TRIVETOLOGY

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

Motto trivets

Enameled cast iron, 6 1/2 x 5 1/4″ w/four feet. On reverse: © WILTON. Motto trivets, dating from the 1950s, are the most whimsical of collectible trivets. The sayings are … Continue reading

February 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

Evolving as a trivet collector

Are you a new collector, or have you been collecting for awhile? Either way, as a fellow triveteer I welcome you; trivet collecting is such an interesting hobby! But if … Continue reading

February 1, 2018 · 2 Comments

The Muster geschutzt stand and Feldmeyer fuel iron

This beautifully designed cast iron German sadiron stand/trivet features a benevolent sun. It’s in near mint condition with its original nickel plating. A trivet of this type would have supported … Continue reading

January 15, 2018 · 2 Comments

Join PITCA!

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

January 1, 2018 · 2 Comments

Merry Christmas 1888 horseshoe plaque trivet

What are horseshoe plaque trivets? Since they don’t have legs they’re not trivets in the traditional sense; but they’re fine castings with an interesting history. Predominantly made of cast iron, they … Continue reading

December 15, 2017 · 3 Comments

The “Blue Book” by Kelly and Ellwood

It’s not enough to find, clean and display trivets; it’s also important to learn all we can about them. Are they old or new? How and where were they made? … Continue reading

December 1, 2017 · 4 Comments

Vintage postcards with a trivet theme

Postcards are interesting and fun to collect! Here are some of the vintage postcards I’ve found over the years … all with a trivet theme. Penrod’s Museum, Lakeview, Arkansas ~ … Continue reading

November 15, 2017 · 5 Comments

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 · 2 Comments

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Upcoming Events for Trivet Collectors!

July 12, 2018: the Balestri Iron Collection Auction will precede the PITCA Convention.

July 13 & 14, 2018: 34th Annual PITCA Convention in Pittsburgh, PA

September 6-9, 2018: International Congress of Pressing Iron and Equipment Collectors will be held in Lindau, Bavaria, Germany

 

 

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