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How Much Should You Pay for an Authentic Griswold Pup?

How Much Should You Pay for an Authentic Griswold Pup?

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I paid $275 for a beautiful black iron satin-smooth Griswold pup with a 30 on the back of its head. That was in 2014 or 2015. It looks like I paid more than the going price of today. […]

How to Determine Whether a Pup Marked “Griswold” is Authentic or a Reproduction

How to Determine Whether a Pup Marked “Griswold” is Authentic or a Reproduction

I had the opportunity in September to spend some time with Joe and Nancy Zawadowski of Durham, North Carolina. Joe has a wide and interesting variety of things that he collects (including animal skulls), but I was particularly interested to see his collection of vintage and […]

The Great “Griswold” Silver Pup Scandal of 1994

The Great “Griswold” Silver Pup Scandal of 1994

I received a letter via the “Contact Mary” form on the website from Steve L. of La Pine, Oregon. Steve told me that he had purchased two Griswold silver pups for $50 each at an estate sale in Portland, Oregon. He was pretty excited about […]

Grady Britt, Lodge Cast Iron Collector, Raleigh North Carolina

Grady Britt, Lodge Cast Iron Collector, Raleigh North Carolina

Grady and Jean Britt live in Raleigh, North Carolina, in a beautiful art-filled home surrounded by woods and backing up to Umstead state park.  It is a very peaceful setting. Grady and Jean are both retired. Grady worked for years for IBM as a systems […]

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, Gentleman Farmer and Cast Iron Collector, Hamilton Missouri

Harold Henry, Gentleman Farmer and Cast Iron Collector, Hamilton Missouri

Harold R. Henry is an 83-year-old gentleman farmer and retired cattle auctioneer from Hamilton, Missouri. He began collecting vintage and antique cast iron cookware some 50 years ago, with an emphasis on pieces made by the Lodge Manufacturing Company. Harold’s love for cast iron is […]


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