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Ask Mary: Lodge 3-Pour-Spout Skillet

Ask Mary: Lodge 3-Pour-Spout Skillet

Richard R. from Collierville, Tennessee wrote to me via the contact form and said: Hello. I have attached two pictures of a three pour spout skillet I found at an estate sale. One picture is as found and the other after cleaning in lye tank. […]

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.

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 […]


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