Past Auctions

~ Past Auctions and Prices Realized ~

Since values fluctuate over time the Prices Realized may not reflect current Value.
Instead, Past Auctions provide a glimpse into the collections of others and to what is considered collectible.
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The Mary Balestri Collection * 7/12/18


was sold at auction

July 12, 2018 

preceding the 2018 PITCA Convention in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Auctioneer: Hartzell Auction Gallery

PRICES REALIZED on Live Auctioneers 

This auction of items from Mary Balestri's collection contained over 500 wonderful irons in many styles. It included Rare Gophering "snake" Charcoal Irons, Tailoring, Combination, Fluters, Electric, Box, Detachable Handle, Goffering, Liquid Fuel, Amazok, Swans, Polishing, Sad and many more Irons. 

Dr. Raymond Thomas Collection * February, April & May, 2018

Dr. Thomas of Phoenix, Arizona amassed a wonderful iron collection of over 1,000 hand selected pieces. The collection was auctioned in 3 sessions by Bennett's Premiere Auctions Group of Ashland, Ohio.
Auction #1 ended on February 25, 2018. Prices Realized
Auction #2 ended on April 7, 2018. Prices Realized
Auction #3 ended on May 5, 2018. Prices Realized

Bonham's (London), Wrought Iron Trivet * 3/28/18

Sold for £ 2,125 (US$ 3,022) including buyer's premium.
Bonham's, London, Bond Street

28 Mar 2018, 11:00 BST

Item #413

Duane Garrett Pressing Iron and Trivet Auction * 11/2017 & 2/2018

This amazing collection of antique and vintage pressing irons and trivets was acquired from all over the world. There were over 1,700 irons as well as other related items. The Auctioneer was 208 Auctions LLC of Nampa, Idaho.

Phase I of the auction ended on 11/16/17. Here are the Prices Realized.

Phase II of this auction ended on 2/01/18. Here are the Prices Realized.

Lorraine Kniefel Iron Auction * 11/13/17

Private Collection of Pressing Irons and Antique Laundry Items
owned by Lorraine Kniefel of Owatonna, Minnesota
Founder of the club for Pressing Iron and Trivet Collectors of America


Auction was presented by Fahey Sale of Glencoe, MN.

This auction ended on 11/13/17. Here are the Prices Realized.

Auction included U.S. and foreign irons, the "Owatonna" iron, the "Bill Glover" iron, Lionstone whiskey decanter with tailor, silver chafing dish heated by an iron, framed advertisements for early 1900's irons, figurines, children's laundry toys, "Tiggy-Winkle" items, Black Americana memorabilia, wash day relics, fairy lamp candle holders, and more.

Vintage Antique Iron Sale * 7/27/17

The Vintage Antique Iron Sale Catalog with Prices Realized is available on LiveAuctioneers.

The Charles Herrick Fluter Collection * 4/29/17

Conestoga Auction Company * 12/3/16

Link to color Auction Catalog

Mangle: Lot 235

Irons: Lots 359-385

Trivets: Lot 373

Link to LiveAuctioneers Prices Realized

Conestoga Auction Company, 768 Graystone Road, Manheim, PA 17545

Fine Art, Antiquities & Antique Auction * 5/01/16

Click Here to see all auction images on Live Auctioneer.

Sold by William J. Jenack Auctioneers on Live Auctioneers for $6000: the original US Patent Model for the Barnes Swan-On-Swan Sad Iron, patented December 11, 1877. Height 4.5" and length 6.5". The attached note stated it was found in the debris of the Patent Office Fire of 1877.

Robert Fears Collection * 3/11/16

The Robert Fears Collection had a number of irons and trivets listed.

Bidding was Online & Live in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.

Click Here for images of the 30 iron lots and the prices realized.

Click Here for images the 2 trivet lots and the prices realized.

William Fink Collection * 12/28/15

Fahey Auctions: William Fink Collection of Irons & Trivets

CLICK HERE for Prices Realized.

Roth Collection of Early American Iron * 2014

This auction was held by Skinner Auctions in August and October, 2014. 

Be sure to view the wonderful Trivets on pages 10-16!

Skinner- Roth Auction

Click Here for Prices Realized

Pressing Iron Collection of Leo & Nina Smith * 7/24/14

500 Lots of Antique & Collectible Pressing Irons and Related Items

Location: The Hilton Hotel Airport Mall of America, 3800 American Blvd East, Bloomington, Minnesota 55425, USA

Prices Realized are posted on Proxibid

Burchard Galleries * 3 Lots * 1/26/14

A collection of irons was sold at absolute Auction in Florida on Sunday, January 26th.

2528 30th Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL 33713

Click on the Photos to Enlarge.

Above: Lot 1381
19th C LAUNDRY STOVE IRON HEATER. Flat top cast iron sold with 7 irons, measures 28'' tall, the top is 10'' dia.
Price Realized: $450


Above: Lot 1382
CAST IRON LAUNDRY STOVE HEATER: Rectangular shape with trivet top, hold 6 irons. Sold with a Chappee #4 flat iron. Measures approx. 10'' tall x 11'' x 6.5''.
CONDITION: With wear, all but one support post gone.
Price Realized = $300


Above & Below: Lot 1383
LIFETIME COLLECTION OF PRESSING IRONS: Approx. 70 pieces to include goffering irons, flat irons, children irons, travel and fuel irons. Names you will see are Acme Carbon Iron, Le Parisiene, JF Wood, Pluto by Consolidated Electric, Ever Ready, Bugolette, Cinderella, Paris, Golden. Sold with reference books and the consignors' personal photos and notes. This is more than a collection, this was a passion.
Price Realized: $1,100

Bunch Auctions * 2 Estate Collections * 10/07/13

William Bunch Auctions
& Appraisals, LLC
Iron Auction
October 7, 2013
One Hillman Drive
Chadds Ford, PA 19317

This October 7, 2013 Auction included 2 Estate Iron & Trivet collections.
See Lot numbers 7001 - 7247.

Bunte Auctions * Brass Trivets * 9/29/12

BUNTE Auctions Royal Bayreuth & Collectibles Saturday, September 29th, 2012
Lots 156-222 were all Brass Trivets.

Robert Borsch Pressing Iron & Trivet Collection * 9/23/10

Trivet collectors! Be sure to view the auction listings! This was an amazing collection.

Robert Borsch Pressing Iron & Trivet Collection Auction
Live Auctioneers, September 23, 2010

9/10/10 article about this Auction: Irons & Trivets In Chadds Ford Sale

John & Nancy Upchurch Collection * 12/13/08

The John & Nancy Upchurch Collection
December 13, 2008
This was an amazing lifetime collection presented by LiveAuctioneers with a wide variety of fine antiques & collectibles. Some of the cast iron trivets offered were quite rare.

Horseshoe Plaque Trivets, #2354-2364, on page 18.
Trivets (including Rimbys), #2482-2496, on page 24-25.

Here's a List of Prices Realized on the Trivets only.

The Gene & Jerry Mosholder Collection * 6/28/08

Old Barn Auction, LLC, Findlay, Ohio
Presented by Live Auctioneers

The Old Barn Auction is proud to announce the wonderful collection of Sad Irons & Trivets of Mr. Eugene Mosholder from Florida. This auction is scheduled for June 28, 2008 at 10:00 AM EASTERN TIME. He has been collecting for a long time and has accumulated some great items. This collection will satisfy the beginner to the most advanced and experienced collectors.

Old Barn Auction * Mini Irons & Trivets * 5/08/05

On Friday, April 8, 2005 Old Barn Auction featured the Collection of Miniature Irons & Trivets from Bob & Jackie Stewart of South Dakota. This collection consists of 400 lots for the beginner to the most advance collector.

The prices realized are posted with each image.

Stewart Collection of Mini Irons & Trivets