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There are always people out there ready to take your money, even fraudulently.Any good collector’s organization tries to educate its members so costly mistakes don’t happen to them.Accordingly, skillets are typically built to take almost non-stop use, with cast iron being a favorite medium for manufacturers.In the second half of the 19th century, one particularly legendary cast-iron cookware maker was Griswold Manufacturing Company.In this illustration, the reproduction is shown on the left and the authentic Griswold “Erie No. The bright orange rust and the smaller size are tell-tale signs of the reproduction, making spotting the genuine “Erie” easy in this pair.I’d be the first to admit I’ve been fooled a few times and purchased reproductions in my quest to add to my growing collection of vintage cast iron cookware, especially when I was a new collector.One Griswold item especially difficult to locate is the Erie No.
Like all the L&W Book Sales books, this one suffers from mistakes and not the best photo quality.
One trait that happens when a foundry uses an authentic item to make a reproduction is what collectors call “shrinkage.” A new skillet mold made from an original skillet as a pattern will shrink a bit in the process. After a while, an expert learns the heft and style, almost at a glance. 5 side by side with an original, you’ll see the fake is slightly smaller but heavier.
Reproductions abound when people collect anything of rarity and value.
If you had an authentic skillet with you, you’d immediately see the difference; but let’s face it, if you’re looking for a difficult-to-obtain collector’s item, you won’t likely have a duplicate with you.
Learn to look for the tell-tale signs of a reproduction: poor casting, faint markings, orange rust and a “heavy” feel.
Now that I know better, I use reproductions I’ve bought to show people what not to buy.