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 THIMBLE CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL
  • Current Price: £5.99
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Westair Coppergate York Helmet Thimble
  • Current Price: £4.00
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ROYAL ARMOURIES Pewter 3D Thimble showing Rams Head Leeds Yorkshire
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SLOT MACHINE THIMBLE
  • Current Price: $6.00
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Collectable Lifeboat 175 years Pewter Thimble
  • Current Price: £8.95
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pewter thimble mangle
  • Current Price: £4.50
  • Ends: Dec 16, 2018 12:14:30 UTC
Pewter Thimble - Wizard/Merlin - 2 pieces - Pewter - By Carol Ann
  • Current Price: £6.99
  • Ends: Dec 14, 2018 12:30:48 UTC
THIMBLE, SEWING, PEWTER, CIRCLES, ENGLAND, VINTAGE
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Collectible Cornish Pewter Thimble Set Of 3 - Hand Made In Cornwall
  • Current Price: £21.00
  • Ends: Dec 14, 2018 9:19:47 UTC
Pewter oyster thimble
  • Current Price: £4.50
  • Ends: Dec 16, 2018 12:06:17 UTC
CN Tower Toronto Canada Pewter Thimble Pre Owned
  • Current Price: £5.99
  • Ends: Dec 15, 2018 13:06:08 UTC
Vintage WOODSETTON STANHOPE PEEPS Pewter Thimble QUEEN VICTORIA
  • Current Price: £9.99
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PEWTER GOLFER THIMBLE
  • Current Price: $7.50
  • Ends: Dec 14, 2018 23:11:38 UTC
Pewter Bell Tower Collectors Thimble
  • Current Price: £3.99
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