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This rare Nurenberg Slug Iron, dated 1745, sold for $21,000 on November 7, 2020 during the 4th antique irons auction of the Dave & Sue Irons collection. Image by Hartzell's Auction Gallery, Bangor, Pennsylvania. (Click image to enlarge.)

Welcome to the PITCA website! It's our wish that you find your visits both interesting and beneficial. Want to learn even more? Review our Club Benefits, then Join Us! You won't find a nicer group of collectors ... people you will soon call friends.

The Pressing News

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

  1. The First Pressing Iron Made in Utah Territory
  2. Hadden's Sad-Iron Heater
  3. Handmade Does Not Always Mean Made By One Hand
  4. Petipoint
  5. Enterprise Miniatures
  6. Collecting Vintage Sprinkler Bottles: Part Three
  7. Strause Gas Iron Company

Interested in what an issue is like? View a past issue of the Pressing News.

Pressing Iron Enthusiasts  is a relatively new Facebook group, moderated by members of PITCA.

In this group we promote PITCA while discussing a wide variety of collectible irons. Information on related, collectible laundry day "go-withs" is also shared. 

Bring your questions, comments, images and good will and join us there!

Unless otherwise stated, all content is © 2013 – 2021, Pressing Iron and Trivet Collectors of America. All Rights Reserved. See the Copyright Notice.

Member Updates for JANUARY 2021

Now available in the Members Only Section:

1. The DECEMBER 2020 Pressing News is posted for reading and printing. 

2. The PITCA Lending Library Inventory has been updated by Librarian Jackie Lind. 

3. Don't forget to check for new posts in the Forum and at Buy-Sell-Trade with each visit.

4. If you're having trouble accessing this website, please check the pointers under Troubleshooting.

PITCA Officers for 2020 - 2021

James Mattimore ~ President

Jerry Marcus ~ Secretary/Treasurer

Jay Raymond ~ Editor, Pressing News

Jackie Lind ~ Librarian

Lynn Rosack ~ Webmaster