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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Thimble - Wizard/Merlin - 2 pieces - Pewter - By Carol Ann
  • Current Price: £9.99
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THIMBLE   PEWTER DISNEY MINI MOUSE
  • Current Price: £19.99
  • Ends: Oct 21, 2018 18:29:37 UTC
Carol Ann Miniatures Collectible Pewter Thimble Bobby MIB
  • Current Price: $23.95
  • Ends: Oct 22, 2018 4:20:35 UTC
Pewter Thimbles with case
  • Current Price: £75.00
  • Ends: Oct 22, 2018 11:29:08 UTC
VINTAGE PEWTER MOUSE THIMBLE
  • Current Price: £12.99
  • Ends: Oct 23, 2018 14:05:19 UTC
Francesca thimble Catherine of Aragon
  • Current Price: £5.49
  • Ends: Oct 23, 2018 11:28:25 UTC
Vintage WOODSETTON STANHOPE PEEPS Pewter Thimble WINDSOR CASTLE
  • Current Price: £5.99
  • Ends: Oct 21, 2018 16:28:18 UTC
 A E Williams pewter celtic knotwork trinket box
  • Current Price: £9.25
  • Ends: Oct 22, 2018 10:37:18 UTC
Pewter - Stone Mountain - Georgia Collectors Thimble
  • Current Price: £2.99
  • Ends: Oct 21, 2018 17:07:37 UTC
Replica Medieval Thimble With Presentation Box And History
  • Current Price: £3.75
  • Ends: Oct 23, 2018 14:56:56 UTC
Vintage Pewter Thimble No.10 sewing
  • Current Price: $12.95
  • Ends: Oct 21, 2018 0:32:19 UTC
THIMBLE, MALLORCA, SPAIN, PEWTER, SHIELD, SOUVENIR
  • Current Price: £1.99
  • Ends: Oct 22, 2018 14:29:06 UTC
Brass - Catcus : Arizona Collectors Thimble
  • Current Price: £4.99
  • Ends: Oct 21, 2018 16:58:41 UTC
Brass - Golden Gate - San Francisco : California Collectors Thimble
  • Current Price: £4.99
  • Ends: Oct 21, 2018 16:58:37 UTC