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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 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 in 40 states plus Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Romania, Spain, Switzerland and The Netherlands. Although the majority of members attending meetings reside in the United States, each year we welcome a few who travel from around the world to attend our Annual Convention!

There is No Public Sign Up to view our website. You are invited to explore the various Tabs containing information pertaining to Irons, Trivets and other Laundry Day Collectibles.

Whether you are a Novice or Expert collector you're invited to Join PITCA! Besides many other benefits, membership enables website Sign Up access to the hidden sub-tabs under Members: Directory, Lending Library, Discussion Forum, Photo Album and Buy-Sell-Trade.

Featured Image for April 2014: "Burning Shame, Cold Comfort" Enterprise Victorian Trade Card, circa 1880.

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1984 ~ 2014

In remembrance of our past president and friend Cathy Leighton who passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014. Members ~ join us in the Forum.


Officers 2013 - 2014

Walt Karney ~ President
Jerry Marcus ~ Secretary Treasurer
Ken Broman ~ Librarian
Buck Carson ~ Editor, Pressing News
Lynn Rosack ~ Webmaster

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