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About Trivets & Treasures
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About UsWelcome to my Ruby Lane shop! My name is Lynn Rosack and I collect trivets and pressing irons, laundry day collectibles, sterling silver souvenir spoons, Queen Victoria memorabilia and vintage Fenton art glass.
I partnered with Collector Books to publish The A-Z Guide To Collecting Trivets (2004) and The Expanded A-Z Guide To Collecting Trivets (2010). In 2008 I began the online blog Trivetology where I continue to post twice a month. I'm a member of the national organization Pressing Iron and Trivet Collectors of America (PITCA) where I serve as webmaster. I'm also the founder of the Facebook group The Trivet Collectors Network.
I'm downsizing again and have reopened my shop Trivets & Treasures. I'll be listing a variety of high quality, display ready trivets, irons, reference books, catalogs plus other interesting vintage and antique collectibles. All items come from my personal collection. I'll be adding new items on a daily basis, so check back frequently to see the latest offerings.
All my collectibles and packing materials are from a smoke-free, pet-free, socially distanced home. I've priced my items at my cost or below; insured, expedited shipping is included. I pack with utmost care and ship promptly once payment is received.
If you need any additional information before making a purchase, please email me.
Details specific to Metalware
Each trivet or stand is display ready unless otherwise noted in the item description. The height is measured from the top surface of the trivet/stand to the ends of the feet.
Cast Iron: I dust, then lightly buff my trivets with Glorifying-Antique, a liquid beeswax product that both beautifies and protects. No paint or blackening is ever applied to my cast iron.
Brass: I polish my brass trivets yearly or as needed. It was common for brass trivets to be polished only on the top, leaving the back untouched and dark with verdigris. I leave my antique trivets this way. It's also common to see a slight buildup of old polish within an openwork design.
Bronze and Copper: These metals build up a patina over time that adds to the value of the item. I rarely disturb the aged finish. A gentle buffing to remove dust is all most will need.