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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Winchester Bay Oregon  Souvenir Thimble Stands 3/4" Tall
  • Current Price: $5.49
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Colorado Above All Pewter Thimble
  • Current Price: $5.99
  • Ends: Nov 17, 2018 2:31:00 UTC
 Vintage Bermuda Metal Thimble  In Box
  • Current Price: $5.99
  • Ends: Nov 15, 2018 15:01:41 UTC
heavy scenic pewter thimble with a gold tone coin on the top
  • Current Price: $1.50
  • Ends: Nov 17, 2018 21:37:17 UTC
24 Thimbles For Your Collection, Ceramic, Wood and Metal
  • Current Price: $66.00
  • Ends: Nov 16, 2018 5:45:54 UTC
Old Pewter Thimble-Moorish-Indian-Man with Beard.
  • Current Price: $9.99
  • Ends: Nov 15, 2018 16:36:51 UTC
Thimble - Pennsylvania - Pewter
  • Current Price: $4.95
  • Ends: Nov 17, 2018 19:15:40 UTC
Thimble Pewter Capitol Hill Washington
  • Current Price: $8.45
  • Ends: Nov 17, 2018 16:57:33 UTC
WHALE THIMBLE USA PEWTER
  • Current Price: $6.00
  • Ends: Nov 15, 2018 3:37:58 UTC
Walt Disney Vintage Thimble Metal With Enamal Top
  • Current Price: $5.00
  • Ends: Nov 17, 2018 9:31:51 UTC
BRONZE (14kt goldplated) CASTLE THIMBLE
  • Current Price: $8.00
  • Ends: Nov 14, 2018 22:12:48 UTC
Porcelain Titanic Thimble
  • Current Price: $5.99
  • Ends: Nov 15, 2018 15:01:41 UTC
Seattle Washington Thimble Pewter hi relief Souvenir thimble
  • Current Price: $8.00
  • Ends: Nov 15, 2018 20:40:08 UTC
PEWTER WIZARD THIMBLE
  • Current Price: $10.00
  • Ends: Nov 15, 2018 3:55:25 UTC
 Vintage Porcelain Great Smokey MTNS Thimble  In Box
  • Current Price: $5.99
  • Ends: Nov 15, 2018 15:01:42 UTC