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How Much Should You Pay for an Authentic Griswold Pup?

How Much Should You Pay for an Authentic Griswold Pup?

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 its head. That was in 2014 or 2015. It looks like I paid more than the going price of today. […]

How to Determine Whether a Pup Marked “Griswold” is Authentic or a Reproduction

How to Determine Whether a Pup Marked “Griswold” is Authentic or a Reproduction

I had the opportunity in September to spend some time with Joe and Nancy Zawadowski of Durham, North Carolina. Joe has a wide and interesting variety of things that he collects (including animal skulls), but I was particularly interested to see his collection of vintage and […]

Grady Britt, Lodge Cast Iron Collector, Raleigh North Carolina

Grady Britt, Lodge Cast Iron Collector, Raleigh North Carolina

Grady and Jean Britt live in Raleigh, North Carolina, in a beautiful art-filled home surrounded by woods and backing up to Umstead state park.  It is a very peaceful setting. Grady and Jean are both retired. Grady worked for years for IBM as a systems […]

Harold Henry, Gentleman Farmer and Cast Iron Collector, Hamilton Missouri

Harold Henry, Gentleman Farmer and Cast Iron Collector, Hamilton Missouri

Harold R. Henry is an 83-year-old gentleman farmer and retired cattle auctioneer from Hamilton, Missouri. He began collecting vintage and antique cast iron cookware some 50 years ago, with an emphasis on pieces made by the Lodge Manufacturing Company. Harold’s love for cast iron is […]

John Clough, Lodge Cast Iron Collector and Fact Detective, Chester Virginia

John Clough, Lodge Cast Iron Collector and Fact Detective, Chester Virginia

John Clough and his spouse KT (Katherine), as well as cats Oreo and Wewe, live in a neat rambler in Chester Virginia, about 15 miles outside of Richmond. Linda and I traveled to visit John and view his cast iron collection in September, 2018. John […]

Brenda’s Fabulous Calico Beans, made in my Iron Mountain (by Griswold) Chicken Pan!

Brenda’s Fabulous Calico Beans, made in my Iron Mountain (by Griswold) Chicken Pan!

When we were camping a while back, Brenda told me about her easy-peasy recipe for Calico Beans. She was kind enough to send me a snap of her recipe card, and tonight I made them for dinner. I did not know that I would love […]


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