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Month: October 2018

Grady Britt, Lodge Cast Iron Collector

Grady Britt, Lodge Cast Iron Collector

Grady Britt of Raleigh, North Carolina, is a long-time Lodge cast iron collector. While he also has pieces by many other manufacturers – notably Griswold – the focus of his study and his collection is on Lodge cast iron. Grady and Jean Britt Linda and […]

We’ve Changed URLs!

We’ve Changed URLs!

While we really love Griswold cookware (oh yes, yes we do…), we came to the realization slowly but surely that we are really about more than just Griswold cookware. We love learning and writing about all vintage and antique cast iron cookware. And so, we […]

Harold Henry, Lodge Cast Iron Collector

Harold Henry, Lodge Cast Iron Collector

Harold R. Henry is an 83-year-old gentleman farmer, retired cattle auctioneer, and cast iron collector. He lives in a house on his 1300-acre farm in Hamilton, Missouri. Harold began collecting vintage and antique cast iron cookware some 50 years ago. His collection has an emphasis […]

John Clough, Vintage Lodge Cast Iron Collector

John Clough, Vintage Lodge Cast Iron Collector

John Clough collects vintage Lodge cast iron. I mean, he really collects. John was kind enough to show Linda and I his vintage Lodge cast iron collection in September 2018. John and his spouse KT (Katherine) as well as cats Oreo and Wewe live in […]

Top Prices at Cast Iron Auction

Top Prices at Cast Iron Auction

Pricing Vintage Cast Iron: Actual Cost at Auction vs. High Bid  It is interesting to realize the difference between the high bid and actual cost when pricing vintage cast iron. I followed along online with a fast-paced large in-person cast iron auction in Indiana on […]

Some Good Buys at October 6, 2018 Indiana Cast Iron Auction!

Some Good Buys at October 6, 2018 Indiana Cast Iron Auction!

I always hesitate to talk about cast iron prices, since opinions vary so much. Pricing is really what the market will bear – what people are willing to pay for a piece. Scarcity and condition play a big part, of course, as well. At an¬†October […]

Our Lodge Foundry Tour!

Our Lodge Foundry Tour!

Linda and I were privileged to tour the Lodge foundry in September 2018. Lodge has two buildings with operating foundries. They are a hop, skip and jump away from each other in the charming small town of South Pittsburg, Tennessee. The new foundry – opened […]


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