Identification and value of a vintage Lodge cast iron Dutch oven no. 8.
Joe Zawadowski is a vintage cast iron pup collector. He is also a turtle champion, wood carver, bog hunter, dog judge and skull seeker. I had wanted to see, learn, and write about Joe’s vintage cast iron pup collection for quite some time. The visit […]
**Note: this post about this rare Griswold no. 10 small logo cast iron skillet with grooved handle is not “done.” I will update it as additional information is known. I know the cast iron collecting community is keenly interested in this pan, so have chosen to post now so […]
The Lodge Manufacturing Company is the longest-running cast iron foundry in America. It is and has always been family-owned. Joseph Lodge started the company in 1896 in the small town (pop. ~3500) of South Pittsburg, Tennessee. His great-grandson Henry Lodge is the current CEO. Another […]
Snuggle pups! I feel a new obsession coming on. I saw a collection of Snuggle Pups and Joe and Nancy Zawadowski’s home. I must find one. Or three. Or six. Creation of the Snuggle Pups Frank W. Hopkins created the snuggle pups. He was a cartoonist. […]
What is a fair price for an authentic Griswold pup? These sweet little vintage cast iron beauties are highly collectible. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I paid $275 for a beautiful black iron satin-smooth Griswold pup with a 30 on the back of […]
How can you tell whether a pup marked “Griswold” is authentic or a reproduction? Griswold pups have been widely reproduced. With just a little knowledge and education, you can quickly determine whether a pup marked “Griswold” is authentic or a reproduction. I spent time with […]
Grady Britt of Raleigh, North Carolina, is a long-time Lodge cast iron collector. While he also has pieces by many other manufacturers – notably Griswold – the focus of his study and his collection is on Lodge cast iron. Grady and Jean Britt Linda and […]