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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Collectible Disney Minnie Mouse Pewter Thimble
  • Current Price: £30.69
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Pewter - The Circus Clown Collectors Thimble
  • Current Price: £2.99
  • Ends: Jul 22, 2018 14:02:50 UTC
Pewter Thimble - Cowboy Riding Bucking Horse
  • Current Price: $6.99
  • Ends: Jul 19, 2018 4:21:58 UTC
English Pewter Thimble in Box.Collectable. (Mini Maria Miniatures?)
  • Current Price: £3.99
  • Ends: Jul 22, 2018 19:58:31 UTC
White Metal Medieval Helmet Thimble
  • Current Price: £8.00
  • Ends: Jul 19, 2018 17:23:06 UTC
Pewter Christmas Thimble
  • Current Price: £3.30
  • Ends: Jul 20, 2018 17:40:11 UTC
Novelty Pewter Thimble ~ Guardsman in Sentry Box ~ TCC 90s
  • Current Price: £2.00
  • Ends: Jul 21, 2018 13:54:52 UTC
2 Owls on Branch pewter Thimble  T1
  • Current Price: £4.99
  • Ends: Jul 21, 2018 15:31:21 UTC
Hard To Find RMS Titanic Pewter Thimble Watson USA
  • Current Price: $12.99
  • Ends: Jul 21, 2018 14:32:22 UTC
Nauvoo Illinois Pewter Collectors Souvenir Thimble
  • Current Price: $10.99
  • Ends: Jul 21, 2018 13:11:11 UTC