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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 […]

Litters of Pups

Litters of Pups

*Note from Mary 11/3/18: this article was written by Doris some years back for her website (which was the original domain for this site – griswoldcookware.com). In addition to Doris’ article, you can find a wealth of updated information about cast iron pups on the […]

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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