AUSTRALIA'S VERY OWN
CAMP OVEN COOKING IN AUSTRALIA (COCIA)
AND CAMPING CHAT FORUMS
WITH 'THE CAMP OVEN COOKS' - DEREK & MAGGIE BULLOCK
 
 
am
pm

East Australian Time - DST
Welcome, Guest.
If this is your first visit to COCIA, be sure to check out the many references on the Help Board. You will have to Login or Register, before you can post. Click the register TAB below to proceed or to start viewing messages, simply select the Board that you want to visit.

 
COCIA® Forum COCIA Website COCIA® On Youtube COCIA Photo Gallery Support

Forum Help Camp Oven Seasoning Heat Bead Calculator

SearchOur Members Member Map Login Me InRegister

 
 
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
Expensive Cast Iron (Read 139 times)
 
Oct 6th, 2019 at 10:10pm

Saltbush Bill   Offline
COCIA® Diamond Member
"WANTED 13 inch Metters
camp oven"
Joined: Dec 6th, 2008 at 5:57pm
Last online: Today at 7:47am

Lismore, New South Wales, Australia

Gender: male
Zodiac sign: Cancer
Posts: 2584
*****
 
Yesterday I went to a local auction, a fella who has been collecting various things for many years had decided it was time to sell up. Up for grabs was a lot of Oil related stuff , enamel signs , oil bottles and racks " Garaginalia" There was an extensive axe collection, many of these were quite rare and very collectable. There was train stuff ...huge lights from steam locos, boiler plates and parts of trains. There were Bullock Bells and cow bells....Collectable Tobacco Tins, Biscuit tins and lots lots more, in short something for most collectors.
Hidden in among  all of this stuff I found a couple of things that I thought I might like to add to my Camp oven collection.
One lot consisted of a tiny cast iron pot complete with tin lid and a tiny cast iron boiler enameled inside. The next lot in the auction was for a tiny cast iron Kettle. All of these things were what is known as "Salesmens Samples" tiny replicas of the real thing carried by salesmen in years gone by.
You can see by the hand holding them that they are not very big.
There have been times where Ive thought that I might have payed a little much for full sized camp ovens ....and wasn't quite sure what I should spend on these little things.
I dug around in my wallet and decided that $150 was my limit for the little Kettle.
I didnt even get to bid for that sort of money.....The Kettle sold for $800.
Forget the Saucepan and its little boiler mate to, they sold for $1100.
I think after that experience I'll stick to paying what some people consider way to much for real sized camp ovens.

 

pot.jpg (1613 KB | 4 )
pot.jpg
kettle_001.jpg (1634 KB | 4 )
kettle_001.jpg
IP Logged  
 
Advertisement
Heat Beads
Reply #1 - Oct 6th, 2019 at 10:52pm

Derek   Offline
COCIA® Owner
The "Camp Oven Cook"
Joined: Nov 10th, 2003 at 3:00pm
Last online: Today at 1:55pm

Lockyer Valley, Queensland, Australia

Gender: male
Mood:
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Posts: 13480
******
 
Wow, how neat are they.

A good find for sure.

Shame about the prices though.  Bugger.
 

Retired
Writer
Amateur Ornithologist (Twitcher)
Camp Oven Cook
Epicurean
IP Logged  
 
Reply #2 - Oct 7th, 2019 at 11:22am

Chally   Offline
COCIA® Diamond Member
I Love COCIA
Joined: Mar 15th, 2012 at 3:26pm
Last online: Today at 10:59am

Maryborough, Queensland, Australia

Gender: male
Posts: 2958
*****
 
Very nice but wow huge prices! The dollars needed to buy cast iron items of late has really gone above what mere mortals can spare.  Smiley

Jeff
 
IP Logged  
 
Reply #3 - Oct 7th, 2019 at 11:45am

Derek   Offline
COCIA® Owner
The "Camp Oven Cook"
Joined: Nov 10th, 2003 at 3:00pm
Last online: Today at 1:55pm

Lockyer Valley, Queensland, Australia

Gender: male
Mood:
Zodiac sign: Virgo
Posts: 13480
******
 
I got a message saying there is going to be an 18” Metters coming up on either Gumtree or eBay shortly.

Be interesting to see what it goes for.
 

Retired
Writer
Amateur Ornithologist (Twitcher)
Camp Oven Cook
Epicurean
IP Logged  
 
Advertisement
Heat Beads
Reply #4 - Oct 7th, 2019 at 8:33pm

poddy dodger   Offline
COCIA® Diamond Member
Joined: Jun 3rd, 2006 at 8:03am
Last online: Oct 15th, 2019 at 8:26pm

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Gender: male
Zodiac sign: Capricorn
Posts: 2685
*****
 
"Once upon a time", as most fairy tales started I never thought I'd see the day when $1,000 is accepted as normal for a good camp oven.
 

When I die I hope my missus doesn't sell my camp ovens  for what I told her I paid for them. pd
IP Logged  
 
Reply #5 - Oct 7th, 2019 at 9:57pm

Saltbush Bill   Offline
COCIA® Diamond Member
"WANTED 13 inch Metters
camp oven"
Joined: Dec 6th, 2008 at 5:57pm
Last online: Today at 7:47am

Lismore, New South Wales, Australia

Gender: male
Zodiac sign: Cancer
Posts: 2584
*****
 
This whole story has made me feel a lot happier about the amount I resently payed for a 17 inch CC HARDING oven Poddy. Grin
 
IP Logged  
 
Reply #6 - Oct 8th, 2019 at 10:49am

tadpole   Online
COCIA® Admin Team
I Love camping, fishing
and 4WDing
Joined: Mar 19th, 2016 at 7:11am
Last online: Today at 2:00pm

Pinjarra, WA, Western Australia, Australia

Gender: male
Mood:
Zodiac sign: Aquarius
Posts: 939
******
 
They'd look great sitting up on a mantelpiece. Those prices  Shocked
 
IP Logged  
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Facebook Twitter
Send Topic Print

Link to This Topic


CAMP OVEN COOKING AND CAMPING IN AUSTRALIA CHAT FORUMS Powered by YaBB 2.5 AE!
YaBB Forum Software © 2000-2019. All Rights Reserved.


Valid RSS Valid XHTML Valid CSS Powered by Perl Source Forge

Page completed in 3.6176 seconds.