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Cast Iron (general info) => How much is my item worth? => Topic started by: Mike Waldman on May 05, 2019, 08:38:59 AM

Title: Misspelled “Girswold” DO
Post by: Mike Waldman on May 05, 2019, 08:38:59 AM
I purchased this Griswold #9 slant DO in March from my local flea market. I didnt notice until I got home that the name was spelled wrong on the lid.  At first I thought I purchased a fake, but further research indicates it’s an authentic Griswold but a few were cast with the name spelled “Girswold”. How rare are they and what is the approximate value with this misspelling?  Thanks
Title: Re: Misspelled “Girswold” DO
Post by: Valerie Johnson on May 05, 2019, 06:07:42 PM
Appears to be cast with the whole mark raised as opposed to recessed
Title: Re: Misspelled “Girswold” DO
Post by: Cheryl Watson on May 12, 2019, 07:12:10 PM
Hello, Mike!

I have the same set, which was also one of my early finds!

The Slant Erie era appears to have been a transition time period where I've seen a number of 'different' things, including differences in casting quality etc.

Since finding mine, I have seen others.  I don't think the misspelling adds much, as far a valuation, unless for a person like me, that has decided that they like the odd ducks!