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Old 08-08-2021, 08:30 PM
SeanD SeanD is offline
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I was just wondering if anyone else collects them, and trivets? Im new to Sad Irons, but Im liking it. I have one for now, going to keep my eye out for more. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-09-2021, 06:47 PM
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There are definitely collectors of both. I have sold several trivets to collectors on Facebook groups. From my experience, sad irons don't have a lot of value, in general. I'm sure there are some valuable ones, just like any other collectible.
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Old 08-12-2021, 09:11 AM
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I just thought Id collect Wapak sad iron, as I love all Wapaks. I have NO rational reasoning other than I like the defects.......If that makes sense? Every one is unique!
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Old 08-23-2021, 03:22 PM
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I have three sad irons. I picked a couple up less than $5 at thrift shops and I got one from a friend in a bundle deal. I also have a small kerosene operated sad iron heater. It has a wick like a modern kerosene heater. They arenít very valuable because every house had at least two. One would be heating up while you used the other one. I see several at every antique shop. I also have a couple of oval shaped cast iron pans that are listed as Sad Iron pans but mine has pour spouts so I call them long griddles. But I canít confirm what they were sold as.
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Old 08-24-2021, 10:11 AM
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Thanks for the info....I currently have 3 also....2 unknow ones and a Wapak. Im going to try to get a set of them....I think they go from #2 to #8?
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Old 08-25-2021, 10:29 AM
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As a side question, is there an actual name for this sad iron, or do you call it a Sad Iron? It has a removable wood handle . Thank you.
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Old 08-25-2021, 10:06 PM
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I started collecting some different styles of them. But, I donít know if I want to expand the collection. Iím kind of satisfied having some of each variety. I have the traditional type, gas powered and charcoal powered. I think theyíre pretty cool. I want to use themÖ but not on my clothes lol.
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Old 08-25-2021, 10:12 PM
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As a side question, is there an actual name for this sad iron, or do you call it a Sad Iron? It has a removable wood handle . Thank you.
I believe the wooden handle was designed to swap it onto a hot iron when that one got cool. It could take a long time to iron linens. Itís still a sad iron, sad meaning heavy in old English. One of my irons was made with asbestos. It was thought to contain the heat better.
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Old 08-26-2021, 02:31 AM
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Thanks for the replies and the picture. I want to collect a few as a hobby. One good thing is they are usually fairly cheap, lol.
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Old 08-26-2021, 01:35 PM
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From a New York Times article, "A Glimpse Inside the Workshops of the Worldís Finest Panama Hat Makers" (July 2020)
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