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Wed - Sun, 10 - 5
(plus Monday Holidays)
OUR 1ST FLEA MARKET OF
THE SEASON IS
SAT & SUN, JULY 20 & 21
10 AM - 5 PM
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Did you know?
Metals fall into three categories: pure metals, plated ware, and alloys.Pure metals (i.e., precious & base metals) are used ?as is? because they areboth attractive and strong. The most commonly known pure metals are gold, silver, copper, and iron.Plated ware metals are produced by heat fusing or electroplating a thin coat of one metal onto another.Silver plate is the most common type of plated ware. Alloys are mixtures of cheapand expensive metals. Alloys are normally stronger than pure metals and more economical.
Bronze, one of the oldest alloys, was originally produced by blending copper and tin.
Pewter, an alloy of tin, lead and sometimes copper and antimony, was very popular in the late 1800’s.
Brass, also an alloy, is commonly made by combining copper with either tin or zinc. Metal ware’s
durability has meant that many older items are still available at reasonable prices. Cooking utensils,
candlesticks, and oil lamps were commonly made of metal because of its heat-resistant quality.
For the novice and even the knowledgeable collector, metals may be hard to identify,
especially if they’re dirty or corroded. Pewter can be confused with silver,
although it is heavier and even when polished, it will look darker. Pewter does not rust,
but will darken with age and its darkened color (patina) is highly valued.
Brass's bright yellow color makes it easier to identify, except when it’s heavily
tarnished to brown or greenish black. Copper is quite soft, so most older pieces come
with dents and scratches. It also corrodes easily. Cast iron (from molds) and wrought iron
(beaten into shape) both are identified by their heavy weight and dull black color.
It is brittle and rusts easily. Items similar to the copper, brass, pewter and iron groupings
found here are currently available at our antiques shop and on our online antiques store.
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