I know many of you are aware of the McKenzie Mitts that are being auctioned off over the weekend.
I have had a few phone calls asking about the history of the mitts, and value. The owner
sent me several photographs, much better than the auction photos. Thought I'd post
this because in looking closely at the photos I can point out a few things.
Just in case any of you were interested, here are just a few things the photos
show, things I missed looking at my email on my iphone. The chain is broken in one location and wired together
with some type of wire. I am talking about the chain holding the cuffs together because there is no belly
chain present, as with most mitts. Second, I believe one of the locks does not operate. I have very good
reason for stating this. Anyway, it is nice to see another pair come up for sale.
Good luck to the bidders, and I do hope this pair stays in the handcuff community. This was an unknown pair.
I am posting this because I feel a little bad after stating to several people, including the owner of these
mitts, the value. Well, I just returned yesterday from 10 days in Texas and took a closer look
at the photos sent to me while on vacation. I feel my values may have been high for this pair
with the chain and lock issue. Still, a highly desireable pair of mitts.
As a matter of fact another unknown pair just turned up as well. A near mint pair with belly chain,
nickel plated. There is significant history behind them as well. I will post more as the information,
photos, news clippings, etc... are forward to me. I currently have photos of the mitts, and three news
clippings from the current owner. Should those mitts ever become available, they may set
a record price for mitts with the possible exception of the pair that Houdini supposedly owned.