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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Romance Classics Silver Collertor Pewter Thimble
  • Current Price: $8.99
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Hyde Park New York Souvenir Vintage Pewter Thimble E6-9
  • Current Price: $13.45
  • Ends: Dec 15, 2019 15:39:53 UTC
Tramp Collector Club TCC Cavalcade Of Clowns Thimble With Card
  • Current Price: $19.99
  • Ends: Dec 14, 2019 15:58:47 UTC
EDISON WINTER HOME FT MYERS FLA 1" TALL PEWTER THIMBLE
  • Current Price: $11.60
  • Ends: Dec 11, 2019 18:30:39 UTC
  Vintage Pewter Mississippi Souvenir Thimble
  • Current Price: $5.75
  • Ends: Dec 14, 2019 22:22:48 UTC
H.R.H Prince Henry Miniature Pewter Thimble 1”H
  • Current Price: $22.00
  • Ends: Dec 12, 2019 3:10:11 UTC
Flamingo Hilton Laughlin Pewter Thimble with Hanging Dice (13309)
  • Current Price: $11.49
  • Ends: Dec 11, 2019 19:19:31 UTC
Vintage - Hand Painted  Sitting Clown Pewter - Thimble 1.5" England
  • Current Price: $22.00
  • Ends: Dec 15, 2019 22:01:00 UTC
gold painted pewter coffee grinder thimble with movable handle
  • Current Price: $14.95
  • Ends: Dec 11, 2019 13:21:57 UTC
Beautiful Vintage Dove Thimble M-55
  • Current Price: $1.99
  • Ends: Dec 14, 2019 22:50:52 UTC
Lincoln Memorial Souvenir Vintage Pewter Thimble 1979 E6-8
  • Current Price: $13.45
  • Ends: Dec 15, 2019 15:28:05 UTC
 Pewter Thimble on a Chain
  • Current Price: $4.00
  • Ends: Dec 16, 2019 0:21:11 UTC
Pewter Thimble Souvenir - STATE OF MAINE - LOBSTER ON TOP -  MIB
  • Current Price: $12.99
  • Ends: Dec 13, 2019 23:36:49 UTC
Vintage Cloisonne Blue Enamel Colorful Bird with Flower Thimble
  • Current Price: $7.95
  • Ends: Dec 13, 2019 9:30:29 UTC
PEWTER THIMBLE WITH A FRANKENMOUTH SYMBOL ON THE SIDE FIGURAL
  • Current Price: $14.99
  • Ends: Dec 13, 2019 15:03:31 UTC