Pewter Thimbles

Pewter ThimblesPewter is primarily made up of tin, with other alloys, such as copper, being added.
 
Pewter was not used for thimbles prior to the 18th century because the thimbles could not be mass-produced, like brass, and most people could not have afforded them. When they were produced, pewter thimbles were primarily decorative rather than practical. Most pewter thimbles are manufactured for the collectors market rather than being historical collectibles.
 
More detailed casting methods developed in the 1950s made more finely detailed pewter items possible. Since then, many thimbles, originally created in silver during Victorian times, have been reproduced in pewter. In addition pewter thimbles are being produced to commemorate such events as the US Bicentennial of 1976 or to celebrate themes such as Mother Goose or Alice in Wonderland. 
 

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Collectors Souvenir Pewter- Thimble Magic On Ice
  • Current Price: $6.00
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Vintage Fort Pewter Gambling Thimble
  • Current Price: $12.95
  • Ends: Feb 20, 2019 17:15:39 UTC
NEW GLARUS, WIS. Pewter Thimble
  • Current Price: $5.95
  • Ends: Feb 22, 2019 0:04:50 UTC
painted over pewter alice thimble/orament by hallmark
  • Current Price: $1.50
  • Ends: Feb 23, 2019 23:33:11 UTC
Collectible Thimble, Pewter, Wyoming, with Bronc Rider on Shield
  • Current Price: $2.90
  • Ends: Feb 23, 2019 17:08:10 UTC
Alaska Pewter Thimble Eagle New in Box Fort Collectable
  • Current Price: $20.00
  • Ends: Feb 20, 2019 2:04:57 UTC
Carol Ann Miniatures Collectible Pewter Thimble Bobby MIB
  • Current Price: $23.95
  • Ends: Feb 19, 2019 4:20:34 UTC
Carol Ann Miniatures Collectible Pewter Thimble Fireman MIB
  • Current Price: $23.95
  • Ends: Feb 19, 2019 4:06:54 UTC
PEWTER THIMBLE scottish or Irishman- MADE IN ENGLAND
  • Current Price: $9.99
  • Ends: Feb 23, 2019 3:26:05 UTC
Pewter Windmill Thimble
  • Current Price: $9.99
  • Ends: Feb 23, 2019 12:57:15 UTC