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Twenty-four families at Owatonna, Minnesota founded this group in 1984 as the Midwest Sad Iron Collectors Club. Over the years our group has grown 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 members from the United States plus Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Spain and Switzerland.

All information on our website is shared with the public with the exception of the hidden sub-tabs under Members Only, visible only to dues paying members.

Many images on our website can be enlarged: click once to enlarge; click twice to zoom in.

* It's almost time for our annual PITCA Convention * July 2017 * Pittsburgh, PA *

Never been to a PITCA Convention? Join the many who come year after year to see old friends and make new ones, to find good irons & trivets, to share knowledge and just to have an amazing time! Not yet a PITCA member? No problem ... Join Now!

Featured Image: British brass trivet with likeness of Field-Marshal Lord Roberts, circa 1902. Dimensions are 8 7/8 x 5 1/8" w/2 feet, 2 cleats and a center fire-bar support.

Benefits of Joining PITCA

1. Meet and network with other collectors.
2. Learn more about irons, trivets and related collectibles.
3. Protect your investment while promoting your hobby.
4. Receive the Pressing News 4x a year.
5. Gain access to the Members Only area of this website.
6. Borrow materials from the PITCA library.
7. Attend regional PITCA group meetings.
8. Be notified of upcoming auctions and private sales.
9. Attend the annual PITCA Convention.

We look forward to adding you to our growing fellowship of collectors! Click Here for a membership application.

One benefit of PITCA membership is access to the Pressing News, published quarterly. Each issue contains interesting information not found elsewhere as well as updates on member activities and ads. The June 2017 issue contains the following articles:

  1. Awakening Interest In Antique Pressing Irons
  2. How To Enjoy Your Collection
  3. My Blog, Trivetology
  4. Primitive Flat Irons
  5. Renaissance Of A Larger Iron

Upcoming Vintage Antique Iron Sale

An extraordinary auction will precede the 2017 PITCA Convention!

  • Preview: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
  • Auction: Thursday, July 27, 2017 @ 9:00 AM
  • Location: Marriott Hotel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Click Here for the auction flyer

Conducted by Hartzell's Auction Gallery, Inc.

The Vintage Antique Iron Sale Catalog is now available on LiveAuctioneers.

Member Updates * JULY 2017

* Complete your plans ASAP for attending the 2017 PITCA Auction & Convention on July 27-29 in Pittsburgh, PA.

* See the message at Members Only/Forum about bringing cookies for our convention Break Room.

* An updated member directory is being created. Your photo is needed! See more at Members Only/PITCA Picture Directory.

* The PITCA Lending Library has been updated and 10 reference materials added. Check it out at Members Only/Lending Library.

*The June 2017 issue of Pressing News is available for reading and printing. A Membership Renewal form for 2017-2018 is included.

* The Liquid Fuel Iron references under Members Only/Bonus Materials have been updated.

* Dues paying members: be sure to Sign Up for our website if you have not yet done so.


Officers 2016 - 2017

   Doug Denstedt ~ President
Jerry Marcus ~ Secretary Treasurer
  Jackie Lind ~ Librarian
  Jay Raymond ~ Editor, Pressing News
Lynn Rosack ~ Webmaster