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 270 members from the United States plus Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Spain and Switzerland. Between gathering at Regional Meetings and attending our Annual Convention we stay connected through our Quarterly Newsletter (which became available to members online in March 2015), this Website and Facebook.
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. Some images on our website can be enlarged: 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: Buy-Sell-Trade, Directory, Forum, Library, Photos and Pressing News.
The 2015 International Congress of Iron Collectors, held September 3-6, 2015 in Newton New Jersey, was a wonderful experience.
Daily reports from the International Congress were posted our PITCA Facebook page.
Photographs were taken at each event. Once all photos have been processed and posted in an album online, those who attended the Congress will be contacted with instructions for viewing and downloading the images.
A summary of the International Congress appears in the September 2015 issue of Pressing News.
Click Here for newspaper coverage of the convention in New Jersey!
MEMBERS: Our private "Members Only" section is for your exclusive use! Be sure to check out Buy-Sell-Trade and the Forum each time you visit. Directions for posting are at the bottom of each page.
Dues paying PITCA Members: Website Sign-Up info.