This is an interesting French seal padlock. It is an older version of one that I possess. It would have been nice to add this one to the collection, but it seems that someone wanted it more than I did.
This seal padlock had a high bid of 400 British Pounds/$641 (Plus 15 Pounds Shipping).Up for auction is a nice large antique Brass Paper Seal Padlock, France 19th Century. It is marked: ACCISES No 342 B. COLLIER CONSTRUCTEUR FOURNISSEUR DE L'ADMINISTRATION When the padlock is opened the paper seal inside will be damaged. The Padlock measures 4.9 Inches (12,5cm) High and 2.5 Inches (9cm) wide. The key is 2.2 Inches (5,5cm) long The Padlock is in overall good and used condition. It is also in a working condition. It weighs approx 717gr - eBay (24 Nov 12)