Posted 8 years ago
A few weeks ago, I posted a link to my cufflink and tie bar collection. That post is here: http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/140738-most-of-my-cufflink-and-tie-bar-collection
In the past month, I have gone on a bit of a tear. Brought upon by my keen interest in swap meets, excessive eBay shopping, and this board, my want to expand and grow my collection has reached an all time high.
In the past month, I believe I have added over 70 pieces to my collection of cufflinks and tie bars and tie tacks. The tie bars and tacks are always secondary to my main passion of cufflinks collecting, and they are often just throw ins or part of a set.
This post today is all about complete pairs of cufflinks in my collection. No tie bars or tie tacks or singleton cufflinks that are missing their mate. These are my crown jewels. My entire complete collection that spans two glass front display cases. The first picture shows all my personal favorite links, including all the obnoxious 70's era wrap arounds (my personal favorite cufflink style). The second picture shows a closeup of some of them.
The third picture shows my second case. These are my lesser favorite links. Generally, they are swap meet acquisitions or were purchased as part of s mixed lot. The 4th pic is a simple closeup of a section in the second case.
As you can see, I am once again running out of room! I would like to have enough room to display the matching tie bars and studs that some of these links have right beneath their cufflink counterparts, but due to a lack of room, all matching tie bars, studs, and tie tacks are kept in a separate case that is not pictured. I will more than likely order another two of these display cases from eBay and re-sort the collection once again in a few weeks. Christmas is right around the corner, and I know my kids and wife are planning to get me a few pairs. Those will certainly qualify to be in the first case. :)
When I am getting dressed each morning, I ask my daughter or son to pick out today's pair. They tend to vie toward the ones that they got me in previous years, which I am fine with, but they rarely pick my obnoxious wrap-arounds. When I get to wear those, it is usually because I left early before they wake up.
Thank you for looking everyone!