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Category: Griswold

Fabulous French Onion Soup

Fabulous French Onion Soup

I’ve been on kind of a forced blogging hiatus for the past few months given some travel and life issues, but that doesn’t mean I’ve abandoned my love of vintage cast iron or of cooking! Recently I found myself with an over-abundance of onions after […]

Real and Reproduction Griswold Skillet Racks

Real and Reproduction Griswold Skillet Racks

You’ve stumbled across an awesome-looking rack marked “Griswold” at a flea market or antique store. You’re thrilled because the price is $40. You’ve seen Griswold racks sell on eBay for more than $100. Reproduction Griswold Racks Before you spend any of your hard-earned cash, you […]

Top Prices at July 2019 Cast Iron Auction

Top Prices at July 2019 Cast Iron Auction

There were fourteen lots that sold for $500 or more at a July 2019 vintage and antique cast iron cookware auction. Simmons and Co. Auctioneers held another two-day cast iron auction in Richmond Missouri. On July 26 and 27 2019, 726 pieces of vintage and […]

Ask Mary: How “Rare” is this Cast Aluminum Griswold Slant Logo ERIE Skillet?

Ask Mary: How “Rare” is this Cast Aluminum Griswold Slant Logo ERIE Skillet?

Jody M. of Whittier, North Carolina wrote to me and asked: Can you tell me how rare a Griswold 2011 Cast Aluminum Skillet Slant Erie with wooden handle is? I responded to Jody and asked her to please send me photos of the pan. Here […]

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 […]

Ask Mary: Was this griddle made by Griswold?

Ask Mary: Was this griddle made by Griswold?

Scott M. of Medford, Maryland wrote to me via the contact form on the site and asked: Hi,I recently purchased a Erie 1786 No 8 Griddle and I am being told it is a reproduction since Griswold never used numbered tags. It was suggested that […]

May 2019 Cast Iron Auction Prices

May 2019 Cast Iron Auction Prices

A cast iron auction held May 18, 2019 in Highlandville Missouri brought strong prices for vintage and antique cast iron cookware. 23 of the 409 lots brought $300 or more. The top price realized was $2600 for a number 13 Griswold large block logo Erie […]

Griswold Quaker Ware

Griswold Quaker Ware

I recently posted a series of photos of old advertisements for Griswold Quaker Ware. Old ads such as those are very helpful when trying to determine what precise pieces were part of a particular line of pans. When I was in Seattle in March, I […]


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