According to the American Society of Appraisers, various pewter items are collectible and fetch considerably high prices on the fair market. Pewter does not have the intrinsic metallurgic value compared to silver. However, there are many collectible, antique pewter pieces that are more valuable than the "melt" value of silver.
It is not just the antique pewter items that are valuable. Over the years, various figurine companies like the Franklin Mint have designed items made from pewter due to the pliability of this metal and the antique appearance. These figures have spanned interests from cowboys and Indians to Civil War figures.