We Love Antique Doorknob Collectors

We at The Brass Knob love customers who are fans of antique doorknobs—they are our people! That’s why we’re so honored that several members of the Antique Doorknob Collectors of America have come through our doors over the years, looking for unusual knobs to add to their collections. Even one of the group’s founders, Maude Eastwood—an author of several books on antique knobs—always came by when she was in the DC area.

Here’s a sampling of designs from the group’s website:

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We are always foraging for gold at estate sales, flea markets and auctions. Here’s some of our favorite finds, which are currently on our shelves:

Oversized, concave drum-shaped bronze knob

Oversized, concave drum-shaped bronze knob

 

Oversized Gothic knob

Oversized Gothic knob

 

Unusually shaped white ceramic knob

Unusually shaped white ceramic knob

 

Egg-shaped black ceramic knob

Egg-shaped black ceramic knob

 

Domed wooden knob

Domed wooden knob

And from our archives, knob designs that our customers have already snapped up, but still hold fond memories:

Cut-glass knob

Cut-glass knob

 

Miniature Eastlake knob

Miniature Eastlake knob

 

Purple glass knob

Purple glass knob

 

Egg-shaped opal glass knob

Egg-shaped opal glass knob

 

Miniature silver-plated knob

Miniature silver-plated knob

 

Mercury glass knob

Mercury glass knob

Just like the antique doorknob collectors, we’re always driven by the thrill of the hunt, casting a wide net for the gems we unearth in unexpected places. We’re thrilled, though, that The Brass Knob has become a reliable—and expected—place for our collector friends to haunt. New and old collectors are always welcome here!

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