I received a note from Richard M. of Yarmouth Maine via the contact form. Richard wrote that he and his wife were recently given a Dutch oven. Richard said that his wife thought the piece was quite old; Richard wasn’t sure.
Here are the photos Richard sent along with his inquiry:
Once cleaned up and properly seasoned, John estimated the value to be about $100-$150 IF the set has no warpage, pitting, repairs or cracks. If any of those are present, the value goes down commensurately.
But Richard, don’t save the iron as just a pretty piece – put it to work in your kitchen! This set has many more years of delicious dinners left. Properly taken care of, it will last your lifetime and then some.
Thanks for the question, Richard. Hope you found this helpful!