Christopher MacConing of the Kingdom of Atlantia suggests collecting and recycling pewter site tokens.
Christopher MacConing writes:
As we have attended events over our time in the SCA, many of us have gained collections of pewter tokens. Some of us collect them as reminders of that day or examples of the casting arts, and some, well... for lack of a better phrase, stick them in a pickle jar and forget them.
The cost of Pewter has gone up drastically over the last couple of years, and as such the cost involved in both making tokens for events, as well as encouraging the next generation of casters to get started. has been increasing. This being the case, I would ask all of us to take a moment and look at your various SCA treasure boxes and examine your collections (or piles) of tokens. If a token holds a special meaning to you, hold onto it! Cherish it! Add it to your Garb!
However, if you come across ones that you feel may simply just taking up space, please consider gathering them up and seeking out your local pewter caster, especially the ones that are just starting out, to recycle them into future tokens. By offering them up for recycling, you may help someone discover a new talent or insight on a new technique, or even help your local group save a few dollars on their next event by reducing costs.
Thank you all very much for your time.
Yours in Service,