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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 
8 Vtg Sewing Thimbles Porcelain,  US States,  Ivory Soap,  Joan Berg Victor

8 Vtg Sewing Thimbles Porcelain, US States, Ivory Soap, Joan Berg Victor

PayPal - $4.99 47m
NEW Mitutoyo 101-717 Ratchet Thimble Micrometer,  0-1" to .0001"

NEW Mitutoyo 101-717 Ratchet Thimble Micrometer, 0-1" to .0001"

PayPal - $175.54 52m
Vintage 925 Mexican Sterling Silver Sewing Thimble W Turquoise

Vintage 925 Mexican Sterling Silver Sewing Thimble W Turquoise

PayPal - $39.97 1h
Vintage W.M.WELCH SCIENTIFIC COMPANY 0-25mm Micrometer w Speeder Thimble

Vintage W.M.WELCH SCIENTIFIC COMPANY 0-25mm Micrometer w Speeder Thimble

PayPal -
$25.00
$40.00
1h 10m
M&G DURAVENT 9643 SDT-WT           8" WALL THIMBLE  (UPC- 662492620909)

M&G DURAVENT 9643 SDT-WT 8" WALL THIMBLE (UPC- 662492620909)

PayPal - $50.00 1h 11m