What Are Pewter Touch Marks?


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Pewter touch marks are the marks that a pewterer puts on any goods he makes. These touch marks are essentially the pewterer's trademark, according to The Pewter Society.

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Touch marks identify the pewterer. The marks could be pictures, numbers or letters. The touch marks may have the pewterer's initials or his name. If there is a date shown on the mark, this date would be when the pewterer started his business. Not all marks found on pewter pieces are touch marks. Other marks found are pseudo-hallmarks, quality marks, labels and numbers. Capacity and verification marks are found on drinking items.

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