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Ron Gilliland
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First Wagner find
Apr 25th, 2017 at 4:30am
 
I'm a newbie and would like some feedback on a Wagner I found over the weekend for $8. It's not cracked,dinged,etc just need some clean up. I know this is easy for the experts just wanna learn how old maybe and worth? Thanks!!
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Re: First Wagner find
Reply #1 - Apr 25th, 2017 at 5:18am
 
Hi Ron!  Welcome to WAGS...

What you have there is a Wagner Stylized Smooth Bottom with C/N (catalog number) circa 1935 to 1959.

The number 8 (ps.. the last of the 4 numbers is the size) is one of the more common sizes, so you did okay at $8.00..

A perfect, excellent, cleaned and restored #8 might bring $30 or so...

Lots of folks forget that finding them in the wild is "buyer assumes all risks"  Smiley Smiley

Here's hoping that it cleans up nicely, with no warp in or out, etc Wink

I probably would have given $8 if I didn't already have more of those than I can remember...  Grin
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Reply #2 - Apr 25th, 2017 at 12:14pm
 
I think you did great for $8!! Around here, if it says Wagner on it, they always jack up the price. Probably $40 or $45. A Griswold in that size, is usually around $65. Of course, we see tons of BSR and Lodge around here and not as many Wagners and Griswolds. Pricing also depends on where you find it. If it is an antique mall, the prices are higher. If it is a single owner shop out in a small town, prices are lower.
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Re: First Wagner find
Reply #3 - Apr 25th, 2017 at 4:13pm
 
I found it at an estate sale that was kinda put together in a hurry. It was setting off to itself with other odds and ends in the living room. I guess I got lucky.
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Re: First Wagner find
Reply #4 - Apr 26th, 2017 at 3:21am
 
Welcome to WAGS, Ron.  You will find that sometimes luck is what collecting cast iron is all about.
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Reply #5 - May 20th, 2017 at 2:15am
 
After doing some stripping down to the bare metal I found an "F" stamped on the underside of the handle toward the base. I suppose this is some type of indicator?
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Reply #6 - May 20th, 2017 at 2:30am
 
Most likely a Pattern mark that may have been used to indicate the position on the pattern, or some other indicator for the manufacturer...
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