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Mercury Glass: Encasing the Brilliance of Silver

Collection of seven antique mercury glass vessels selling for $750 at charish.com

Mercury glass is not all it is wrapped up to be as there is no actual mercury used in the encased silvered part of the glass, except during its first few years. While rumors abound regarding the danger of being poisoned when using tableware made with “mercury glass,” it is a myth that comes from […]

Antiques Peek: April 2019

Antiques Peek: April 2019

I Can See Clearly Now By Jessica Kosinski Glassware is commonplace in today’s society. We all have drinking glasses, wine glasses, and even bowls or other dishes made of glass. Many glass pieces may look nice, but they are not particularly special or valuable. An exception is lead crystal. Lead crystal is specially made and […]

Pewter: Is It Worth Anything?

Pewter: Is It Worth Anything?

by William Lipovsky, First Quarter Finance, firstquarterfinance.com Pewter is a metal alloy of tin and lead, but it’s mostly composed of tin. Tin prices generally fluctuate between $7 and $11 per pound. When selling for scrap, you can expect to get roughly 50% of the current price – so scrap pewter, therefore, is generally worth […]