In addition to the maintenance of this site, we offer our members a quarterly publication, "The Antique Lock Collector", and sponsor an annual lock show. The annual cost of membership in the US is US$20, for Canada and Mexico US$25 and for other countries US$30. The WCLCA is a not-for-profit hobby club, and all income is used for operating expenses. Officers and editors are all unpaid volunteers. Our show, website and publications are very much member supported. A benefit of this is that we can and do draw upon the experience of so many members, some of whom have greatly differing interests. Most of the present membership are padlock collectors, but we have a wide variety of other specialties. See the membership application form for a listing of interests.
Our annual lock show is held in the Los Angeles Airport area, and is generally held the first weekend in February. You will find a room full of friendly collectors and a huge offering of locks. Come and buy, sell, trade, talk, whatever. See our show page for full details.
If you have questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact us. You will find that the persons listed on our home page are friendly and helpful.