In The News: a German newspaper article discussing the 2018 International Congress.

Images from the 2018 International Congress of Iron Collectors in Bavaria, Germany.

The Balestri Collection Photo Album contains images from the pre-convention auction. See also the 2018 Convention Photo Album.

PITCA membership includes a subscription to the Pressing News. Our latest issue, published September 2018, contains the following in-depth articles:

  • Make-Do Irons
  • A Curated Tour of American Steam Irons
  • Early History of Irons in North America
  • Dudley Fluting Machine

Interested in seeing a copy? View a past issue of the Pressing News.

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Learn more about the many benefits of joining our organization. We look forward to adding you to our growing fellowship of collectors!

PITCA Officers 2018 ~ 2019


Donna Vanover ~ President

Jerry Marcus ~ Secretary/Treasurer

Jay Raymond ~ Editor, Pressing News

Jackie Lind ~ Librarian

Lynn Rosack ~ Webmaster

Member Updates for SEPTEMBER 2018

We honor the memory of Lorraine Kniefel, the founder of our organization, who passed away on August 8th. Our tribute to Lorraine and her life appears in the September Pressing News.

In the Members Only section this month:

* The September edition of Pressing News is available for reading and printing. 

* "Collectible Photography: Equipment, Technique, Hints, Suggestions and Tips" by Ed Rosack was added at Bonus Materials.

* There's a new post in the Forum as of 8/30/18.

* The PITCA Picture Directory has been updated.

* PITCA continues to add new members! They are listed at Club Directory.

* Please Print Flyers and distribute to friends and local antique outlets to advertise PITCA.

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

9/8/18: The Webmaster is in the process of adding Google Translate to all pages of this website. This update will proceed from left to right in the tabs. Please allow 2 weeks for completion.


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