Friday, August 15, 2008
Old West Handcuffs
One of those "special" collectibles is handcuffs. There is strong interest in handcuffs and in particular handcuffs from the "Old West Period". Can you imagine adding a pair of cuffs dating to the time of such famous lawman as Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp and Bill Tilghman ( best of the best) ?
It is possible if you take a little time to educate yourself about the various manufacturers from that period and the design of those cuffs. I have reproduction handcuffs and leg irons that I have seen listed for sale as original period items. Now the originals exists but can you tell them from the reproductions? You do not want to pay the price of "originals" and end up with "reproductions". That would be very costly and do little to improve the value of your collection.
I also have a pair of original Tower Double Lock handcuffs dating to the late 1870's. Could you tell them from the Tower Single Lock of the same period or the Double Lock's from the 1920's ?
See, this is what I mean when I say, " take a little time to educate yourself". It will be well worth your time and in the process you will gain a little more knowledge about the "Old West".
A great web site on the internet dealing in handcuffs is titled Handcuffs.org. You will want to bookmark the site above as well as my OldWestAntiques.Biz site in order to find us again.
p.s. keep in mind that Old West Antiques would love to talk to you about listing your items.
p.s.s. we can also provide a seasoned group of Old West Reenactors for your upcoming events
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