Tag: Joe Zawadowski

Joe Zawadowski: Cast Iron Pup Collector, Turtle Champion, Wood Carver, Bog Hunter, Dog Judge, Skull Seeker

Joe Zawadowski: Cast Iron Pup Collector, Turtle Champion, Wood Carver, Bog Hunter, Dog Judge, Skull Seeker

Joe Zawadowski of Durham North Carolina is a very interesting fellow. I had wanted to go to see, learn, and write about Joe’s cast iron “pup” collection for quite some time, but the September 2018 visit that Linda and I made to Joe and Nancy’s […]

The Snuggle Pup Craze of the early 1920s

The Snuggle Pup Craze of the early 1920s

I feel a new obsession coming on. I saw something at Joe and Nancy Zawadowski’s home that completely enchanted me. A collection of “Snuggle Pups.” I must find one. Or three. Or six. Joe showed me an article about the creator of the Snuggle 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 […]


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