Join Us! ✽ Auction & Annual PITCA Convention in Pittsburgh, PA ✽ July 2023

  • Where can I find irons and trivets to add to my collection? At the PITCA Convention! There's a day-long auction and then a Buy-and-Sell period. There's no better place to see more good irons and trivets for sale.
  • Where can I sell some of my irons and trivets? At the PITCA Convention! There are lots of other collectors there ready-and-willing to pay fair (not unrealistic) prices. Don't bring common irons; everyone has those already.
  • Where can I meet other iron and trivet collectors? At the PITCA Convention! You'll meet new collectors, experienced collectors, owners of small collections, and owners of big collections. You won't meet snobbish collectors.
  • Where can I learn about irons and trivets? At the PITCA Convention! There are various kinds of presentations by those who know, e.g., slide shows, talks, displays and more. 
  • What is the host hotel like? It's excellent. It's clean, beautiful, has a friendly staff, a good restaurant (where a delicious buffet breakfast is included in the very reasonable room rate) and bar, and the hotel is just off the interstate. There are lots of restaurants of all types very nearby.
  • Is there someone I can talk to about this? Yes! PITCA officers are available to answer your questions and assist with membership and registration. Contact PITCA at PITCAinfo@gmail.com

 The William (Buck) Carson Auction, Part 3: Thursday, July 27th. Hartzell's Auction Gallery. 

The 2023 PITCA Convention follows on July 28 & 29 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North, Cranberry Township, PA.

Public Announcements

#67: "Interesting" old sad irons posted on 5/22/23. Kevin talks about irons that are more unique or esoteric or that defy easy categorization. View the entire Index of Videos under the Spotlight tab.

Did you know? Prices Realized are archived under the tab Explore/Past Auctions.

Visit the Facebook group Pressing Iron Enthusiasts moderated by PITCA.

PITCA membership includes a subscription to the Pressing News journal, published quarterly in September, December, March & June.

The March 2023 issue contains these articles: 

  1. The Irons of Theodore Ruggles Timby
  2. F.A.R.E. Pressing Iron Stand, Gas Heater and Iron
  3. Detroit Electric Heater
  4. Removing Wrinkles: Women Advancing The Technology

Would you like to view a past issue? ✰ Click Here to view six articles from the September 2021 issue plus two other articles shared from earlier issues.


You are invited to Join PITCA!

Members Only Updates ✽ MAY

1. Make your PITCA Convention registration and Hotel reservations ASAP. 

2. Check the Directory for New Members (we have 3!) and Contact Info Updates that have not yet been published.

3. Take advantage of the BuySellTrade and Forum areas to communicate with fellow members.


PITCA Officers for 2022 - 2023

  • Jeannie Marcus ~ President
  • Jerry Marcus ~ Secretary/Treasurer
  • Jay Raymond ~ Editor, Pressing News
  • Jackie Lind ~ Librarian
  • Lynn Rosack ~ Webmaster

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