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Category: Pups

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 […]

The Great “Griswold” Silver Pup Scandal of 1994

The Great “Griswold” Silver Pup Scandal of 1994

I received a letter via the “Contact Mary” form on the website from Steve L. of La Pine, Oregon. Steve told me that he had purchased two Griswold silver pups for $50 each at an estate sale in Portland, Oregon. He was pretty excited about […]

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 […]


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