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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Winchester Bay Oregon  Souvenir Thimble Stands 3/4" Tall
  • Current Price: $4.99
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Pewter Thimble -- Robin Hoods Bay
  • Current Price: £3.95
  • Ends: Feb 22, 2018 16:45:19 UTC
Pewter Thimble -- Lands End
  • Current Price: £3.95
  • Ends: Feb 22, 2018 16:42:36 UTC
St. Joan of Arc Patron Saint of Soldiers Pewter Thimble
  • Current Price: £7.99
  • Ends: Feb 20, 2018 18:52:32 UTC
Pewter Thimble -- Primrose Nymph
  • Current Price: £3.95
  • Ends: Feb 22, 2018 16:44:03 UTC
Baby Birds in a Nest Pewter Thimble  T3
  • Current Price: £4.99
  • Ends: Feb 21, 2018 16:18:13 UTC
3 - VINTAGE PEWTER COLLECTIBLE SEWING THIMBLES - RAWCLIFFE?
  • Current Price: $7.25
  • Ends: Feb 21, 2018 13:01:52 UTC
Vintage Pewter Thimble ? Dogs
  • Current Price: £5.00
  • Ends: Feb 20, 2018 19:30:21 UTC
WOODSETTON STANHOPE PEWTER CHARLES 2nd THIMBLE PEEP COLLECTABLE
  • Current Price: £17.47
  • Ends: Feb 21, 2018 20:43:49 UTC
thimble pewter Falkirk Wheel unused
  • Current Price: £4.99
  • Ends: Feb 21, 2018 21:42:29 UTC
DECORATIVE THIMBLE REFERENCE GUIDE COLLECTOR BOOK
  • Current Price: $12.95
  • Ends: Feb 20, 2018 20:10:04 UTC
Pewter Thimble -- Sailing Ship
  • Current Price: £3.95
  • Ends: Feb 23, 2018 11:19:17 UTC
pewter thimble christmas theme collectable
  • Current Price: £4.99
  • Ends: Feb 21, 2018 17:27:07 UTC
Pewter Thimble -- Busch gardens Lion
  • Current Price: £3.95
  • Ends: Feb 22, 2018 16:35:13 UTC
Pewter Thimble -- Medieval Helmet
  • Current Price: £3.95
  • Ends: Feb 22, 2018 16:51:31 UTC