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Have you ever noticed the doorknob that you grasp and turn to enter a historic home or building?  They generally are not plain round knobs or levers like you would now buy at a home improvement center.  They are most often little pieces of sculpture cast in bronze, brass, copper, iron, steel, glass or ceramic, usually with similarly ornate doorplates and other related hardware.  Have you ever wondered about the artist and story behind those little works of art? Do you have an eye for detail, love of antiques or history?

If you do, then joining the Antique Doorknob Collectors of America may be for you. We have a few hundred active members who collect not only antique doorknobs, but also other types of associated antique hardware and collectibles. Some members operate businesses to buy/sell/trade hardware, while others just collect.

Maintains photos and information about 2500+ doorknobs and the related hardware on a website,
Publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, The Doorknob Collector, full of interesting articles about hardware pieces, the companies that created the hardware, and the stories behind many designs.
Maintains the largest archive of Antique Hardware Catalogs from the 1800s and early 1900s which are available for purchase and download.
Hosts an annual members convention where collections are displayed and traded for other hardware or money.  Great friendships and contacts are made, and lots of advice and information is shared.
Operates a Facebook page for members for information sharing and asking/answering questions.
A Basic Individual Membership is only $25 per year, which is a small price to pay if you are interested in antique hardware. Business Memberships are $100 per year.

If you wish to join on-line using your Paypal account or a credit card, click the link below to complete your registration (name, address, phone, and e-mail are the only required information).  You will have the option of setting up an annual renewal or just making a one-time manual payment. 

If you prefer to join off-line, simply print and mail the form (below) along with your check  to:

 1608 Osage Dr
 North Little Rock, AR 72116

Membership Form:
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The knob above is Russwin; 1902