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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Westair Reproductions Ltd Pirates
  • Current Price: £2.00
  • Ends: Sep 26, 2018 17:09:12 UTC
COLLECTABLE DECORATIVE PEWTER THIMBLE MOUSE SITTING ON TOP
  • Current Price: £7.50
  • Ends: Sep 26, 2018 20:07:52 UTC
COSI Explore Science Discover Fun Travel Souvenir Thimble
  • Current Price: $6.49
  • Ends: Sep 26, 2018 2:45:27 UTC
Vintage Pewter Westair Reproductions Verulamium Thimble
  • Current Price: £4.99
  • Ends: Sep 26, 2018 15:48:43 UTC
Pewter Dancing Bear Thimble
  • Current Price: $4.00
  • Ends: Sep 26, 2018 2:20:41 UTC
Vintage Repro Tudor Thimble
  • Current Price: £3.40
  • Ends: Sep 25, 2018 15:55:02 UTC
Canadian 1 Cent Thimble Possibly Pewter? Size 10
  • Current Price: £9.99
  • Ends: Sep 27, 2018 10:41:11 UTC
Dolphin Pewter Thimble  T30
  • Current Price: £4.99
  • Ends: Sep 26, 2018 20:13:04 UTC
Pelican Pewter Thimble  T11
  • Current Price: £4.99
  • Ends: Sep 26, 2018 21:02:07 UTC
Pewter Collection
  • Current Price: £10.00
  • Ends: Sep 26, 2018 11:11:32 UTC
Heart Shaped Angel pin. 15827
  • Current Price: £3.99
  • Ends: Sep 27, 2018 20:42:15 UTC
* Pewter Thimble -- Bell Tower *
  • Current Price: £4.00
  • Ends: Sep 25, 2018 17:13:51 UTC