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Thread: Most you will pay for pewter?

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    It's gotta be cheap, especially if you factor in all the pewter-like items you buy that are not pewter
    ask me how I know

    anyway, most of what I've bought, candle sticks and belt buckles and such, I buy at garage sales, I try to not spend for than 50 an item

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    I haven't seen any pewter for a buck out here in the San Francisco Bay Area except a thimble and a 1 1/2 " tall mini beer mug.

    I'm guessing it's regional? The more around the lower the price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin c View Post
    I haven't seen any pewter for a buck out here in the San Francisco Bay Area except a thimble and a 1 1/2 " tall mini beer mug.

    I'm guessing it's regional? The more around the lower the price?
    Regional: I've never been to San Francisco, but I expect the cost of living is much higher than rural Minnesota. So I suspect, for a thrift store to stay in business in the Bay area, prices would have to be higher and I suspect there is higher traffic in those stores, as to command those higher prices.

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    Good point. It's true that I generally pay more at Goodwill, which has overhead, and also has the time to see if the item moves at their higher price, than I do at estate sales, where there is just the desire to sell everything in the one or two days of the sale.

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    I'll pay up to $4 a pound. The thrift store near me has pewter quit often, so I just wait until I find a good priced item.

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    i wouldn't know pewter if it run up and bit me in the ***. is it stamped PEWTER on stuff like old cups or does it have a symbol?
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    Theres a good sticky about pewter pictures and hallmarks that can tell you more than you want to know. There is a learning curve to it, for sure!

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    My average cost for this past year's pewter accumulation was $3.74/ lb. I used to stay under $3 but lately it's gotten sparse.

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