Collecting Antique Pewter, What to Look For and What to Avoid. 

By the Pewter Collectors' Club of America and the John Carl Thomas Memorial Book Committee.

Published Fall 2006

From the Dust Jacket:

This book was written and published by the Pewter Collectors? Club of America (PCCA) to help educate present and future collectors about the pleasures and pitfalls of collecting antique pewter.

While many books about pewter currently exist, the authors of this volume have turned their attention to an aspect of collecting pewter that is often overlooked:  ?Fakes, Forgeries and Reproductions?.  The PCCA?s study collection of fakes, forgeries and reproductions offers readers an in-depth review of this topic.

The late John Carl Thomas, to whom this book is dedicated, was an author, a dealer in antique pewter, past president of the PCCA and one of the foremost authorities on American pewter.  John was instrumental in the establishment of the club?s study collection.  His comments about this important collection form the basis for much of the descriptive text throughout this portion of the book.  The PCCA hopes that by studying the numerous pieces illustrated from that collection, collectors will be better able to identify and avoid items that are not true antiques.

The book begins with the positive side of collecting antique pewter. ?Collecting & Connoisseurship? highlights the different criteria used to evaluate and distinguish period pewter, and provides readers with the basic knowledge to become more discerning collectors.

This chapter is followed by the subject of  ?Construction & Fabrication?.  Here, the various methods, tools and materials used to manufacture pewter are discussed and illustrated.

Collecting antique pewter can be a very rewarding and highly educational experience.  The PCCA believes this volume will be an important tool for those wishing to learn more about this fascinating metal.

How to order this book 

Existing members of the PCCA, as of 1/01/07, should have received their free copy of the book.

New members joining PCCA after 1/01/07 will receive a free copy of this book as a benefit of joining PCCA.  Anyone wishing to join PCCA may email the Membership Chair for more information. email PCCA Membership

Active members in good standing who wish to order additional copies for family members, gifts to friends or libraries, may order them for a MEMBER ONLY discount price of $10.00 each plus shipping and handling of $10.50 for a total of $20.50 for one copy or $30.50 for two copies.  Members who may want to order more than two copies should contact Wayne Hilt for other shipping arrangements and a quote.

Non-members of PCCA are encouraged to check with your local bookseller for copies.

Retail establishments who may wish to order multiple copies of this book for resale should contact Wayne Hilt for information.

To place an order for Collecting Antique Pewter, make your check out for the correct amount, as shown above, payable to "PCCA" and mail to:

John Latch
P.O. Box 536
Intervale, NH 03845-0536

In addition to your return address, please include a telephone number or good email address in case there are any questions about your order.

The books are being shipped via UPS, for aditional questions, email John Latch