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How To: Google Images Search

A Google images search can be a great resource when trying to identify unmarked vintage and antique cast iron cookware. Often, old cast iron pieces that you find do not carry the manufacturer’s name. Or if they do, you might need help figuring out what […]

Value of cast iron collection: Where to start?

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.

King Stove & Range Co., Martin Stove & Range Co.

King Stove & Range Co., Martin Stove & Range Co.

History of King Stove and Range and Martin Stove and Range. A long and colorful history, from 1905 to 2003.

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.

Best batter for use with Griswold cast iron cake molds?

Best batter for use with Griswold cast iron cake molds?

Directions for baking a cake in a Griswold cast iron cake mold.

Findings: Rare Vintage Griswold Skillet

Findings: Rare Vintage Griswold Skillet

Farold Hoover’s analysis of the vintage Griswold no. 10 small logo skillet with grooved handle. 99.9% authentic!

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 […]


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