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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Alaska Pewter Thimble Eagle New in Box Fort Collectable
  • Current Price: $20.00
  • Ends: Dec 20, 2018 19:41:25 UTC
Pewter Miniature Thimble Crest Markings Sewing Shadow Box
  • Current Price: $4.50
  • Ends: Dec 21, 2018 20:17:00 UTC
Carol Ann Miniatures Collectible Pewter Thimble Bobby MIB
  • Current Price: $23.95
  • Ends: Dec 21, 2018 4:20:34 UTC
BETSY ROSS THIMBLE
  • Current Price: $12.00
  • Ends: Dec 21, 2018 14:55:04 UTC
Lot of 2 Pewter Thimbles; Dolphin and Manatee Toppers
  • Current Price: $9.49
  • Ends: Dec 17, 2018 22:03:27 UTC
FORT Pewter Thimble with Gold Miner Topper
  • Current Price: $5.99
  • Ends: Dec 19, 2018 11:43:42 UTC
Heavy Pewter Thimble Remember The Alamo TEXAS PROX 7/8” Vintage
  • Current Price: $6.00
  • Ends: Dec 20, 2018 21:48:36 UTC
New Mexico Pewter Thimble ~  High relief
  • Current Price: $1.99
  • Ends: Dec 17, 2018 16:46:50 UTC
Vintage Tinn-Per Viking Soldier Pewter Thimble P5
  • Current Price: $6.00
  • Ends: Dec 17, 2018 19:09:29 UTC
Carol Ann Miniatures Collectible Pewter Thimble Fireman MIB
  • Current Price: $23.95
  • Ends: Dec 21, 2018 4:06:54 UTC
VINTAGE STEPHEN FROST PEWTER THIMBLE KING HENRY VIII HAT OPENS
  • Current Price: $8.99
  • Ends: Dec 17, 2018 6:36:34 UTC
pewter lighthouse thimble
  • Current Price: $1.50
  • Ends: Dec 16, 2018 18:51:48 UTC
Pewter Stein Thimble with Snowflake Detail
  • Current Price: $1.99
  • Ends: Dec 19, 2018 17:33:09 UTC
pewter daytona thimble
  • Current Price: $1.75
  • Ends: Dec 16, 2018 18:51:48 UTC
pewter castle on hill thimble
  • Current Price: $1.50
  • Ends: Dec 16, 2018 18:51:48 UTC