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Antique Trader Cover Story: Joseph Zawadowski and his Cast Iron Pups

Antique Trader Cover Story: Joseph Zawadowski and his Cast Iron Pups

My little ditty about Joseph Zawadowski and his coveted cast iron pups is the cover story for the February 27, 2019 edition of Antique Trader. I’ve written a bit about Joe’s pups and snuggle pups on the blog. You can also find my posts about […]

Ask Mary: Griswold “Victor” Skillet

Ask Mary: Griswold “Victor” Skillet

Kurt’s Pan Kurt S. from Eau Claire Wisconsin wrote to me via the contact form and asked about the age and history of a pan he had picked up at an auction. He said it was very dirty and he didn’t see any information on […]

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 […]

Joe Zawadowski and his  Vintage Cast Iron Pups

Joe Zawadowski and his Vintage Cast Iron Pups

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 […]

Rare Griswold no. 10 Small Logo Cast Iron Skillet w Grooved Handle

Rare Griswold no. 10 Small Logo Cast Iron Skillet w Grooved Handle

**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 […]

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 […]


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