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    Scored two International Pewter saltshakers for about 4.25 total out the door. Assuming the plastic inserts don't weigh much, that's about $6.80 a pound.




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    My experience with salt shakers is that there is a very thin pewter covering over the glass or plastic. Worse yield than weighted candlesticks.
    My Straight Shooters thread:
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...raight-shooter

    The Pewter Pictures and Hallmarks thread:
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...-and-hallmarks

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    I'd save them as salt shakers very little pewter and I like the industrial look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grmps View Post
    I'd save them as salt shakers very little pewter and I like the industrial look.
    Good catch, glad I didn't bust them open. Are they likely lead-free/food safe?

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    The plastic stoppers would mean they are modern food service pewter and lead free.
    My Straight Shooters thread:
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...raight-shooter

    The Pewter Pictures and Hallmarks thread:
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...-and-hallmarks

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    I have a set of shakers as well, about 12 ounces together, 4" tall, 2" across. Looking close after I got them (part of a big lot), I doubt that there's even three ounces of pewter over the plastic cores of both.

    Taking apart candlesticks and glass bottomed mugs is a hassle, but these look an order of magnitude worse for an order of magnitude less pewter. Off to Goodwill they go.

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    Picked these up at the Salvation Army store today. The plate is marked Royal Holland Pewter and weighs in at 1 lb 9 oz. The dragon is unmarked and comes in 9 oz. He passes the bend test and LOOKS like pewter. Even if he's not, the plate alone is worth what I paid for it all, $8.11 out the door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyponie View Post
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    Nice stash. That one on the bottom right should be fun. I've found some that are "shiny" that were great and then I've found a bunch that were that same pattern but dark gray like the octagonal pot on the back left that were not pewter even though they had an angel in a circle blowing a horn. I'm curious and hope it's the good stuff.

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ID:	207594 jsizemore, I hope that they all are the real thing as well. The only one that I wasn't 95% sure on was the darker candle stick that is above and to the right of the biggest plate. It has no markings at all but sure bends, scratch's and sounds like pewter. I attached photos of marks that I did not remember throughout this thread. Hope it helps. I already have 45lbs of ingoted/coined pewter in my stash but you all have me hooked on finding this stuff. Thanks a lot!
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    Sure looks to be pewter, German pewter, I found this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zinn "Zinn is a German occupational surname, which means someone who works with tin, a tin blacksmith"

    Any questionable pieces I'd melt separately by itself, be a shame to ruin a pot of pewter from one bad piece. I had a couple of those knock off pewter frames that sure looked and bent like pewter but it snaps off like zinc, I soaked small pieces in acid and after 24 hours they turned black so something was in the mix, they went in the trash and now I only buy marked pewter.
    Be careful what you wish for!

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    Fortunately for us most stuff that looks like pewter melts at a higher temp. Mind the melt temp and test a corner to see how quickly it melts. I keep my melt under 500degF. I've got a couple pieces of Italian "pewter" with PELATRO 95% cast into the side. Except for the dark gray color and slick finish it looks like old slightly leaded "ley" pewter but is zink through and through.

    I'm glad your stuff was all good cp.

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