TRIVETOLOGY

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

The WAPAK sad iron stand

If you have a copy of Esther Berner’s book A Collector’s Guide To Pressing Irons and Trivets (1977) you will find at least two instances where she associates the Wapak … Continue reading

November 1, 2021

Documenting trivets

Trivets vary in collectibility and value according to age, maker, scarcity and condition. These two Trivetology blog posts contain helpful information for assessing your trivets. ★ Antique Trivets: One size … Continue reading

March 1, 2019

Ouroboros (snake) symbolism in a trivet

The noun ouroboros (aka uroboros) is derived from the Greek words ouro (tail) and boros (eating); it describes a snake or dragon devouring its own tail. It’s an ancient symbol … Continue reading

October 15, 2017

Antique trivets

Many questions received from collectors revolve around history, age and/or value. This is the first of three blog posts to help you better evaluate the trivets in your collection. See … Continue reading

September 1, 2017
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