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    Posted 9 years ago

    Vontrike
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    I posted a ad on Facebook that I was looking for creepy funeral home items and got a quick response from a lady who wanted to sell her casket. She had bought this 20 years ago and had had it displayed in her home. My kind of people. She had found it in a guys yard leaning against a tree. This is far from being a perfect casket as it's bottom is about gone, but it can be replaced. My wife and I got some strange looks as we traveled home with this fine burial basket atop her Oldsmobile.

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    1. officialfuel officialfuel, 9 years ago
      What a great prop for Halloween this year!
    2. Vontrike Vontrike, 9 years ago
      Thanks, Esther110 and officialfuel,,,and maybe both AR8Jason,, Interesting thought. That's thinking outside the burial box.
    3. Vestaswind Vestaswind, 9 years ago
      That is sweet!
    4. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      I don't think these were actually intended as "burial" baskets. I believe that they were used for the display of the body prior to actual burial in traditional casket.

      It looks more presentable than a pine box.

      Scott
    5. Esther110 Esther110, 9 years ago
      Hi again Vontrike,
      I was looking for a nice little basket for a red riding hood doll I am dressing, and came across this:
      http://www.tias.com/11601/PictPage/3923786585.html
      I thought you would like to browse their store.
    6. Vontrike Vontrike, 9 years ago
      Thanks Vestaswind and you are correct scottvez. I was also told that wicker was used to transport bodies on trains. Any thoughts ??
    7. Signaholic Signaholic, 9 years ago
      That's a great piece, I bet people are dyin to get in there!
      Seriously though, these are pretty collectible. I saw child size one at the Flea this past weekend.
    8. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Actually by the late 1800s railroads DID have refrigerated cars-- these were used to transport perishable goods-- dressed meat, fruits, eggs, etc...

      I don't know what the policy was for RR body transport.

      Scott
    9. Vontrike Vontrike, 9 years ago
      Thanks everyone for the information and the web site. Also thanks for the like and loves.
    10. Vontrike Vontrike, 9 years ago
      Thanks. vintagemad.
    11. Vontrike Vontrike, 9 years ago
      Thanks for the love Carlomar.
    12. kerry10456 kerry10456, 9 years ago
      Are you still on the hunt for strange funeral pieces?
    13. Vontrike Vontrike, 9 years ago
      Thanks kerry10456. Yes,, I am always, um,, digging up old funeral relics.
    14. Vontrike Vontrike, 9 years ago
      Thanks Hedgewalker once again.
    15. Vontrike Vontrike, 9 years ago
      Thank you bratjdd.
    16. Vontrike Vontrike, 9 years ago
      Thanks, northwestrelics and vetraio50.
    17. Vontrike Vontrike, 9 years ago
      Thanks BELLIN68
    18. kerry10456 kerry10456, 9 years ago
      The railroad would transport bodies from WW2 and Korea is bags,and cardboard boxes, that were sealed up in pine shipping crates that hinged on the top with a loop-latch hook that tie- wire to stay latched and tamper proof. Shipping tags to the address were glued on the top and two sides. We just cleaned out an old funeral home that was 4 generations and been locked up since 1980. Found several of the shipping crates, cardboard boxes and bags with tags from that era.
    19. Vontrike Vontrike, 9 years ago
      Thanks packrat-place, and jimboothfinds. And thanks kerry10456 for the info. Sounds like my kind of clean out. Hope you found some treasures.
    20. kerry10456 kerry10456, 9 years ago
      Lottza treasures, these people were in the true since of the word "Horders". There was a two homes and the parlor itself(2 stories and full basement) stacked to the ceilings with the interior doors taking off the hinges, with only paths thru-out.
    21. Vontrike Vontrike, 9 years ago
      I hope that the lingering spirits were not claustrophobic in there. I am a little envious of a treasure hunt like that. OK,, a lot. You gonna post ?
    22. musikchoo musikchoo, 9 years ago
      In Number 10 scottvez left one line out -- "NO PUN INTENDED":-)
    23. tom61375, 7 years ago
      Oh my! A used coffin, these are hard to come by! Love it!

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