TRIVETOLOGY

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

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

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

Good Luck cat trivets from the UK

I love cats, and this heavy brass trivet has always been one of my favorites! Inscribed GOOD LUCK, it measures 6 3/8″ x 5”, has four 1 1/4” cleated legs and … Continue reading

August 1, 2018 · 1 Comment

Understanding Rd Numbers and the term Made In England

I’d like to share this interesting cast iron trivet from my collection. It measures 9 1/8″ x 5 1/2″ with three 1 1/4” legs, one center bracket for a firebar, … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · 1 Comment

Vintage trivets

Many questions received from collectors revolve around the history, age and/or value of a trivet. This is the second in a series of three blog posts to help you better … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

Old Man of the Mountain trivets

“Men hang out their signs indicative of their respective trades; shoemakers hang out a gigantic shoe; jewelers a monster watch, and the dentist hangs out a gold tooth; but in … Continue reading

April 26, 2016 · 4 Comments

Vintage Pal-Bell brass trivets

I’ll begin with a little background. Since the country of Israel was established in 1948, all trivets labeled “Made In Israel” have been manufactured since that date. Israeli trivets come … Continue reading

March 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

Ray Harpel and his collectible irons and trivets

When I saw this poorly photographed Swan iron on eBay last week I didn’t pay it much attention. The head and neck were strangely cast … and was the tail … Continue reading

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