TRIVETOLOGY

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

Stove pipe accessory with trivet-like shelves

Image shared courtesy of Carole & Larry Meeker. Have you ever spotted one of these cast iron “trivets” and wondered about its origin and purpose? Well, it’s actually a piece … Continue reading

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Are the A-Z book values still accurate?

The A-Z Guide To Collecting Trivets, 2004 “Are the suggested prices in your two trivet books still accurate?” I get asked this quite often, and it’s a valid question. Let … Continue reading

July 15, 2020

The Red Riding Hood trivet

Artwork by Jessie Willcox Smith, 1911 (public domain) Over the past few months I’ve purchased three different versions of the Red Riding Hood trivet; all were found on eBay. Their … Continue reading

July 1, 2020

Personalized trivets

Occasionally you might encounter a trivet with an inscription. The lettering might be located on the front, back, or on the handle. Inscribed trivets like those discussed here were most … Continue reading

June 15, 2020

E R Manley trivet

This design is among my favorite trivets. The inscription on the unusual curved handle reads E R MANLEY. The center and outside edges feature braiding. Eleven circles, each with a … Continue reading

June 1, 2020

The Colt trivet ~ antique versus reproduction

The following provides an update to the Colt discussion presented in my second book The Expanded A-Z Guide To Collecting Trivets, 2010 (p. 119-120). For years I’ve observed Colt logo trivets … Continue reading

May 15, 2020

SS stand with swivel strap handle

I couldn’t resist purchasing this interesting ironing stand! Listed on eBay in January 2020, it was part of the late Susan DeCordova’s collection of cast iron trivets, stands and irons. … Continue reading

May 1, 2020

Young’s Foot Rest stands

A few years ago, during a period of impulsive downsizing, I sold my collection of four Young’s Foot Rest stands (above) on eBay. These stands are scarce, unusual and very … Continue reading

April 22, 2020

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