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martin alum. 4 1/4 in.covered skillet
« on: August 08, 2008, 10:45:28 PM »
hi..i have a martin alum.covered skillet that measures 4 1/2 inches from spout to spout and 7 inches from handle to outside of skillet..is this a childs skillet or is it a salesmans sample..does it have any value? thanks  jimmy

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Re: martin alum. 4 1/4 in.covered skillet
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2008, 11:53:44 PM »
Could you post a picture of it?   It sounds like the ashtray that they made.   Real flat horizontal spouts?   If it is the ashtray,  value is about $10.00


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Re: martin alum. 4 1/4 in.covered skillet
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2008, 12:20:21 AM »
here is the pics and the spouts are not flat but look just like a normal skillet...thanks jimmy

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Re: martin alum. 4 1/4 in.covered skillet
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2008, 12:23:01 AM »
pic # 2

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Re: martin alum. 4 1/4 in.covered skillet
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2008, 12:24:05 AM »
pic # 3

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Re: martin alum. 4 1/4 in.covered skillet
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2008, 12:29:04 AM »
Jimmy, that's a toy safety skillet.  Is it aluminum, does a magnet stick to it?
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Re: martin alum. 4 1/4 in.covered skillet
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2008, 12:29:37 AM »
sorry about the color but the skillet is clean alum..the lid has a built in ridge that sits inside the skillet..the skillet has 3 post that stick up to keep the lid on..hope this helps you will...thanks jimmy

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Re: martin alum. 4 1/4 in.covered skillet
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2008, 12:31:25 AM »
no roger it doesnt stick..cast alum. would be my guess..any value ?

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Re: martin alum. 4 1/4 in.covered skillet
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2008, 12:33:02 AM »
The book says the black iron is valued at $150, but aluminum always brings less than the black iron.  
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Re: martin alum. 4 1/4 in.covered skillet
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2008, 12:35:50 AM »
thanks  i guess i did ok for 25 cents at a yard sale..what book are you looking in and how much less ? thanks

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Re: martin alum. 4 1/4 in.covered skillet
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2008, 12:39:15 AM »
Jimmy, you did just fine I'd say.  I'm looking in the book of Wagner and Griswold, the red book as it's called.  It usually brings 50-75% of cast iron value.  
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Re: martin alum. 4 1/4 in.covered skillet
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2008, 12:42:10 AM »
thanks roger..just a old disabled veteran here that loves to hunt bargins when i am able to get out of the house..jimmy

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Re: martin alum. 4 1/4 in.covered skillet
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2008, 12:50:06 AM »
Ohhh.................that is not anything that I was thinking.   That is pretty rare.   Thanks for posting pictures.   A picture is worth a thousand words.


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Re: martin alum. 4 1/4 in.covered skillet
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2008, 03:29:56 PM »
IMO That is a pretty rare piece even if it is in aluminum. You may want to solicit offers here, you may be surprised the return you would get for your quarter.
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Re: martin alum. 4 1/4 in.covered skillet
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2008, 09:28:59 AM »
Jimmy, I'll give you fifty dollars for it, so there, you know its worth that much.  ;) If you're interested, let me know? I'm just kinda getting you jump started here, but, if 50.00 will buy her, I'll take her.

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Re: martin alum. 4 1/4 in.covered skillet
« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2008, 06:06:55 PM »
I would give you $100.00 for it.   I have been on an aluminum kick lately.   Would LOVE to have this in the "stable"





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Re: martin alum. 4 1/4 in.covered skillet
« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2008, 07:23:49 PM »
I don't know of any piece made by Martin thats aluminum. Guess I do now! Didn't think the fooled with aluminum. Anyone know of another alum piece from Martin?
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Re: martin alum. 4 1/4 in.covered skillet
« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2008, 08:11:32 PM »
hi every 1..a couple of years ago i saw a whole set of this in a antique shop in the original martin wooden crate for $300.00 bucks..i said at the time that it sure was high..going back to that shop friday...i live in tupelo mississippi  only 65 miles from florence ala..thanks  and keep talking   some one will buy it...jimmy

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Re: martin alum. 4 1/4 in.covered skillet
« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2008, 11:54:18 AM »
Wonder what the odds are with a recast with someone using an original as a pattern?  Maybe it was a Martin experiment.  It certainly didn't get far from home if it was. Certanily unique.

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Re: martin alum. 4 1/4 in.covered skillet
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2008, 07:00:23 PM »
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Wonder what the odds are with a recast with someone using an original as a pattern?  Maybe it was a Martin experiment.  It certainly didn't get far from home if it was. Certanily unique.


Remember the Wagner 1891 toy set. IT ONLY CAME IN CAST IRON. However, the employees made it in aluminum anyway, and sold these sets to some members of WAGS who were fortunate enough to be at the first WAGS convention in 2003, SO, it is entirely possible here as well. What a company does and what it says it does is often two different things.