the neat thing with offerings like this is that you can put together an immediate collection of your own without investing the time, in some cases years, to actually gather the pieces. eBay certainly makes it easier to do so, but still some rarer examples don't come around every day. On the negative side, there is the asking prices for the work to collect the items.
Up for sale is a LOT of 15 Beautiful Antique French Combination Padlocks. These are in great condition and all but 6 have combinations (written on side in green). Half the fun is discovering the combos, should be easy enough to figure out the remainder. Entire collection was picked up from a collector in Florida. Various sizes and wheels ranging from 3 per lock to 6 per lock. 6 locks also are numbered on the side as pictured. - eBay (7 June 2012)
This padlock collection had a 'Buy-it-Now' price of $1,950 (Plus $28.65 Shipping) but found no takers. -----