Pressing Iron And Trivet Collectors Of America To Hold 34th Annual Convention

Pittsburgh, Pa., Will Host July 13 And 14 Event

June 8, 2018

Pittsburgh, Pa., will be the site of the Pressing Iron and Trivet Collectors of America convention on Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14. The host hotel will be the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry Township, Pa. There will be educational displays, lectures, and presentations, and a boat trip is planned. The convention will begin with the auction of the Mary Balestri collection on Thursday, July 12. The auction will include sadirons, fluters, goffering irons, stoves, and more. A “Myers Goat Iron” is among the expected highlights. The event is open to the public and will be conducted by Hartzell’s Auction Gallery.
The Pressing Iron and Trivet Collectors of America (PITCA), formerly known as The Midwest Sad Iron Collectors Club (MSICC), was founded in 1984 in Owatonna, Minn. The group was organized for the purpose of educational fellowship and study of sadirons and related items. Members hail from 42 states and numerous countries. Its quarterly newsletter, “Pressing News,” serves as an informational exchange on all things relating to pressing irons.
“Whether you have a collection of 9, 90, or 900 irons, you can share in the fellowship when club members meet at the annual convention to exchange information about their common hobby, as well as buy, sell, and trade irons, trivets, and other laundry-related items,” stated PITCA secretary/treasurer Jerry Marcus.
For more information about the club or the convention, call Jerry Marcus at 718-591-0927 or email


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