Overall the condition of the German padlock and keys is good. There is some dirt and minor abrasions and nicks and scratches to the surfaces consistent with age and handling. The surfaces are slightly corroded in areas resulting in a textured surface, particularly to the bow of one of the keys. There is minor oxidization to the metal throughout. The lock appears to work only partially. The condition of the base is good overall with some dirt and wear.
Overall the condition of the French padlock and key is good. There is some dirt and abrasions and minor nicks and scratches to the surfaces consistent with age and handling. There is minor oxidization to the surfaces, with the inside of the box-like structure and flap protecting the keyhole being being more oxidized. There are some original visible plugs and pins and a slightly visible stable original joint at the top of the lock. The lock mechanism does not appear to work. The shaft of the key unscrews. The condition of the base is good overall with some dirt and wear. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."