Q: What is Pewter?
A: Pewter is a sought after metal alloy manufactured from tin, with a small amount of copper, antimony and other trace metals to provide a strong and lasting piece. It is considered the world's fourth most precious metal, after platinum, gold and silver. It is a timeless item, and in the case of Lindsay Claire, has lasting value in a cast design.


Q: How do I care for my pewter treasure?
A: Pewter does not require polishing or any other special care. Pewter does not rust or tarnish. A periodic cleaning with an all purpose metal polish will keep it looking like new. Do not use silver or brass polish. Pewter polish can be found at many hardware stores or specialty craft stores.


Q: Can I put my pewter in the dishwasher?
A: No, dishwashers are not recommended. The high heat and aggressive detergents used can harm the piece and cause pitting and discolouration of the pewter.


Q: Can I put my pewter in the microwave?
A: No, pewter is a metal and will cause sparking and potentially fire.


Q: What is the history of Pewter?
A: Pewter was the main metal used for tableware until china became very fashionable around the mid 1800's. Early pewter pieces contained different amounts of other elements depending on the use of the pewter piece. While eating and drinking utensils contained 96 to 99% tin, some items not used for eating might have contained up to 15% lead. Today, Pewter eating and drinking utensils are manufactured without lead and a renewed interest is taking hold.


Q: How can I pay for my order?
A: If you are a consumer, we have arranged for PayPal to be our payment of choice. They offer secure and safe transactions and your payment details are not provided to us, or anyone other than PayPal. You are not required to have a PayPal account to make your payment on the PayPal site. You can use your credit card through PayPal. If you are a Retailer, we offer a variety of payment options. These will be determined on your completion of the Dealer Application. To become a dealer, you must have at least one store or specialty shop, a tax identification number and purchase quantities of product each year.


Q: How will my order be shipped?
A: We currently offer shipping in the USA through Fed Ex ground service. Your shipping charge is based on rates from Buffalo N.Y. Lindsay Claire covers all costs of cross boarder shipping, including duty and brokerage. Shipping in Canada will be through Canada Post Expedited or by Fed Ex, whichever method we deem to be the most appropriate.


Q: Refunds and Returns
A: Full refund on returned product. Must be in original package and undamaged.


Q: Do you charge sales tax?
A: Only in Canada. You will be charged the rate applicable in your province or territory. We do not charge any sales tax for shipment to the USA or overseas.
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