I finally got around to hanging up my small York Roundheads. York produced small dumbbells from 1-10 pounds + 12 pounds. Most can be found relatively easily. For some reason 6, 9 and 12 pound pairs are rare and command between $5-$10/pound. I was fortunate to find 7 and 8 pound pairs in the wild for around $1/pound. I have put together 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10 via Vintage Weightlifting Swap for $3-$4/pound. It will be a while before I finish the set.
I plan to display the 5-12. I will probably stash the 1-4 on mantels, book cases and my desk.
York also produced a salesman sample 0.5 pound dumbbell that is really hard to come by with collectors waiting months to purchase.
My medium Roundheads started my collection with 20-20-25 bought in Erie for $2/pound. Locally, I was also able to find 15-15-15-30-30-40-40-45-50-50. I traded weights for another 25-40. I still need 35-35-45 to finish the series. I should be able to manage these for $1.50/lb.
I am struggling at the heavy end. I took ownership of a big haul including 55-60-65-70-75-80-85-90-95-100-100 locally. I paired up the 60 via Vintage Weightlifting Swap. I would like to liquidate the 80-100 and pair up the 55-65-70-75. These weights are too heavy for me to train with on a regular basis and moving or selling these is not easy as it is difficult to ship anything over 70 pounds.
I have several urethane coated dumbbells that I use for functional fitness including 8s, 10s, 12s, 27.5s, 35s, and 50s.
I also have several that I need to sell. Pro Style 25s, 45s, and 55s. Neoprene coated 15s. Cast Iron 10s.