Still stuck on both of these. However, a current listing on eBay (#330240013893
) has renewed my interest and given me another avenue to follow for the first weight. The seller says he doesn't know who the artist is, either -- but it is very obviously the same person -- and his weight adds another possibility to the LT and VT I was searching: VA and LA. Interestingly, this same artist has/had apparently been making this same style weight for at least
5 years (94-99) -- and the craftsmanship is very
good -- so one would think he or she wouldn't be such a PitB to find!