Pewter Finds

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  1. JimB

    JimB Picking it up slowly. Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I just realized that we don’t have a pewter thread.

    Found these while vacationing, overpaid at $15 but it’s not like I can come back and get them next week when they get marked down.

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  2. JimB

    JimB Picking it up slowly. Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    First post was 4.5lbs.

    Today came across 2.9lbs paid $8

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    So what's it for? Not really a precious metal and I know you're not serving iced tea out of that.
     
  4. JimB

    JimB Picking it up slowly. Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Pewter is mostly tin with some lead, copper, etc. It is added to lead when casting to make the molds fill out better. Can buy tin, but it’s $15+ per lb.

    Lots of stuff that people call pewter is actually cast aluminum, so the hunt for the real stuff can be entertaining from time to time.
     
  5. Namerifrats

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    I rarely pay more than a dollar per lb for it. Never buy the candle holders. 80% of the weight is not pewter. They have weighted bases. I have maybe 25lbs of pewter ingots, all in 2oz ingots, and another 8lbs or so to be smelted when I get up to 15lbs agian. Cleaned everything out in my area for a 20 mile radius a while back. Lol So I have to let the supply build back up.
     
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  6. JimB

    JimB Picking it up slowly. Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Yeah I only bought this candle holder because it has a solid base. A dollar a pound is crazy good.

    I’m actually going to Denver CO for a few days, gonna see what I can find between hiking and drinking and of course some real business.
     
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    Picked up this set today at a sale. Most is made in Holland except the pitcher (France) and the stack of small trays. Haven’t weighed it yet. 610AA31E-2336-4BA3-B5F0-131E91ADC726.jpeg
     
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  8. JimB

    JimB Picking it up slowly. Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Been hard to scrounge during the pandemic, but I was able to find 99lbs today, I think this will hold me for a while.


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    So you're the reason I can't find any...............................