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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Carol Ann Miniatures Collectible Pewter Thimble Fireman MIB
  • Current Price: $23.95
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4 pewter Christmas thimbles
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  • Ends: Jan 26, 2018 0:13:05 UTC
Vintage Dallas Texas Pewter Thimble
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Busch Gardens Souvenir Metal Sewing Thimble
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  • Ends: Jan 21, 2018 19:59:55 UTC
WOODSETTON STANHOPE PEWTER CHARLES 2nd THIMBLE PEEP COLLECTABLE
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  • Ends: Jan 22, 2018 20:43:49 UTC
ksm. Souvenir Thimble Plimoth Plantation  Ship  Pilgrims
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  • Ends: Jan 22, 2018 17:46:24 UTC
Thimble - Pewter Gold Plated Queen 18kt Gold Plated
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vermont state souvenir collectible lpco thimble
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  • Ends: Jan 24, 2018 11:35:31 UTC
English Stephen Frost Pewter William Shakespeare Thimble
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ohio state souvenir collectible lpco thimble
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Pewter Thimble Ely Cathedral in Original Box 3/4" hi
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NWOT Nashville TN Pewter Thimble Bell guitar Classic Collection
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