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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Vintage Collection Florida Thimble
  • Current Price: $4.00
  • Ends: Jun 25, 2019 17:45:11 UTC
Air Force Academy PEWTER THIMBLE
  • Current Price: $2.99
  • Ends: Jun 26, 2019 22:08:20 UTC
Vintage frog thimble, painted metal
  • Current Price: $9.00
  • Ends: Jun 29, 2019 12:35:20 UTC
STURGEON POINT, MI Thimble & Collectible
  • Current Price: $10.95
  • Ends: Jun 29, 2019 22:05:33 UTC
Honey Pot Teddy Thimble
  • Current Price: $9.00
  • Ends: Jun 25, 2019 17:38:02 UTC
Thimble - The Alamo - Pewter - Made in Japan
  • Current Price: $3.95
  • Ends: Jun 27, 2019 18:47:38 UTC
Rare 1987 Gallo Hand Painted Christmas Tree Pewter Thimble
  • Current Price: $24.95
  • Ends: Jun 30, 2019 18:30:37 UTC
Vintage Souvenir Collectible Pewter Thimble - Norway
  • Current Price: $8.75
  • Ends: Jun 26, 2019 23:06:22 UTC
Pewter Windmill Thimble
  • Current Price: $9.99
  • Ends: Jun 26, 2019 15:15:19 UTC
Vintage Pewter Sewing Thimble
  • Current Price: $11.50
  • Ends: Jun 29, 2019 15:31:41 UTC
VINTAGE STATUE OF LIBERTY PEWTER THIMBLE WAPW MADE in UK
  • Current Price: $10.00
  • Ends: Jun 30, 2019 13:01:36 UTC
DOOR COUNTY, WI Pewter Thimble
  • Current Price: $5.95
  • Ends: Jun 30, 2019 11:01:28 UTC
Rare Thimble Pewter Busch Beer Stein
  • Current Price: $14.45
  • Ends: Jun 28, 2019 21:02:13 UTC