Many collectors of locks and keys begin without knowing that there are others like them. Our purpose here is to provide contacts. There are considerable advantages in associations. You have to collect, but it's good to know that there are others like you, and what they are doing and thinking. There is lock history out there, and people, and values, and thousands of interesting items about the locks you collect. In addition to the WCLCA, we provide links to other groups, and encourage you to join them. The material is so vast that all groups are helpful. Join as many as possible.