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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Vintage PEWTER Thimble Water Watering Can
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pewter frankenmuth thimble by fort
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PEWTER WIZARD THIMBLE
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Vintage 1.5" Pewter Thimble Castle Mountain Stairway
  • Current Price: $5.95
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pewter etched thimble
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pewter cow thimble
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pewter standing bear thimble
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pewter thimble with an etched cross and stars
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Honduras Roatan Thimble
  • Current Price: $3.55
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Pewter Dolphin Thimble
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pewter road runner and cactus thimble
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Antique Sterling Silver Ketchum Mcdougall Thimble
  • Current Price: $13.00
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Smokey the Bear Collector's Thimble ( GENUINE PEWTER)
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ENGLISH PEWTER HAND PAINTED LEPRECHAUN / PIXIE THIMBLE
  • Current Price: $18.75
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Collectable Thimble, State of  Mississippi
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pewter lawence welk thimbled treasure keepsake thimble
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