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Offline C. Perry Rapier

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Re: Griswold No. 40 Catalog Reprints 4 sale
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2017, 12:36:29 PM »
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Do you have a full set of catalog reprints or know anyone who does

Hello Farold. Now Farold, you ask a hard question. WHY do you do this?  ;D

Well its like this. No, I don't know anybody that has a whole set of Griswold Catalog Reprints. I'd say nobody has. If somebody had one, I'd know about it.  ;)

And as far as who has the most Griswold Catalog Reprints, that would probably be me. But I'll tell you this. If I had get rid of all of them and I could only keep one, it would be the 1895/96 Griswold Catalog. Its not only a 'Griswold Catalog Reprint'. Its a 'Salesmans Catalog' complete with all the descriptions and the prices. ALSO, aluminum cookware was introduced with this catalog.

At one time aluminum was worth more than gold because the extraction process was so expensive and labor intensive. In fact only Royalty like Kings and Queens and Heads of State used aluminum utensils. BUT, around 1891-92 all of that changed forever because a CHEAP extraction process for aluminum was discovered. And so the market went wild for aluminum. And poor people who could not even afford to own a spoon or fork made out of aluminum could now afford an aluminum tea kettle, a dutch oven, a roaster, all made and introduced by Griswold with this catalog. AND, thats only part of the catalog. Its worth owning for just the Aluminum section alone.

I spent a small fortune having these catalogs reprinted. And I have made my tongue sore from licking stamps to go on manila envelopes to send out catalogs. So I have got all my money back and made a little too. SO, my point is I don't care if I sell another one of these catalogs or not.  :o

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Re: Griswold No. 40 Catalog Reprints 4 sale
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2017, 07:46:29 AM »
Well, I know if one of those catalogs gets to a specific person on FB, then the market will be gone FOREVER, as he makes a PDF of it and gives it out for free. There's a mob of these folks out there and want everything for free.  They seem to think that there are thousands of these catalogs out there and they should be freely shared, no matter how much you might spend to try and help fellow collectors understand better the hobby.
  I'm so glad that I never made any copies/reprints of the many old original catalogs that I bought (that one Phillips & Buttorff catalog had several hundreds of pages).   They are now safe in several collectors hands. FB has ruined the hobby IMHO.

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Do you have a full set of catalog reprints or know anyone who does

Hello Farold. Now Farold, you ask a hard question. WHY do you do this?  ;D

Well its like this. No, I don't know anybody that has a whole set of Griswold Catalog Reprints. I'd say nobody has. If somebody had one, I'd know about it.  ;)

And as far as who has the most Griswold Catalog Reprints, that would probably be me. But I'll tell you this. If I had get rid of all of them and I could only keep one, it would be the 1895/96 Griswold Catalog. Its not only a 'Griswold Catalog Reprint'. Its a 'Salesmans Catalog' complete with all the descriptions and the prices. ALSO, aluminum cookware was introduced with this catalog.

At one time aluminum was worth more than gold because the extraction process was so expensive and labor intensive. In fact only Royalty like Kings and Queens and Heads of State used aluminum utensils. BUT, around 1891-92 all of that changed forever because a CHEAP extraction process for aluminum was discovered. And so the market went wild for aluminum. And poor people who could not even afford to own a spoon or fork made out of aluminum could now afford an aluminum tea kettle, a dutch oven, a roaster, all made and introduced by Griswold with this catalog. AND, thats only part of the catalog. Its worth owning for just the Aluminum section alone.

I spent a small fortune having these catalogs reprinted. And I have made my tongue sore from licking stamps to go on manila envelopes to send out catalogs. So I have got all my money back and made a little too. SO, my point is I don't care if I sell another one of these catalogs or not.  :o
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Re: Griswold No. 40 Catalog Reprints 4 sale
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2017, 11:44:41 PM »
I'm glad I got my copies before Perry got out of the catalog business.

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Re: Griswold No. 40 Catalog Reprints 4 sale
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2017, 11:51:42 PM »
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I'm glad I got my copies before Perry got out of the catalog business.

Hello Jim. I have about a dozen left. In fact this thread made me go look. I have bought every cast iron reprint that I can lay my hands on. And I have at least fifty full size catalogs. And I don't know where one would go to get one if they wanted one. So yes Jim, you were good to get yours. Like I said, I have fifty, at least, I never counted them. But if I had to keep one and throw the rest away, I'd keep the 1895 book. It contains what collectors are chasing today. I know of one piece that was found because of that book. And its the only one that I have ever seen, in a book or otherwise.

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Re: Griswold No. 40 Catalog Reprints 4 sale
« Reply #24 on: June 04, 2017, 10:00:02 AM »
Hi Perry,
 Are these catalogs still available.
Thanks
Valerie

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Re: Griswold No. 40 Catalog Reprints 4 sale
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2017, 11:45:54 PM »
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Hi Perry,
 Are these catalogs still available.
Thanks
Valerie


Hello Valerie. For you, yes they are still available.  :)