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I was at an estate sale a couple weeks ago and bought these three items,this is a mid 1800s coffin pic 1, http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll61/muddboss/DSCN2631.jpg pic 2 http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll61/muddboss/DSCN2625.jpg this is a pic of a woman that lived at the estate in that period, http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll61/muddboss/DSCN2633.jpg this is a pic of her husband, http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll61/muddboss/DSCN2634.jpg the way the story was told to us was like this,the coffin was made for the woman in the pic but was never used,it stayed in the basement of the mansion all this time,the woman was very short ,the coffin is only 5 1/2 inches tall, I could not help myself I had to have them..............
 

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i would take it used or not!! in fact if any dried (real) blood or hair or mummied skin is on it..thats a real Gem!!( I KNOW...i really am normal)..Lol
 

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That is definately a late 1800s coffin. I would say it was made for a child, tho, but the story you got sounds reasonable (the woman pre-ordering it and being short).



This is from the national funeral museum in Houston. It was labeled "infant coffin 1900" and roughly 4 feet tall. The windows were typical for the middle/upper class of that time period.

Awesome find! LOVE the portrait too... totally jealous as well! :D
 

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Those are completely terrible finds, not even worthy of being in you haunt. I will get rid of them for you! HEHEHEHE I never find anything that cool!
 

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Ok, you're right....it is the BEST find of the YEAR!!!

Lucky dog :D

MsM
 

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I have to wonder..... if she went through all the trouble of having it made and storing it there why didn't they use it for her :p

Great find though.
 

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wow

that is an incredible piece of history you got there for the money! Great job!

I was wondering (I cant see the picture too well) if the wife is in (a later stage) of mourning attire? Could you find out anything about the couple?

Thanks for sharing this :)
 

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Well -- there it goes again -- the "notch" that is. You have totally kicked it up with these great finds! Congrats! One question - how will you make the portraits change to ghoul faces when you walk by -- LOL. BOO!
 

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terrific finds! glad it was you and not me. i wouldn't be able to afford them and that would have been real tragedy.
i even loved the frames the pictures were mounted in. in good shape they should be worth something alone. as for the comment about the lady being in mourning clothes, those were not pictures of the dead were they? i mean you did purchase them along with the coffin. i think you should try to find out a little more about all this, you have some real gems there. i can't believe you got that coffin and pictures for that price. you had good luck that day
 

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that is an incredible piece of history you got there for the money! Great job!

I was wondering (I cant see the picture too well) if the wife is in (a later stage) of mourning attire? Could you find out anything about the couple?

Thanks for sharing this :)
I am trying to find out as much about these folks as I can.
 
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