Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Cast Iron Purchase

I bought this cast iron pan at the thrift shop today (Vintage Values in Lexington Park, MD).  I paid $4 for it.  It was coated in grease and had a 2" piece of double sided tape stuck to it.  I scrubbed it clean with soapy water.  I haven't seasoned it yet.
 I am posting the pictures here so I can link to them from a cast iron collector's forum.  Here it is without the flash.  Not as smooth as my Griswolds, so I'm curious as to the maker.
 I'm guessing this is a Vienna Roll Pan No. 6...from Griswold?  Back side.
 One of two identifying marks: Above says No. 6
Above says 958? 

Anyhow, I'd like to find the maker of this.  I'll let you know when I find out!

Added later:  Within minutes of posting my question on Cast Iron Collectors Forums, I got my answer.  I didn't get permission to quote, so I'll paraphrase the answer.  It is a Griswold and there were 6 variations made, of which this is variation #3.

Two books that list Griswold values put the value at $100-150...but these are considered high.  Ebay is considered a good determination.  Right now there are five of these listed at $89.99, $128.00, $175.00, and two at $225.00.  The current condition of mine makes me think it is worth 89.99.  

The forum says either way, I got a steal.  Sounds good!

Many blessings ~ Kathie