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BIG Cast Iron Auction this week in Missouri!

BIG Cast Iron Auction this week in Missouri!

Simmons & Company auctioneers are having a big 2-day cast iron auction on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27, 2019. The auction will be held in Richmond Missouri at the Ray County Veteran’s Building, 312 Clark Street. Simmons & Company are well-known in the cast iron collecting community for their cast iron auctions.

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Bob and Rilla Simmons.
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Auctioneer Larry Edmonds.

What’s up for auction?

This auction consists almost entirely of cast iron and cast aluminum pieces by Griswold and Wagner, though there are some lots with pieces made by other manufacturers. Highlights include a lovely Griswold spider skillet, Griswold oval roasters and skillets galore, Griswold no. 13 Dutch oven with lid, Griswold loaf pans, and a Griswold bundt pan. If you’re interested in vintage cast iron and want to see over a thousand pieces all in one place, it’s one not to miss!

Tables of iron at a previous Simmons cast iron auction.

Be sure to bring some extra cash for the great food they serve, too. And say “Hi” and “Thank you!” to Brenda the pie lady. She makes and serves up some great pie!

Follow along online if you can’t attend in person, but keep your checkbook in check!

If you aren’t able to attend the auction in person, you see the catalog online and follow along with the action real-time here, at Proxibid. I’ve checked out the catalog and see that some folks have already placed bids. I don’t recommend that – it makes little sense to me to start placing bids before the auction begins.

Be sure to read all of the auction terms and conditions before you bid. If you bid online, also be acutely aware of the hefty shipping charges that are incurred in shipping cast iron. It’s easy to get carried away in the heat of the moment; bid wisely. You might want to read my little ditty with some helpful hints and tips about cast iron auctions.

More to come!

If you can’t get there in person or follow online but want some of the nitty-gritty pricing details, don’t despair. As I’ve done before, I’ll follow up after the auction with another post about some of the top prices paid – and hopefully also some of the good buys that were made!


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