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

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Antique American Trivets and Stands. The Journal of the Antique Metalware Society, Volume 14, June 2006: 44-47.


Many thanks to Bill Schroeder and Collector Books, a division of Schroeder Publishing. Collector Books closed in 2011 after releasing over 1500 different titles on antiques and collectibles; their annual “Schroeder’s Price Guide” was an industry standard. It was a pleasure to work with them to see my two trivet books published.

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My last few copies are available for purchase on eBay.

The Expanded A to Z Guide to Collecting Trivets (2010), my second book, is divided into Contemporary (post 1940) Trivets, Advertising Stands, and Antique and Vintage Trivets. New additions to the Contemporary Trivets section includes the entire series of 55 Electric Furnace man (EFM) trivets as well as information on contemporary Griswold trivets and Horace Strong’s Vermont trivets.

The Advertising Stands section includes the results of my ‘Colt’ trivet investigation, as well as an in-depth research study of panel trivets. And hand-forged trivets, wire trivets, Lantz (circular paw footed) trivets, and Rimby trivets (1840s Baltimore) are featured in the Antique & Vintage Trivets section.

There is again information on buying, selling, collecting, cleaning, and displaying trivets. The popular Conversations with Other Trivet Collectors has been repeated, with all new essays from eight fellow collectors from around the world. And there’s an entirely new section, An Introduction to Iron Collecting, which includes suggestions for new collectors – plus a very special section on the Toy Swan Iron. 2010 values.

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Copies are available for purchase on Amazon Books.

The A-Z Guide To Collecting Trivets (2004), my first book, included information never published before – how to buy and sell trivets on the Internet, decorating with trivets, and detailed information on J.Z.H. Alphabet Series trivets. Physical descriptions and photographs of more than 450 trivets and stands are provided, as well as some of their interesting history. Horseshoe plaque trivets, Ober trivets, Jenny Lind trivets, sadirons and their companion stands, reproduction trivets, and other vintage domestic accents are included. Information on the British Registered Design (Rd) System with charts for dating trivets and stands is featured. There are even sections on selecting, cleaning, and caring for metal trivets, decorating your home with trivets, websites of interest to collectors, and suggested reference books. User, price, and condition guides appear at the end of the book, as well as a glossary and bibliography. 2004 values.

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