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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1984 Spoontiques Teddy Bear Thimble Hand Painted Pewter
  • Current Price: $5.00
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Mickey Sorceror Thimble Pewter
  • Current Price: $6.99
  • Ends: Jul 22, 2018 19:17:21 UTC
Pewter Penguin Thimble
  • Current Price: $12.99
  • Ends: Jul 23, 2018 1:36:32 UTC
Alaska Pewter Thimble Eagle New in Box Fort Collectable
  • Current Price: $20.00
  • Ends: Jul 22, 2018 16:51:57 UTC
1 VINTAGE GENUINE PEWTER COVERED WAGON &  HORSES THIMBLE S472
  • Current Price: $3.74
  • Ends: Jul 25, 2018 1:54:36 UTC
Walt Disney Vintage Thimble Metal With Enamal Top
  • Current Price: $5.00
  • Ends: Jul 23, 2018 10:16:43 UTC
GOLDEN MAN IN MOON THIMBLE
  • Current Price: $6.00
  • Ends: Jul 23, 2018 2:47:51 UTC
Painted Pewter Thimble English Cottage
  • Current Price: $4.99
  • Ends: Jul 25, 2018 20:30:07 UTC
VINTAGE PEWTER STATUE OF LIBERTY THIMBLE COLLECTIBLE
  • Current Price: $4.49
  • Ends: Jul 23, 2018 23:17:10 UTC