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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Country: United States

    Default 1933 Worlds Fair Commemorative Master Lock key on Ebay

    Hello team, just thought that a serious MASTER LOCK collector may be interested in this unique item...NO, it is not mine, but if anyone on here is buying it for the key, I would be interest in buying the lock that is listed with it from you....
    Most likely a Worlds Fair enthusiast will buy it........just an alert
    If I am violating forum rules by posting these alert's..let me know.....Donnie

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Frankfurt Main
    Country: Germany


    Can't see the object Donnie, I am interested in one of these keys. They show up from time to time on Ebay, though I am not in a hurry.
    Ein glückliches Leben ist also dasjenige, welches auf einer richtigen und zuverlässigen Lebensansicht ruht und sich darin nicht wankend machen lässt (Seneca)
    Understanding the history of security is also understanding security itself. (Adrian Weber)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Country: United States


    I think it is this link with the lock:

    Then this one

    and another cleaned one:

    I just looked for the one I have and found it. There is more wear on mine than these. The date has been worn down on the front, and a lot of patina (that's the nice word for rust, right)

    What prices have you seen in the past on these? I guess I will watch and learn.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Country: United States


    These keys are quite common. A lot of people must have visited Master's booth at the World's Fair and taken one. I have seen them appear on eBay quite frequently, in condition ranging from tarnished and/or worn to pristine. I'm told by a certain long-time Master Lock collector that the keys were made for the public in both silver-colored and gold-colored versions, and that solid sterling silver ones were made for the "top officials". As to the selling price, it can vary. I've seen pristine example(s) sell for less than $10 and others sell for over $20, maybe even over $30. I do not have one of these keys yet, but one of these days I'll spring for a pristine one if I don't have to pay much.


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