cuffthis, Perhaps you would be willing to share some of your hunting tips? Those, of course, that wouldn't cause interference with your own personal quest.
Glad to share how I acquire cufflinks for my collection. The following are some of my methods for acquiring vintage pairs at favorable prices: 1. Ebay 2. Antique shows and flea markets 3. I have about a dozen "pickers" throughout the country who buy for me. They know what I want and will buy them for me when they see them at good price points. 4. Advertising in antique and auction magazines 5. Networking with button collectors. They often come across cufflinks and don't want them.