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Thread: Pewter haul- how is $8 for 3.9lbs?

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    Boolit Man Lakehouse2012's Avatar
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    Pewter haul- how is $8 for 3.9lbs?

    Picked up at salvation army today, $2/Lb seem alright?



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    Heck of a haul!
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    That's a great price as long as they're all pewter. Are they marked "pewter" on the bottom?

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    Even Quadraplate is ok, a couple of those seem brassy yellowish.
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    Don't they fall when you set them on the ceiling like that?
    They look too nice to melt. As far as scrap value. Tin is selling for $9.34 per lb today. So figure that the scrap is probably worth about $8 per lb, you got it at about 25% of the going rate. If I had that stuff I would research it to see if it has any value for being in the form it is in. as in antique or art etc. It just could be worth a lot more than the scrap price.
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    Maybe they are coin silver with gold washed interior made in the 17th century. If so it would be a shame to melt them and add them to lead.
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    Now you guys have me thinking.... I will do some research this weekend and try and find if they are worth more to someone else than to me as boolits LOL

    Thanks for all the replies!

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    When you are done with your research, enjoy your alloy sweetener. Nice score!
    My Straight Shooters thread:
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    The Pewter Pictures and Hallmarks thread:
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...-and-hallmarks

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    I'll say it again! I'm still envious of you guys that can find pewter. Congratulations on a good score, hope its all pewter!

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