We welcome you to our website and hope you'll find your visits both interesting and beneficial. Please accept our invitation to JOIN PITCA! You won't find a nicer group of collectors ... people you will soon call friends. 

Benefits of a PITCA Membership

1. Membership for everyone in the household.

2. Access to virtual Zoom Gatherings where you can visit with other members.

3. Invitations to Regional Meetings held in the Midwest and Northeast.

4. The opportunity to attend the annual PITCA Convention, held each summer.

5. Priority notification of upcoming Auctions and Sales.

6. Sign In priviledges to the Members Only area of this website that include access to:

  • The Pressing News, our quarterly deluxe Journal.
  • The PITCA Lending Library featuring 600+ items.
  • Bonus Materials authored by experienced collectors.
  • The Discussion and Buy-Sell-Trade Forums where you can network with other members.

Join Us! https://pressingironandtrivetcollectors.org/pitca

Pressing News

PITCA membership includes a subscription to the Pressing News journal which is published quarterly in September, December, March & June. The September 2021 issue contains the following in-depth articles: 

  1. The Secret History of the Bed Stick
  2. Four Charcoal Irons
  3. Chable's Self-Heating Sad Iron
  4. Lords & Ladies Of Portland (England)
  5. Sad Iron Stands: Part Two
  6. The Early History & Growth of PITCA
  7. Xcelda Gas Iron
  8. Gold In Those Irons (gold plated)
  9. Out Of The Blue (blued sheet iron)
  10. Smoothing & Sad Irons (catalog pages)

Click Hereto view six articles from the September 2021 issue + two other articles shared from earlier issues.

Pressing Iron Enthusiasts is a Facebook discussion forum moderated by PITCA members. We discuss pressing irons and other laundry day collectibles. Check it out!

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Questions, comments and website issues may be directed to the PITCA Webmaster.  

PITCA members Kevin and Kate McCartney have produced a series of 48 videos about iron collecting, all posted on YouTube. 

This series is intended to educate and entertain the avid collector, beginning collector, antique shop owner, pickers and novices alike. Each video is a mini lesson on a different topic about irons. See the entire list of videos in the series.

Members Only Updates for OCTOBER 2021

1. A Zoom Gathering Survey was emailed to all members on 9/26. Please respond as soon as possible. Events & Announcements

2. Take advantage of the Discussion Forum and Buy-Sell-Trade to communicate with fellow members.

3. The September issue of the Pressing News Journal is posted. These attachments, newly updated pdf files, are available for printing and/or viewing. 

  • Membership Directory 
  • Index to the Pressing News

4. Check out Zoom Gathering Info for highlights of prior meetings.

★ If you're a PITCA member and need to Sign Up or are having trouble accessing the tabs under Members Only, see Troubleshooting.

★ NEEDED: Images from July's PITCA Convention for a website Photo Album. Members email images to the Webmaster.

PITCA Officers for 2021 - 2022

Gary Douglass ~ President

Jerry Marcus ~ Secretary/Treasurer

Jay Raymond ~ Editor, Pressing News

Jackie Lind ~ Librarian

Lynn Rosack ~ Webmaster