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 members from the United States plus Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Spain and Switzerland. We stay connected through regional meetings, the annual convention, this website, Facebook and our quarterly newsletter (available to members online since March 2015).

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: Buy-Sell-Trade, Member Directory, Discussion Forum, Library, Photos and our online magazine Pressing News.

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

We look forward to adding you to our growing fellowship of collectors and invite you to Join PITCA!

Featured Image: an amazing collection of Janis Iro Cases.

Visitor Updates ~ May 2016

Pre-Convention Iron Auction on 8/4/16: Open to the Public and broadcast live on the internet.

2016 PITCA Convention 8/5/16 & 8/6/16: Info and Registration Form

Not yet a member of PITCA? Join us and attend the 2016 Convention in Columbus, Ohio! There will be numerous activities during the convention. You will pay your annual PITCA dues as you register for the convention.

Details and photographs from the 2015 International Congress are posted at the Int Congress tab.

PITCA Member Updates ~ May 2016

* Please submit your Convention Registration ASAP. 2016 Convention Registration & Dues Renewal is posted under the Events tab.

* Our 2016-2017 Member Directory is available for viewing and printing under the Members Only tab.

* The March 2016 issue of Pressing News is posted under the Members Only tab.

* Don't yet have full website access? Sign-up info here

Officers 2015 - 2016

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