We would love to have you at this international show for collectors of Antique and Collectible Padlocks, Railroadiana, Restraints, Keys, Door Hardware, and more!
The show is at the Lancaster Host Resort & Conference Center in historic Lancaster, Pennsylvania USA.
Courtesy Richard Harris
In loving memory of Mike and Ellen Mastros
On October 21, 2012 we tragically lost Mike and Ellen in an automobile accident. Mike was one of the co-founders of the Lancaster Lock Show, and the primary face of the show.
The show will continue to go on! Mike would have wanted it that way.
Lock collectors often discover that they share the same start up story... "I thought I was the only one who collected locks!". The Lancaster Lock Show busts that myth!
The lock collecting hobby takes on many different forms. The variety of lock types is staggering. Some collectors focus on the mechanical aspect, others the aesthetic, still others focus in on a certain type or brand of lock. The hobby is completely scalable to your budget. Collectible locks range in price from under $10 to several thousand dollars.
Bring Your Locks
Whether you have a dusty old bucket of locks, or an old lock stashed away in your sock drawer, bring it with you and show it to any of our collectors and dealers who like nothing more than to see an antique or collectible lock and help to identify it for you. Don't be surprised if someone makes you an offer!
Lock Show and Auction
On Friday July 19, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM we are going to start this lock show out right! We will offer rare padlocks, historic padlocks, railroadiana, and maybe a few more surprises to all who arrive one day early for the Lancaster Lock Show! Hundreds of locks and historical items from more than three life-long collections (never before been presented for sale in public) will be auctioned off with NO RESERVES and NO BUYER'S PREMIUM! We have a hunch that this inaugural event will be reminisced for years. don't be among those who wish they had been there! More auction...
The Lock Show
On Saturday July 20, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM we expect this to be the largest lock show in history. Anticipating more than 100 Collectors and Dealers from all over the world setting up for the show, we can hardly wait until the doors open! We have a renewed emphasis on getting people to the show... dealers, and attendees. We want YOU to be to have such a successful show (selling locks, buying locks, and seeing cool stuff) that we don't even need to TRY to convince you that Lancaster is the place to be next year!
Lancaster, Pennsylvania is broadly known for the rich farming heritage of the Amish and Mennonite settlers from Europe. You might be surprised to learn that over the past 150 years there have been more than a dozen lock manufacturers based in Lancaster! Sadly, none of these companies make locks in Lancaster anymore. However, because of the enduring materials that antique locks where constructed from, many of the locks have survived! These intricate little devices are historic reminders of times long past. Whether you collect locks, like to browse antiques, or just want to come to historic Lancaster County, we welcome you to make the Lancaster Lock Show part of your visit! More Lancaster...