I began collecting antique keys over 20 years ago. It all started when my mom and I moved into an old farm. We were cleaning out the barn and we found some awesome skeleton keys. Since then, I've been finding and collecting old keys. Since the baby, however, I haven't had much time to visit yard sales and flea markets. I've started buying lots of skeleton keys on ebay. So far, I've had only positive experiences doing this and the keys, while inexpensive, are something that bring me happiness - especially when I get to learn more about the origins of the key makers.