Lock Collecting

Welcome to the enchanting world of Lancaster Lock Show! Prepare to be captivated as we unlock the secrets of antique locks. Journey through our realm and discover a sanctuary where the art of lock-making, industry, and engineering intertwine seamlessly. We are thrilled to announce the return of our 12th show after a 4-year hiatus. Your support is vital in ensuring the continuation of these awe-inspiring shows for years to come! Embark on this enthralling journey of security and tranquility with the Lancaster Lock Show, where the magic of locks and the mastery of craftsmanship converge.

Getting Started 

The saying goes that you can’t have a collection until you have three of something. It’s that easy to get started: just get three locks! However, be cautious because many fake and fantasy locks are produced and posted on online auction sites with deceptively high starting bid prices. The “cool factor” and a price that seems worth it can easily fool unsuspecting new and experienced collectors. Fortunately, there are resources available to help you find treasure among the trash. In addition to online sources, lock shows like the Lancaster Lock Show provide an environment where scammers would be run out of town. This is not to say that bad deals cannot be made at shows, but you will be among people who want you to have a good experience in the hobby.

Developing a niche

If you’re searching for a padlock on eBay, you’ll find a myriad of options to choose from. The variety seems endless, appealing to collectors who possess a discerning taste and a pocketful of investment in their locks. However, selling such collectibles may prove challenging due to their specialized nature. At Lancaster Lock Show, we understand the allure of these unique locks and offer a platform that caters to both collectors and lock enthusiasts alike.

Lock Collecing Associations  

Lock collector associations serve as the vibrant hub where lock enthusiasts convene, where captivating lock shows originate, and where valuable information and news about lock collecting is shared. These associations offer affordable memberships and provide regular publications authored by renowned experts in the field. Join us at the much-anticipated Lancaster Lock Show! Click here for Resources.

Lancaster Lock Show

Videos of the show

Fri: 12pm – 5pm

​​Saturday: 9am – 4pm