What is Pewter ?

Antique Pewter is a metal alloy composed primarily of tin with varying amounts of copper, antimony, bismuth and sometimes lead.

It was first used in the manufacture of vessels by the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, and other ancient civilizations.

In Europe, pewter was utilized extensively from medieval times through the 18th century when pottery and porcelain replaced it as the materials of choice for serving food and drink.

Pewter was also made and used in great quantities throughout North America from the colonial period to the 1860s.

What is the PCCA?



The Pewter Collectors' Club of America is an organization composed of over 600 individuals, museums, and historical societies throughout the world interested in collecting antique pewter from America, England, Europe, and Asia. Founded in 1934 and incorporated in 1977, the club encourages research and discussion on pewterers, their marks, their lives, working periods, and locations.  The PCCA does not buy, sell or appraise  pewter, however individual members may do so but without endorsement or recommendation from the club. 

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The Spring 2022 PCCA National Meeting

Bhuban The Spring 2022 PCCA National Meeting will be held IN PERSON from May 20th to May 22nd at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, MA.

1st VP Eric Lanka has reserved 25 rooms at the same rate established two years ago. Reservation at the Inn can be made by calling (413) 298-5545. Make sure to inform the desk you are a PCCA member to receive the discounted rate. A limited number of handicapped accessible rooms are available.

This meeting features a special visit to the nearby Norman Rockwell Museum on Saturday morning with a docent-assisted tour. Eric is making the final touches to the meeting program now and more details will be available soon.

So let's all gather this spring in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains!

The Collection of Don and Trish Herr

Much of the collection of long-time PCCA members Don and Trish Herr, including many important pieces of pewter, will be offered by Pook & Pook, Inc., in Downingtown, PA, June 9th and 10th, 2022. For a brief summary of the pewter offerings and photos of some of the important pieces, click here.

Explore Our Site

For additional information on the PCCA and on American Pewter, including a brief history, a glossary, an excellent comprehensive bibliography and much more, explore our site.  Click on "About Pewter" at the top or the
"Resources & Links" for additional links of interest.

 

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