Some Good Buys at October 6, 2018 Indiana Cast Iron Auction!

Some Good Buys at October 6, 2018 Indiana Cast Iron Auction!

I always hesitate to talk about pricing, since opinions vary so much. Pricing is really what the market will bear – what people are willing to pay for a piece. Scarcity and condition play a big part, of course, as well.

At the October 6, 2018 cast iron auction in Indiana, there were some bargains to be had. At least in my opinion. Read that again – this is my opinion. Yours might differ. Important caveat: My opinion presumes I have examined the piece in person and found no cracks, chips, repairs, pitting or significant warpage (I watched this auction online; I did not attend in person).  Also presuming that the pieces are clean and ready to use. See my earlier post with tips about cast iron cookware auctions. 

A buyer’s premium of 15% was added to the sale price at this auction, and 7% sales tax. Shipping – via UPS charging prime rate to pack and ship – was on top of that. My opinion as to the prices for these pieces does not factor those additional expenses in; my opinion is based on the final bid price alone. 

As a side note, I was happy to see that prices for the common no. 8 Griswold cast iron skillet have come down significantly in price. When I started buying years back, you could easily find a nice no. 8 Griswold for $20 – $25. Prices at this auction were just slightly higher than when I first started buying – most Griswold no. 8 skillets sold for around $35, though a large block logo no. 8 did sell for $25 and another for $30. Large block logos with heat ring and slant logo with heat ring were pricier.

Good Buys!

  1. Griswold muffin/popover pan no. 10, pattern no. 949, $10. Looks ready to use – great buy!
    949 10 griswold marked muffin popover cast iron pan old antique vintage for sale sold price pricing value how much
    Photo from auction catalogue.

     

  2. Griswold “Iron Mountain” chicken pan with lid, $50. I’d buy this set for this price all day every day. I often extoll the virtues of my chicken pan (which is also a Griswold Iron Mountain); it’s a workhouse in my kitchen. A second set was sold at this auction for the same price. The Iron Mountain no. 8 lid pictured here also works with the Griswold no. 8 skillet; a nice bonus!
    griswold 1030 iron mountain unmarked chicken pan old antique vintage for sale how much value cost price
    Photo from auction catalogue.

     

  3. Griswold small logo chicken pan, pattern no. 777 and Griswold large block logo EPU no. 8 skillet lid, $70. The Griswold no. 8 skillet lid sold in this lot also fits the Griswold small and large block no. 8 skillets, as well as the no. 8 Iron Mountain skillet.
    griswold 777 chicken pan deep skillet 8 lid cover self basting old antique vintage for sale sold price how much worth value
    Photo from auction catalogue.

     

  4. Wagner no. 6 and no. 8 stylized logo skillets, $35. Wagner hasn’t been getting a whole lotta’ lovin’ these days. They are good cookers, though, and $35 for two very useful sizes that appear to be clean and pretty much ready-to-use is a good deal. A number 8 on its own even sold for $10 – another good deal!
    wagner cast iron 1056 1058 skillet 6 8 sold old antique vintage price cost how much value sell pricing
    Photo from auction catalogue.

     

  5. Griswold small logo 6 and 8 skillets, $20. Great buy, great cookers! A 6 and 7 went for $25.
    griswold small logo cast iron skillet fry pan griswald old antique vintage price how much cost value sell sold buy
    Photo from auction catalogue.

     

  6. Wagner no. 10 stylized logo skillet, $15.
    wagner 1060 cast iron skillet pan sidney ohio 10 old antique vintage for sale sold price value how much buy bought
    Photo from auction catalogue.

     

  7. Griswold small logo no. 10 skillet, pattern no. 715, $35. The Griswold small logo pans are great cookers. I see no sign of use to this pan from the photos; someone got a great price on this piece. Another one, which also looked great, went even lower – it sold for $25.
    griswold small logo 10 719 cast iron skillet erie old antique vintage sold price value how much pricing sold
    Photos from auction catalogue.

    https://www.auctionzip.com/auction-lot/12-Griswold-SBL-Skillet_9CB414280F/

  8. Griswold small logo cast iron skillet no. 8, pattern no. 704, $15. Looks ready to use; great buy!
    griswold small logo cast iron skillet 8 704 cheap inexpensive $15 value sold price how much pricing
    Photos from auction catalogue.

  9. Two sad irons: one a marked Griswold with removable wood handle, $15. You can often find the trivet for the Griswold sad irons; they are pretty common. A set makes a beautiful paperweight or display piece. I used to have one; I wish I still did!
    griswold sad iron wood handle erie old antique vintage for sale sold how much price pricing value
    Photo from auction catalogue.

     

  10. Griswold no. 10 camp oven with lid, pattern no. 310. $175. Sometimes people have the incorrect notion that since the “Griswold” markings on the lid and oven are not identical, it is not a “matched” set. That is incorrect. $175 was a very good price, IMHO, for this set if it was in clean great condition (again, no substitute for in-person examination).
    griswold 10 camp oven dutch flanged lid cover wire bail handle 3 legs large block logo slant old antique vintage cost price how much value pay sold 310
    Photos from auction catalogue.

  11. Favorite “Smiley Logo” no. 3 cast iron French Bowl with Lid, $100. Beehive lids are not common.
  12. Griswold reinforced long griddle no. 9, antique slant logo “ERIE,” $45.
    griswold 9 slant erie long cast iron griddle reinforced old antique vintage for sale sold price how much value
    Photos from auction catalogue.

  13. Griswold large block logo cast iron skillet no. 9, pattern no. 710, with lid, $60. In my experience chromed pieces are not as popular as black iron, and hence do not bring top dollar. The photos also do not show the cooking surface, and that of course can have a huge impact on price. $60 for a Griswold number 9 skillet AND lid, though…that’s a bargain!
    Griswold du-chrome chrome plated cast iron 9 skillet lid set 710 self basting old antique vintage smooth bottom price cost buy sell sold value how much
    Photos from auction catalogue.

  14. Griswold large block logo EPU no. 12 cast iron skillet with heat ring, pattern no. 738, $135. This piece looks to be in particularly fine condition. There were a number of the large block logo EPU no. 12 skillets offered at this auction. A second no. 12 sold for $145. From the photos, that one did not appear to are in as good condition as the one pictured below. A third, which appears to have some pitting on the cooking surface, sold for $125. Another one which appears quite nice sold for $150.738 12 griswold large block logo skillet heat smoke fire ring old antique vintage for sale sold price value how much sell
  15. Griswold small logo cast iron skillet no. 12 with heat ring, pattern no. 719, $100. It is true that small logo Griswold pieces are not valued nearly as high as are the large block logo. However, this small logo no. 12 appears to be in lovely ready-to-use condition. A second small logo no. 12 also sold for $100.
    griswold small logo heat ring cast iron skillet 12 719 old antique vintage sold value how much price value
    Photos from auction catalogue.

    griswold small logo heat ring cast iron skillet 12 719 old antique vintage sold value how much price value

  16. Griswold no. 9 large block logo EPU cast iron Dutch oven with lid, $45. The oven looks to be clean and ready to use.
    griswold 9 cast iron old antique vintage dutch oven roaster for sale sold price value worth how much sold
    Photos from auction catalogue.

    griswold 9 cast iron old antique vintage dutch oven roaster for sale sold price value worth how much sold griswold 9 cast iron old antique vintage dutch oven roaster for sale sold price value worth how much sold



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