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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 
Folk Art Footstool with crazy quilt cover thread thimble sewing 1880's

Folk Art Footstool with crazy quilt cover thread thimble sewing 1880's

PayPal - $175.00 31m
THIMBLE SET Of THREE -NOVEMBER-MARCH- SANTA

THIMBLE SET Of THREE -NOVEMBER-MARCH- SANTA

PayPal -
$5.99
$9.99
31m
Vintage LOT of 15 Thimbles STERLING Metal Advertsing Plastic Spain VARIETY

Vintage LOT of 15 Thimbles STERLING Metal Advertsing Plastic Spain VARIETY

PayPal - $19.99 35m
WOODEN 100 OPENINGS MINIATURE THIMBLE DISPLAY CASE WALL BOX w  PLEXIGLAS COVER

WOODEN 100 OPENINGS MINIATURE THIMBLE DISPLAY CASE WALL BOX w PLEXIGLAS COVER

PayPal 7 $14.45 35m
TCC HOLLOHAZA "Enrapture   The Vicken" Thimble Hungary BOXED

TCC HOLLOHAZA "Enrapture The Vicken" Thimble Hungary BOXED

PayPal - $9.00 37m