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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Set of 4 Alice in Wonderland Painted Metal Thimbles
  • Current Price: $39.95
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Stunning Mount Rushmore Pewter Thimble
  • Current Price: $13.50
  • Ends: Oct 23, 2019 7:58:29 UTC
Seldom Seen Nicholas Gish Mayflower Pilgrim Pewter Thimble
  • Current Price: $39.95
  • Ends: Oct 23, 2019 0:21:08 UTC
Pewter Lords Prayer thimble
  • Current Price: $0.99
  • Ends: Oct 21, 2019 16:18:38 UTC
Colorado Above All Pewter Thimble
  • Current Price: $5.99
  • Ends: Oct 21, 2019 4:58:08 UTC
Collectors Souvenir Thimble "Pennsylvania"
  • Current Price: $8.96
  • Ends: Oct 23, 2019 18:53:47 UTC
Old fashioned pewter village house thimble
  • Current Price: $14.95
  • Ends: Oct 22, 2019 18:41:12 UTC
GEORGE WASHINGTON THIMBLE
  • Current Price: $12.00
  • Ends: Oct 21, 2019 2:49:10 UTC
Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe Pewter Thimble -- makers mark
  • Current Price: $9.95
  • Ends: Oct 22, 2019 15:12:50 UTC
Collectable Pewter Thimble
  • Current Price: $5.00
  • Ends: Oct 22, 2019 18:06:01 UTC
Adorable Little Watering Can Pewter Thimble
  • Current Price: $8.95
  • Ends: Oct 23, 2019 13:12:33 UTC
Grand Canyon Arizona Pewter Thimble - Lot # 38
  • Current Price: $7.99
  • Ends: Oct 23, 2019 22:36:41 UTC
Pewter Miniature Thimble Crest Markings Sewing Shadow Box
  • Current Price: $4.50
  • Ends: Oct 22, 2019 14:20:01 UTC
Vintage Battersea Pewter Thimble dated 1978 With A Village Scene
  • Current Price: $10.00
  • Ends: Oct 22, 2019 20:36:09 UTC
Collectable Washington D.C. Pewter Thimble
  • Current Price: $5.50
  • Ends: Oct 22, 2019 14:44:28 UTC
Vintage Disney Pewter Thimble with Minnie Mouse Standing on it
  • Current Price: $25.00
  • Ends: Oct 23, 2019 17:38:37 UTC