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

Buck Carson, collector extraordinaire

William “Buck” Carson, a former president of PITCA (1995-96) and Editor of the Pressing News until mid-2014, passed away on January 23, 2022. Buck was a prolific collector with many … Continue reading

July 17, 2022

The Richard Gillis Collection

Richard demonstrating a vintage Coleman fuel iron at the 2009 PITCA Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Richard Gillis of Rossville, Georgia was a long time member of Pressing Iron and Trivet … Continue reading

July 6, 2022

Arnie’s Iron Museum

Arnie Stein (1942-2021) was a prolific collector and longtime PITCA member whose interest in pressing irons began in 1995. In the intervening years he accumulated over 3,000 irons, trivets and … Continue reading

June 26, 2022


New Years Day is traditionally the day when people make resolutions that can improve their lives.Β Can I make a suggestion? JOIN PITCA, the national organization for pressing iron and trivet … Continue reading

January 1, 2018

What will become of our trivets?

Whether a collection is large or small, serious thought should be given to what will become of our trivets. This is something to discuss now with family members and put … Continue reading

January 29, 2016

Laundry day collectibles at Renningers

The November Renningers Extravaganza in Mt. Dora, Florida was exceptional, as always! Over 800 dealers set up booths along the 117 acres of rolling pastureland Friday – Sunday, November 19 … Continue reading

November 25, 2010

Wireware at Renningers

  Renninger’s in Mt. Dora, Florida holds three Extravaganzas a year: January, February and November. I wasn’t able to make the January show, but I did return in February 2010. … Continue reading

March 7, 2010

A successful day at Renningers

With an unexpected day off from work Friday, I drove to the (November) Renningers Extravaganza being held in Mt. Dora, Florida. This is a three-day event, held annually in November, … Continue reading

November 22, 2009

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