I had the opportunity to tag along to one of my son's field trips to Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, Ca. Along with the overpriced booths and shops there was a small museum with random Western memorabilia. You had your pistols, rifles, and Native American made objects. There was also the usual late 19th to early 20th century artifacts like old horse-shoes and iron gears.
However, I did spot some old straights, mug, and a nice Lather Catcher. I asked the curator, an older gentleman dressed in Wrangler jeans and rodeo shirt, if he would sell me the Lather Catcher for $20. The man said, Those things are priceless! I told him, Offer me a nice price for less......... After he realized I was joking around, we talked about some of the neat artifacts in this pseudo-museum. I couldn't shake off the feeling I was at an antique store though.