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Antique Safes/Lillie Safe


We are in St. Louis and also have a double-door Lillie safe.  It is 50" x 38" x 31".  The combination lock is functional and safe is in good working condition.  No pictures right now, but we can get some.  Our question would be how do you go about selling something like this?

I wish you had posted pictures as I have only seen a couple double door Lillies.  I would post it on theantiquesafecollectors website in the section of safes for sale.  The website owner Guy Zany Jr. can help give you an idea of how much to ask.  Doug  

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Doug MacQueen


This unusual and highly innovative safe from the later 1800's is a Corliss. William, the much younger brother of George Corliss of steam engine fame, spent several years perfecting this design and it was first displayed at the 1876 Philadelphia U.S. Centennial Exhibition. I do extensive patent research helping me in the study of antique U.S. safes and safe locks. Repairs and part making for antique U.S. safes of the early to mid 1800's, both key and combination. Also the study of early round door chest designs up to and including cannonball safes of the early 1900's.


40 years in the lock and safe trade with a stint in bank service work. Openings, repairs and moving of safes of all types.

Charter member Safe and Vault Technicians Association SAVTA, National Safemans Association NSO, National Antique Safe Association NASA. No longer current.

SAVTA monthly magazine

CMS (Certified Master Safecracker- NSO) and CPS (Certified Professional Safe Technician - SAVTA)

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2nd place national combination manipulation contest 1986 and now in 2016 1st place

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