History, manufacturers, identification, stories, use & care, collectors and collections.

Month: August 2019

Real and Reproduction Griswold Skillet Racks

Real and Reproduction Griswold Skillet Racks

You’ve stumbled across an awesome-looking rack marked “Griswold” at a flea market or antique store. You’re thrilled because the price is $40. You’ve seen Griswold racks sell on eBay for more than $100. Reproduction Griswold Racks Before you spend any of your hard-earned cash, you […]

Ask Mary: Can you identify the maker of this large gem pan?

Ask Mary: Can you identify the maker of this large gem pan?

Short answer: No, I can’t. Readers, can you? Steve Z. of Newell New Jersey wrote to me via the contact form and said: I picked up a large round Gem pan with 28 spots for muffins. The only marking is a rooster or chicken and […]

Top Prices at July 2019 Cast Iron Auction

Top Prices at July 2019 Cast Iron Auction

There were fourteen lots that sold for $500 or more at a July 2019 vintage and antique cast iron cookware auction. Simmons and Co. Auctioneers held another two-day cast iron auction in Richmond Missouri. On July 26 and 27 2019, 726 pieces of vintage and […]

Interested in vintage cast iron brochures, price lists a​nd advertisements?

Interested in vintage cast iron brochures, price lists a​nd advertisements?

If so, you will want to be sure to follow me on one of my social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. I have finally gotten around to begin posting some of the amazing scans of originals that I got during our week-long March 2019 […]


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