About Us

Bette & Melvyn WolfWe started collecting American pewter in the 1960’s and still have not stopped. We began selling pewter, American, British and Continental and to a lesser degree other base metals in 1974. Our first antiques show was in 1975 and our last in November of 2019. We carried more pewter to shows than any other dealer ever.

We have never had an “open shop” but exhibited at antiques shows and have an active business through the mail, by phone, by e-mail and email blasts. We maintain an active “want” list for those looking for something special. We invite calls from collectors about pewter wants.

We love pewter and it shows. We both have served as President of the Pewter Collectors Club of American with Bette serving two separate times. We both have been given Honorary Membership which has only been awarded to few members. We remain active on its Board with Mel having served the longest of any member.

We have authored more than 150 articles on pewter. Mel’s articles on identifying American Measures, Lamps, Chalices, Candlesticks and Porringers are still a standard. Our published book An American Pewter Collection is a 500 limited edition and is leather bound. It is considered one of the best books on identifying American pewter. The photographs are large and of good quality. The comments made about the pewter objects are informative and can’t be found anywhere else easily. Auction houses seem to like it and use it frequently. Our Addendum came out later with pewter which we had purchased since the first book was printed.

Our major change is the addition of email blasts. If you send us an e-mail we will get your address and put you on our list. Besides this web site, the email blast is our only way of communicating with clients about inventory. Unsold items from our email blasts are transferred to our web site.

If you have any questions, just give us a call at home (810-732-6595) or cell (810-252-2727) or email us at b.m.wolf@att.net. We are noted for our knowledge and integrity. You will enjoy dealing with us.

Bette and Mel Wolf