I'm not sure what to think of this auction price. It kind of blows the pricing for these locks skyward. Not a complaint, just an observation.
ANTIQUE BRASS CLARKE COMBINATION LOCKThis padlock had a high bid of $860 (Plus $5.99 Shipping).
PATENTED DATE: FEB 20,1876
** U.S. TREASURY **
NO RESERVE AUCTION!
APPROX. 4-1/2 INCHES LONG
APPROX. 2-1/4 INCHES IN WIDE - eBay (30 Jan 2012)