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. 
 

Deals on Ebay

Click on Item with no obligation to buy:

 

Pewter Thimbles Pair of Snails
  • Current Price: $18.50
  • Ends: Aug 21, 2019 14:55:51 UTC
VINTAGE PEWTER SEA WORLD ADVERTISING THIMBLE PENGUIN
  • Current Price: $9.99
  • Ends: Aug 23, 2019 1:48:47 UTC
Nicholas Gish Pewter 2 piece Thimble Doll
  • Current Price: $0.99
  • Ends: Aug 22, 2019 22:51:10 UTC
24 Thimbles For Your Collection, Ceramic, Wood and Metal
  • Current Price: $66.00
  • Ends: Aug 21, 2019 5:45:53 UTC
Pewter Thimble Budweiser
  • Current Price: $33.99
  • Ends: Aug 24, 2019 13:46:44 UTC
Thimble Fort Pewter Souvenir Amheuser Busch
  • Current Price: $6.75
  • Ends: Aug 24, 2019 4:38:44 UTC
Vintage Fort Pewter Gambling Thimble
  • Current Price: $12.95
  • Ends: Aug 22, 2019 17:15:59 UTC
Pewter Souvenir Thimble Lot Of 3 Minnesota Oklahoma Pennsylvania
  • Current Price: $4.00
  • Ends: Aug 21, 2019 16:55:13 UTC
PEWTER SKYLINE DRIVE COLLECTABLE THIMBLE
  • Current Price: $5.50
  • Ends: Aug 22, 2019 1:52:36 UTC
Thimble - Wyoming - Pewter
  • Current Price: $3.95
  • Ends: Aug 19, 2019 22:04:51 UTC
PEWTER POT BELLY STOVE THIMBLE
  • Current Price: $9.00
  • Ends: Aug 20, 2019 1:58:36 UTC