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Twenty-four families at Owatonna, Minnesota originally founded this group in 1984 as the Midwest Sad Iron Collectors Club. Over the years our group grew in both size and scope. At the Kansas City Convention in 2008 we voted to update our name to PITCA, reflecting the diversity of our membership.

Today we have over 325 members from the United States plus Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and The Netherlands. Between gathering at Regional Meetings and attending our Annual Convention we stay connected through our Quarterly Newsletter and this Website.

There is No Public Sign Up to view most areas of our website. You're invited to explore the various Tabs containing information pertaining to Irons, Trivets and other Laundry Day Collectibles. To better view images on our website: Click Once to Enlarge; Click Twice to Zoom In.

Whether a Novice or Expert collector, or just interested in learning more about Irons and Trivets, you're invited to Join PITCA! Besides many other benefits, membership enables Website Sign Up access which reveals the hidden sub-tabs visible only to Members: Directory, Lending Library, Discussion Forum, Photo Album and Buy-Sell-Trade.

Celebrating Our 30th Anniversary!

2014 marked the 30th Anniversary of the club's 1984 founding in Owatonna, Minnesota. It's fitting this special convention was held in Bloomington, a suburb of Minneapolis, only a short distance north of Owatonna. Here founder Lorraine Kniefel lights one of 30 candles commemorating this event. You're invited to view our updated PHOTO ALBUM with images of the Convention!

The International Congress of Iron Collectors is coming to the USA in September 2015! Now is the time to start planning ahead for this important event. You'll find UPDATED Details, Registration Forms and a Preview Slideshow at the top of the page under the Tab International Congress.


Officers 2014 - 2015

  Marianne Vandenberk ~ President
Jerry Marcus ~ Secretary Treasurer
Ken Broman ~ Librarian
  Jay Raymond ~ Editor, Pressing News
Lynn Rosack ~ Webmaster

Attention PITCA Members:
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