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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Vintage Pewter Miniature Shoe Pin Cushion Sewing 
  • Current Price: £15.00
  • Ends: Nov 21, 2019 10:23:27 UTC
The Thimble Gallery Solid Pewter Collectible Thimble, Teapot
  • Current Price: $12.95
  • Ends: Nov 22, 2019 19:26:19 UTC
WHALE THIMBLE USA PEWTER
  • Current Price: $6.00
  • Ends: Nov 21, 2019 3:37:58 UTC
PEWTER THIMBLE  London Scenes Various famous landmarks
  • Current Price: £1.95
  • Ends: Nov 20, 2019 11:34:27 UTC
Vintage Pewter Thimble Roman Helmet
  • Current Price: £6.99
  • Ends: Nov 22, 2019 16:57:58 UTC
Chicago Sears Tower Thimble
  • Current Price: $14.95
  • Ends: Nov 21, 2019 2:46:18 UTC
PEWTER THIMBLE  London Scenes Various famous landmarks
  • Current Price: £1.95
  • Ends: Nov 20, 2019 11:34:27 UTC
Mount Vernon Depicts George Washington Thimble With Original Box
  • Current Price: £3.25
  • Ends: Nov 20, 2019 15:28:15 UTC
Vintage Novelty Pewter Thimble Apple Barrel
  • Current Price: £6.99
  • Ends: Nov 22, 2019 16:57:59 UTC
Vintage Novelty Pewter Thimble Post Box
  • Current Price: £6.99
  • Ends: Nov 22, 2019 16:57:59 UTC
Vintage Pewter Genie Thimble
  • Current Price: £5.00
  • Ends: Nov 22, 2019 11:33:47 UTC
Polar Bear Thimble Hand Painted Pewter Collectible Thimble NEW
  • Current Price: £14.99
  • Ends: Nov 20, 2019 20:26:44 UTC