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
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Honey Pot Teddy Thimble
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  • Ends: Feb 21, 2019 18:46:25 UTC
Vintage Dallas Texas Pewter Thimble
  • Current Price: $3.43
  • Ends: Feb 19, 2019 22:02:58 UTC
Carol Ann Miniatures Collectible Pewter Thimble Beefeater MIB
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  • Ends: Feb 19, 2019 4:15:15 UTC
Nice Pewter Betsy Ross American Flag Thimble 1997
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  • Ends: Feb 20, 2019 17:32:30 UTC
FORT Pewter Bell TEXAS (2.25 in Tall)
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  • Ends: Feb 23, 2019 5:08:38 UTC
Vintage Pewter Minnesota Loon Collectors Thimble
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  • Ends: Feb 24, 2019 21:56:37 UTC
Collectible thimble
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  • Ends: Feb 21, 2019 22:09:51 UTC
Pewter Windmill Thimble
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Carol Ann Miniatures Collectible Pewter Thimble Bobby MIB
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  • Ends: Feb 19, 2019 4:20:34 UTC
Pewter Signed Frog From Angels Camp Ca. Thimble Very Rare
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  • Ends: Feb 20, 2019 11:13:19 UTC
Pewter Thimble North Carolina Aquarium Sharks And Rays
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Thimble State of Arizona with Roadrunner Genuine Pewter
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Pewter Miniature Thimble Crest Markings Sewing Shadow Box
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  • Ends: Feb 20, 2019 3:19:16 UTC
THE COPPERGATE YORK HELMET as a thimble VINTAGE
  • Current Price: $19.95
  • Ends: Feb 22, 2019 0:42:22 UTC