Q: My husband found these candlesticks in a trash bin. They are 9 inches tall and look like they're made of pewter. The bottom is marked "RWP" in a circle, "MCMLXXVI," and "Wilton-Columbia, Pa." Are they worth anything?
A: Your candlesticks were made by Wilton Brass Co. The Wilton family established its first metal manufacturing company in 1892. Wilton Brass Co. was founded in 1954. The mark on the candlesticks was registered in 1969. The Roman numerals indicate that your candlesticks were made in 1976. They are frequently listed incorrectly online as pewter. Armetale is the name used by Wilton for an aluminum-based alloy made of 10 different metals. The company, now known as Wilton Armetale, is still in business and is headquartered in Mt. Joy, Pa. Its current catalog doesn't list candlesticks, but it includes Armetale serving pieces, plates, and utensils that can be used for cooking, chilling, and serving. You can find matching pairs of Armetale candlesticks for sale online for $10 to $30.