with a clear etched NWP barrel globe and I'd say this pair has been together since they saw use in the early 1900s'. The globe has minor rim nicks but no other issues. Just a great set and really hard to find these days.

PRICE: $365.00

 


 

NORTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY

Item # 10856

Armspear model 1913 wire bottom frame with twist off pot. Frame is in remarkable condition, no pitting and great tinning. Complete, original and beautiful. The globe is a very heavily struck NPRR corning globe probably made around 1910, it has both the patent dates around the top rim and the Cnx trademark that came into existence in 1909. Excellent set.

PRICE: ON HOLD

 


 

CHESHIRE RAILROAD

Item # 10855

Adams & Westlake model 1889 tin top bell bottom lantern marked in large letters on the lid CHESHIRE R.R. Just a gorgeous example of this difficult to find lantern. Metal condition on this lantern is superb with no pitting or rust. The lantern comes with a glass fount bell with the A&W model 1882 patents on the under side. A slight mismatch but this is as-found so no doubt it was used just as it sits. Comes with a clear unmarked extended base globe in excellent condition. Spelled out markings are always nice.

PRICE: $835.00

 

 


 

RUTLAND RAILROAD

Item # 10854

One of the holy grails of New England lantern collecting. This large letter spelled out RUTLAND R.R. on the lid pre-1895 Adams & Westlake bell bottom is one of the best examples we've seen of this most sought after variation of Rutland lanterns. The metal surface is smooth and not pitted with a lot of original tinning left. Completely original lantern from top to bottom. Just a gorgeous example all around. Comes with a clear unmarked extended base globe in excellent condition. These never come up in this condition. Don't miss out.

PRICE: $1495.00

 

 


 

CHICAGO MILWAUKEE & St. PAUL RAILWAY

Item # 10768

Nice dull patina over a 100% tinned frame nicely embossed CM&StPRy on the lid. Last patent 1913 with all original components and a nicely customized wire wrapped handle. The globe is a spectacular heavy cast red corning globe marked CM&StPRy in a square end panel. The cast on this globe is heavy, probably about an 9 out of 10 meaning you'd find maybe 1 in 10 globes with a heavier strike than this one. Excellent set ready for display.

PRICE: $195.00

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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