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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 
Porcelain Thimble Portugal Lisbon Old Famous 28 trolleyl Souvenir Ceramic

Porcelain Thimble Portugal Lisbon Old Famous 28 trolleyl Souvenir Ceramic

PayPal - $12.00 31m
Porcelain Thimble Portugal Coat of Arms Souvenir Ceramic Thimble

Porcelain Thimble Portugal Coat of Arms Souvenir Ceramic Thimble

PayPal - $12.00 31m
Thimbles Display Case Holds 59 Assorted Sizes

Thimbles Display Case Holds 59 Assorted Sizes

PayPal 1 $25.00 34m
THIMBLE Case WEAVED SILVER BUCKET~~Original ANTIQUE c1800~~RaRe

THIMBLE Case WEAVED SILVER BUCKET~~Original ANTIQUE c1800~~RaRe

PayPal - $177.09 35m
Rare Vintage 925 Sterling Silver Charm Pendant THIMBLE 2.1G i

Rare Vintage 925 Sterling Silver Charm Pendant THIMBLE 2.1G i

PayPal - $25.58 39m