Got something old, precious, historic and valuable that is made out of metal? Get rid of it, fast.
The voracious appetite of those who practice the stealthy art of metal recycling have claimed another victim. You cannot expect items like this to remain where they are--sooner or later, someone is bound to bring their old pickup by and drive away with another scrap for the yard.
Legitimately recycled material--not a problem. Good luck finding anything anymore. These historic gates are tucked under someone's sheet metal, and are probably being melted down as we speak. When a woman can sell $10,000 worth of copper for a measly couple of thousand dollars, then you know something's wrong.