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Collectible Thimbles

People who collect thimbles
are known as Digitabulists
 
 

 
 

A thimble is a protective shield worn  on the finger or thumb. It is a tool that has been used to protect the finger or thumb whilst sewing for many centuries.
 
However the humble thimble has now become a great Collectors' item and the hobby is enjoyed by people around the world.
 
Thimbles are usually made from metal, leather, rubber, and wood, and even glass or china. Early thimbles were sometimes made from whale bone, horn, or ivory. Natural sources were also utilized such as Connemara marble, bog oak, or mother of pearl. Rarer works from thimble makers utilized diamonds, sapphires, or rubies.
 
Collecting thimbles became popular in the UK when many companies made special thimbles to commemorate the Great Exhibition held in the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London.
 
Early American thimbles made of whale bone or tooth featuring miniature scrimshaw designs are considered valuable collectibles. Such rare thimbles are prominently featured in a number of New England Whaling Museums.

 
Below is a small selection of collectible thimbles.   To find exactly what you are looking for go to the menu on the left 
G.B. ORKNEY Is. SANDAY thimble cancel on 1904 PPC to Nottingham - super!

G.B. ORKNEY Is. SANDAY thimble cancel on 1904 PPC to Nottingham - super!

PayPal 3 $6.96 31m
Natural Baltic Amber Thimble*Fancy Ornament Beautiful Souvenir

Natural Baltic Amber Thimble*Fancy Ornament Beautiful Souvenir

PayPal - $20.00 33m
Precious Moments 12254 Love Covers All Thimble 1984 Flower Mark V$20

Precious Moments 12254 Love Covers All Thimble 1984 Flower Mark V$20

PayPal - $5.99 36m
Natural Baltic Amber Thimble*Fancy Ornament Beautiful Souvenir

Natural Baltic Amber Thimble*Fancy Ornament Beautiful Souvenir

PayPal - $20.00 38m
LOT OF 3 VINTAGE OLD METAL THIMBLE marked 2 0,  3 0,  4 0

LOT OF 3 VINTAGE OLD METAL THIMBLE marked 2 0, 3 0, 4 0

PayPal - $9.00 39m