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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English Pewter Thimble With Locket. Collectable Sewing
  • Current Price: £8.00
  • Ends: Apr 24, 2019 14:37:49 UTC
Vintage Pewter Thimble Boat
  • Current Price: £4.99
  • Ends: Apr 22, 2019 21:45:14 UTC
Norway Viking Warrior Bust – Pewter Thimble
  • Current Price: $20.00
  • Ends: Apr 22, 2019 18:59:45 UTC
Worcester Cathedral Pewter Thimble Sewing Collectable
  • Current Price: £6.99
  • Ends: Apr 24, 2019 16:59:43 UTC
Vintage Novelty Pewter Thimble Post Box
  • Current Price: £4.99
  • Ends: Apr 22, 2019 21:45:25 UTC
Vintage Pin Cushion Ladies Shoe Pewter Hammered Effect
  • Current Price: £9.00
  • Ends: Apr 23, 2019 10:32:37 UTC
 Pewter  Thimble, with hinged door, and holy bible written on,
  • Current Price: £8.00
  • Ends: Apr 22, 2019 20:19:06 UTC
Tree Stump Pewter Thimble Sewing Collectable
  • Current Price: £5.99
  • Ends: Apr 24, 2019 16:59:43 UTC
The Mad Hatter Staffordshire Pewter Thimble Sewing Collectable
  • Current Price: £10.99
  • Ends: Apr 24, 2019 16:59:43 UTC
Metal Thimble With Pixie Shitting On Top
  • Current Price: £2.50
  • Ends: Apr 24, 2019 15:15:25 UTC