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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Thimble Pewter Coca Cola Bottle 2”
  • Current Price: $6.00
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Thimbles Pewter California Souvenirs San Diego Hearst Castle
  • Current Price: $6.00
  • Ends: Jan 29, 2020 13:40:36 UTC
Lawrence Welk Pewter Thimble
  • Current Price: $5.00
  • Ends: Jan 30, 2020 2:00:00 UTC
Nicholas Gish Pewter US Mail Box with Birds Nest Thimble
  • Current Price: $15.00
  • Ends: Jan 29, 2020 1:03:27 UTC
Thimble - Pennsylvania - Pewter
  • Current Price: $3.75
  • Ends: Jan 29, 2020 22:22:15 UTC
Thimble - New Mexico - Pewter
  • Current Price: $3.75
  • Ends: Jan 29, 2020 22:23:34 UTC
Jack in the box pewter thimble--handle turns
  • Current Price: $9.95
  • Ends: Jan 26, 2020 21:13:13 UTC
Very Rare Pewter Jewelry Box Thimble created by Nicholas Gish
  • Current Price: $45.00
  • Ends: Jan 29, 2020 21:08:10 UTC
Vintage R. R. PEWTER THIMBLE REAL NICE
  • Current Price: $3.95
  • Ends: Jan 28, 2020 8:46:12 UTC
Very Rare Porcelain Thimble with matching pedestal
  • Current Price: $29.95
  • Ends: Jan 26, 2020 17:50:08 UTC
Vintage Collectible Grand Mariner Watson Pewter Sailboa
  • Current Price: $7.99
  • Ends: Jan 27, 2020 14:27:40 UTC
Walt Disney World Collectible 7/8” Pewter Sewing Thimble
  • Current Price: $10.99
  • Ends: Jan 27, 2020 1:37:00 UTC
Thimble - Florida - Pewter
  • Current Price: $3.75
  • Ends: Jan 29, 2020 22:22:15 UTC