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Scarce Griswold Cast Iron Ashtray

Scarce Griswold Cast Iron Ashtray

I posted a few weeks back about the common Griswold cast iron ashtrays, and my opinion as to their value; i.e. what I personally would pay. Griswold Quality Ware 0 and 00 Ashtrays As noted in the blog post, the Griswold ashtray marked “0” is […]

Ask Mary: Value of cast iron collection – Where to start?

Ask Mary: Value of cast iron collection – Where to start?

What reference materials to use when trying to determine the value of a cast iron cookware collection.

Ask Mary (who asked John): What do we have here?

Ask Mary (who asked John): What do we have here?

Identification and value of a vintage Lodge cast iron Dutch oven no. 8.

Price for Griswold cast iron ashtray?

Price for Griswold cast iron ashtray?

What is a good price for a Griswold cast iron ashtray? Black Iron Round 00 Quality Ware Ashtray with Matchbook Holder, pattern no. 560. We’re talking about a black iron Griswold round ashtray 00 pattern no. 560 with matchbook holder. This specific criteria is important. We […]

Find “Sold” Prices for Vintage and Antique Cast Iron

Find “Sold” Prices for Vintage and Antique Cast Iron

Learn how you can search for yourself to find “sold” prices for vintage and antique cast iron. I am always asked, “how much is this worth?” It’s hard to answer, as value is very subjective. Condition, scarcity, precise markings, manufacturer, condition..condition…condition…all play a part. I […]

Price for Authentic Griswold Pup

Price for Authentic Griswold Pup

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 […]

Top Prices at Cast Iron Auction

Top Prices at Cast Iron Auction

Pricing Vintage Cast Iron: Actual Cost at Auction vs. High Bid  It is interesting to realize the difference between the high bid and actual cost when pricing vintage cast iron. I followed along online with a fast-paced large in-person cast iron auction in Indiana on […]


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