The Pewter Society was founded in 1918 as the Society of Pewter Collectors and is the second oldest society devoted to collecting specialised antiques.
Why you should join the Pewter Society
The Pewter Society consists of individuals, museums, academic institutions and historical societies from around the world, all interested in antique pewter, its makers and all aspects of its historical context. It is above all, a society of collectors, who come from all walks of life and whose interests cover the whole range of pewter wares.
What does the Pewter Society offer that you cannot obtain online or through other sources? A lot!
The Pewter Society Database of British & Irish makers and their marks is the most comprehensive record of its type. It supercedes all printed publications on the subject, is being constantly updated and it is only available to members! Carry the Database around with you via your mobile phone when visiting auctions, antiques fairs and antique shops.
The Pewter Society Journal is an internationally recognised publication produced twice a year containing articles on latest research by members and other aspects of antique pewter. Available only to members.
A biannual Pewter Society Newsletter with reports on meetings auctions, society activities and lighter articles from members.
Three meetings a year, including an AGM at Pewterers’ Hall in London and weekend meetings at locations across the country. Here you have the opportunity to listen to talks on a variety of subjects, view and handle lots of pewter and talk on an informal basis with other members, all happy to share their knowledge.
At the two main meetings, you can also buy and sell pewter and related books in the Society members’ auction.
Study visits to museums, etc. to view and handle reserve collections – visits have included The Fitzwilliam in Cambridge, the Mary Rose in Portsmouth and the V&A in London
Membership is the very best way to increase your knowledge and enjoyment of antique pewter.
And all this for just £35 a year for full membership*
*Full joint membership for two at the same address £40 pa. Membership fee does not include meeting costs. Associate Membership £30 pa (cannot attend meetings)