Wow, when UserX first saw this it was thought that this was a bunch of skillets stuck in the back of a Macy's department store. If you look carefully you can see this is a room in someone's house. There are over 150 pieces pictured here. Notice that there are only 9 lids. Lids can be very tough to come by and often cost more than the skillet itself. Pyrex glass lids make good substitutes and often have a couple of advantages over the cast iron ones.
At the bottom of the picture there are seven recent manufacture Lodge skillets. Why? They're not exactly collector's items. To the back there is a cast iron wok. Don't bother; a hand hammered steel one is actually much better since the hammering marks make it easy to pull food off the hot area near the bottom and have it stay on the sides. They also heat up quicker and are easier to handle.
This is completely absurd! Is this really inside someone's home? If UserX had anything like this going on it is a sure bet that colleagues would be calling for an intervention. Guess it's better than jars of urine and old newspapers piled up in large stacks like something you might find in the Howard Hughes mansion from 60 years ago.
It must have taken some time to drag this collection out onto the front lawn. Perhaps the dog is pictured here as an emotional support companion in case either of these women get more than a hundred yards away from their precious collection.
There used to be a time when guys would take photos of their cars, now they're taking selfies with cast iron skillets. Don't know what this says about the male population. UserX is glad that he's limited his own to 25 pieces. A person really only needs 8 or 9 pieces including a handfull of various size skillets and perhaps a dutch oven.
Who are these people?
A collection of images from the Internet of people's private cast iron collections. Is it any wonder why old vintage and antique cast iron is so hard to find or the asking price for the ones that are for sale are so expensive?
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