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CFoxworth 09-17-2015 08:19 AM

Help with a Martin Griddle Please
 
I was very lucky to purchase a Martin #10 griddle at a local flea market, however I am unable to locate any information on this particular piece. I am able to find the Martin #9. Does anyone out there have any information they can share with me?
I also have a very heavy 15 5/8 CI skillet unmarked with a solid inset heat ring. Any thoughts on this one as well.

Bonnie Scott 09-17-2015 08:28 AM

Re: Help with a Martin Griddle Please
 
The Red Book shows the #10 Martin round griddle having a value $65.
The picture I am looking at is the griddle with the hamburger logo.

CFoxworth 09-17-2015 08:36 AM

Re: Help with a Martin Griddle Please
 
Hello Bonnie good morning....thank you for the reply!!!! My griddle is rectangular 13 inches wide 26 inches long and weighs 22 pounds.

KevinE 09-17-2015 09:03 AM

Re: Help with a Martin Griddle Please
 
We need pictures!

Bonnie Scott 09-17-2015 09:22 AM

Re: Help with a Martin Griddle Please
 
I will check the book again when I get off work. My shift last 12 hours so it will be late before I can check it.

CFoxworth 09-17-2015 09:22 AM

Re: Help with a Martin Griddle Please
 
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Good morning Kevin I am a bit technology challenged, attempting to attach a pic of the Martin Griddle. Thanks for the help...Much Appreciated

CFoxworth 09-17-2015 09:27 AM

Re: Help with a Martin Griddle Please
 
Thank You!

Doug D. 09-17-2015 09:36 AM

Re: Help with a Martin Griddle Please
 
You can use the eBay search widget above to see if and for how much any have sold for recently there. RB value, although outdated, is $55. I would call the one on eBay for $350 unrealistically high, but someone bit on it.

CFoxworth 09-17-2015 10:03 AM

Re: Help with a Martin Griddle Please
 
Doug D. thanks for the input. I believe it to be a great piece, being the reason I purchased it. I bought this griddle, a Griswold oval #15 fish fryer and a trivet for $60.00. Of course as you can see a bit of TLC is needed. I have an addiction to cast iron cookware, thanks be to my grandmother! I believe it to be a superior cooking experience.

Bonnie Scott 09-17-2015 09:27 PM

Re: Help with a Martin Griddle Please
 
I notice on the griddle that sold for $350 that the S in Stove is backwards. Maybe it's a Monday morning griddle. :chuckle:

CFoxworth 09-18-2015 07:38 AM

Re: Help with a Martin Griddle Please
 
Hi Bonnie, I did not notice the backward S as mentioned. Anxious to clean and sanitize. Bonnie may I comment and also ask this.....

I admit I am addicted to collecting cast iron cookware, regardless if I already have several of the same. I usually buy them anyway, mainly because I love to bring life and use-ability back into CI. I have an interest in unusual pieces as most folks do. There are pieces I will never use and only bought them to give them love.

During my research I also believe the prices online are ridiculously high, especially when you can pick them up for literally 1/2 pennies on the dollar. I am interested in re-homing some of my collection; how would you suggest I price that makes buyer and seller happy. Every piece I acquire is completely cleaned of rust and carbon build-up, sanitized and seasoned 5 times. Literally a new piece.

Have a great day and thanks for your insight...

Bonnie Scott 09-18-2015 07:57 AM

Re: Help with a Martin Griddle Please
 
I normally pick my price by going to ebay sold listing and finding a median price of the ones that have sold (clean ones). I also list with a best offer price and if someone gets close enough to a good price I take it. I hope this helps.
If it is a piece of iron I really like and I am not sure I want to part with I put a crazy price on it.

CFoxworth 09-18-2015 08:28 AM

Re: Help with a Martin Griddle Please
 
Good morning Bonnie....The wise man said "great minds think alike" I have never sold on e-bay, never wanted the presumed hassle. Do your recommend E-bay or just re-homing locally. I do research on e-bay, but there are so many pieces, I kind of think the on-line market is flooded. Is this my misconception?

Bonnie Scott 09-18-2015 09:34 AM

Re: Help with a Martin Griddle Please
 
If I can avoid having to ship a piece of iron I will do it. My eldest daughter and I have a small booth at an antique mall in Phoenix and have had good luck selling my skillets there. I have never tried selling on craigslist but if you are comfortable with that, I would think that would be a good way to avoid fees and shipping costs which are the biggest downfall of ebay.

CFoxworth 09-18-2015 09:18 PM

Re: Help with a Martin Griddle Please
 
Hello Bonnie good evening, Thanks for all your input much appreciated.


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