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Top Prices Realized at July 19 – 20, 2018 Vintage and Antique Cast Iron Auction in Richmond, Missouri

Top Prices Realized at July 19 – 20, 2018 Vintage and Antique Cast Iron Auction in Richmond, Missouri

These are the top prices realized at the Simmons and Company Auctioneers cast iron auction on July 20 – 21, 2018 in Richmond, Missouri. I got photos of most of the pieces, but unfortunately not all of them. $1875: Griswold large block logo no. 13 […]

The Lure of the Large Vintage Cast Iron Auction, and Twelve Handy-Dandy Tips!

The Lure of the Large Vintage Cast Iron Auction, and Twelve Handy-Dandy Tips!

**Most recent update 10/10/18. We’re at 13 tips now. I keep thinking of more tips! ūüôā It’s easy to become quickly overwhelmed when you arrive at a large in-person cast iron auction. Yards and yards, tables and tables, of all of that gorgeous iron! And […]

Smart Buying

Smart Buying

Smart Buying, by Doris Mosier The urge to buy everything at the first opportunity can be costly to the beginning buyer of cast iron (aluminum) cookware.¬† You need to ask yourself some serious questions and do a lot of reading of reference books to familiarize […]

Tips for the Griswold Cast Iron Cookware Collector

Tips for the Griswold Cast Iron Cookware Collector

TIPS FOR THE COLLECTOR By Doris Mosier ¬† All items manufactured by Griswold are not marked Griswold.Many items Griswold made are marked Erie, ‚ÄúErie‚ÄĚ, Victor, Best Made, Good Health, Puritan, American, etc.¬† Some items only have a pattern number and others totally unmarked.¬† Some are […]


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