Happiness is Collectiing Thimbles
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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 
POST MEDIEVAL GEORGIAN BELL SHAPED INITIALLED E H DIMPLED THIMBLE 025192

POST MEDIEVAL GEORGIAN BELL SHAPED INITIALLED E H DIMPLED THIMBLE 025192

MOCC - $131.17 30m
HAMMERSLEY BONE CHINA FLORAL PORCELAIN THIMBLE,  MITSUKOSHI JAPAN,  POODLE PUPPY

HAMMERSLEY BONE CHINA FLORAL PORCELAIN THIMBLE, MITSUKOSHI JAPAN, POODLE PUPPY

PayPal - $3.00 32m
Tales from Thimble Hall Mrs. Stopper's Bottle by Malcolm Fawbert

Tales from Thimble Hall Mrs. Stopper's Bottle by Malcolm Fawbert

PayPal - $19.00 37m
Vintage Carved Elephants Wood Thimble Wooden,  Possible Sandlewood,  Safari Jungle

Vintage Carved Elephants Wood Thimble Wooden, Possible Sandlewood, Safari Jungle

PayPal - $9.85 39m
1996 Hallmark Mad Hatter Alice Wonderland Thimble christmas ornament series

1996 Hallmark Mad Hatter Alice Wonderland Thimble christmas ornament series

PayPal - $9.99 39m