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It's not uncommon for pans of this brand to sell for to or so in some antique and second-hand stores.
When brand-new, these pans were sold in boxed sets: These photos were posted by Stephen Robinson to the Cast Iron Cooking group on June 21, 2014.
American Culinary continues to promote these modern-day Wagner cast iron pans, but there do not appear to be any pans in existence produced after the Wagner foundry shut down in 1999, other than the short-lived Chinese-made label seen above.
General Housewares sold the Wagner cast iron foundry to to Slyman Group in 1996.These pans are prone to warping at high heat, and because of this, collectors and users of cast iron cookware consider the "Wagner's 1891 Original" to be an inferior piece of iron.I've come across several of them myself in antique stores, and I find that if you lay a "Wagner's 1891 Original" pan on a flat surface, there's a chance that it could wobble due to a warped bottom.It is a relatively easy process to do a Google “images” search on the web for the words or markings on a piece to see if you can find a match.
Be as descriptive as you can when doing your search.It can be challenging to identify pieces that do not have clear maker’s marks on them. Here are tips to help you with your research as you venture into the world of vintage cast iron skillet identification.