TRIVETOLOGY

Collecting, cleaning, displaying, researching, and appreciating TRIVETS and related go-withs!

The Zion Efrata trivet

This is an interesting late 1950s to 1960s era cast iron trivet that you might occasionally see while collecting. Details: Cast iron; painted flat black. Measures 5 1/2″ x 4 … Continue reading

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Circular Lantz trivets

Lantz #1: cast iron, 5 5/8” diameter w/4 PAW feet & 2 gate marks along edge. Lantz trivets are among my favorite trivets! So delicately cast, they’re a testament to … Continue reading

November 14, 2018 · 1 Comment

J Henry Montreal bronze trivet

In January 2018 I won this interesting cast bronze trivet on Live Auctioneers. There was no history or provenance provided; simply the measurements and several images. Front: J HENRY. MONTREAL … Continue reading

October 31, 2018 · 3 Comments

Chessie “the railroad kitten” trivet by Virginia Metalcrafters

Today I’m sharing several related items I sold a few years ago on eBay. The first was a trivet you don’t see very often. Still in the original Virginia Metalcrafters … Continue reading

October 15, 2018 · 2 Comments

New life for my favorite reference books

Over the years I’ve built an extensive reference library for the items I collect. I access these books frequently and, as a result, the bindings on my favorites are showing … Continue reading

October 1, 2018 · 1 Comment

Victorian mirror image brass trivets

Identical brass trivets were sometimes sold as pairs. Even more unusual were pairs designed as a mirror image: identical in form to each other, but with the structure reversed, as … Continue reading

September 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

Virginia Metalcrafters vacation series trivets

Being a life-long resident of the eastern United States, it’s been fun collecting these 1960s era Virginia Metalcrafters trivets! Over the years I’ve visited each of these destinations and these … Continue reading

September 1, 2018 · 5 Comments

Collectible sprinkler bottles, Part 2

The last time I blogged about Sprinkler Bottles was back in February 2016. Since then my collection has grown and I’ve learned even more about them; so it’s time for … Continue reading

August 15, 2018 · 4 Comments

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Renningers Extravaganza in Mt Dora, Florida is a great place to find laundry day collectibles! There are two more upcoming events: January 18, 19 & 20, 2019; and February 15, 16 & 17, 2019.

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