We all know there's money to be made by collecting stamps or coins...but I bet you did not know that you can make a lot of money collecting pieces of barbed-wire and selling it.

Where do you find barbed wire to start your collection?

You may want to go out into the country to ranches and farms. Try to see the Land Owners and get their consent to look for spare wire on their land.

You can also buy or swap wires with other Collectors at various Barbed Wire Clubs and Associations like The Kansas Barbed Wire Collectors Association or The Antique Barbed Wire Society plus a host of other Societies.

See http://www.antiquebarbedwiresociety.com/z_collector.html

There are also several Barbed Wire Museums

Go to http://www.barbwiremuseum.com/

Also look at http://www.rushcounty.org/BarbedWireMuseum/bwmodern.shtml

Did you know that there are more than 530 patents registered for barbed wire?

There are over 2000 different types of barbed wire and several books are available to assist you in identifying each piece of barbed wire and by getting a Value Guide, you will know what your unique Barbed Wire collection is worth.

A very popular book to help you is The Barbed Wire Identification Encyclopedia by Harold Hagemeier. Take a look at Ebay...You will often find Collectors selling pieces of barbed wire on Ebay.

My advice is to subscribe to 'The Barbed Wire Collector' magazine to see forthcoming events and all the latest news about this fascinating hobby.

You might want to specialize in collecting specific types of barbed wire like ornamental wires, patented wire, moonshine wire, movie-set wire or fence tops.

Barbed Wire Collecting will put you in touch with some truly warm, wonderful personalities who will captivate you with the art and splendor of Barbed Wire Collecting and all its delights!


Author's Bio: 

For more than 30 years, Bernard Levine has written the romantic and inspirational words, published in Greeting Cards and Posters, sold both locally and internationally. Bernard's words are collected, hung on walls and pasted into scrap-books by an appreciative audience.