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A recent episode of "The Collectors" features PITCA member Jim Cassell of Michigan.

You'll find his YouTube video under Spotlight-In The News!

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Maryland Student Wins Gold Medal

Laura Huelslkamp represented Maryland in the National History Day competition. She won the Gold Medal in her division with the display "Breaking Barriers In History." Part of her exhibit included an Asbestos Sad Iron. The compete article is in Spotlight-In The News!

Kevin Talks Irons

PITCA members Kevin and Kate McCartney have produced a series of 21 YouTube videos on iron collecting. Go to Spotlight-In The News! to see the video titles and to read his 8/21/20 interview with Collectors Weekly.

The 4th Dave & Sue Irons Auction is scheduled for November 7, 2020 on LiveAuctioneers.

The Pressing News Journal

PITCA membership includes a subscription to the Pressing News, published quarterly. The SEPTEMBER 2020 issue contains the following in-depth articles: 

  1. Radiant and its Kind
  2. Trip to Two Horns
  3. Trivet, Sad Iron or Stand?
  4. Sad Iron Stands, Part One
  5. Orange Electric Irons

Interested in learning more? View a past issue of the Pressing News.

PITCA Officers for 2020 - 2021

James Mattimore ~ President

Jerry Marcus ~ Secretary/Treasurer

Jay Raymond ~ Editor, Pressing News

Jackie Lind ~ Librarian

Lynn Rosack ~ Webmaster

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Member Updates for SEPTEMBER 2020

Each month in 2020 a PITCA member or group is selected and featured on our website's Home page. September's featured member is Jim Cassell.

Now available in the Members Only Section:

1. The SEPTEMBER 2020 issue is available for reading and/or printing at the Pressing News tab.

2. The Updated PITCA Directory was posted on 9/4/20 for viewing and printing at the Membership Directory tab. We've had many changes! Please discard any previous copy and refer to this current version. Note: Pat Ranta's phone number is 817-996-8291 ~ corrected in the Directory on 9/6/20.

3. Don't forget about the discussion Forum. Check out the most recent posts.

4. Leo and Nina Smith have irons for sale at Buy-Sell-Trade. 

5. Membership Dues were due July 1st. The 2020-2021 PITCA Membership Renewal Form is available at the Pressing News tab.

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