JUST ADDED ON 1/3 - JOHN MARKS COLLECTION - Brass Face from a Lock with Painted ID - Found in 1968
The face of a large brass lock with original painted identification that was found by John Marks on April 20th, 1968. The painted identification is well-preserved on this relic but I do not know what CR (the recovery location) stands for, but someone who is familiar with Marks key will. Marks was a famous Memphis collector who carefully documented all of the relics that he found (with painted identification which included location and date) during thirty years of relic hunting. His collection was well-known and relics from it were featured in North South Traderand Francis Lord's Civil War Collectors' Encyclopedia. Marks passed away a few years ago. I will include a letter containing the provenance information.