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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Thimble - The Alamo - Pewter - Made in Japan
  • Current Price: $3.95
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Vintage Collection Florida Thimble
  • Current Price: $5.00
  • Ends: Sep 21, 2018 13:18:07 UTC
Iowa Indian Chief Head Shield RARE Pewter Thimble EUC
  • Current Price: $6.99
  • Ends: Sep 22, 2018 14:54:16 UTC
Vintage Tinn-Per Viking Soldier Pewter Thimble
  • Current Price: $6.95
  • Ends: Sep 23, 2018 15:54:19 UTC
Carol Ann Miniatures Collectible Pewter Thimble Fireman MIB
  • Current Price: $23.95
  • Ends: Sep 22, 2018 4:06:54 UTC
Vintage Pewter Christmas Tree Thimble T-1117
  • Current Price: $3.50
  • Ends: Sep 23, 2018 23:52:09 UTC
Painted Pewter Thimble Gold Beer Stein Mug with Opening Lid Vintage
  • Current Price: $18.50
  • Ends: Sep 21, 2018 14:07:55 UTC
Carol Ann Miniatures Collectible Pewter Thimble Bobby MIB
  • Current Price: $23.95
  • Ends: Sep 22, 2018 4:20:34 UTC
AWAY IN THE MANGER THIMBLE
  • Current Price: $9.00
  • Ends: Sep 20, 2018 5:14:05 UTC
Vintage Pewter Thimble No.10 sewing
  • Current Price: $12.95
  • Ends: Sep 21, 2018 0:32:18 UTC
Pewter Thimble Souvenir - STATE OF MAINE - LOBSTER ON TOP -  MIB
  • Current Price: $12.99
  • Ends: Sep 24, 2018 22:56:19 UTC