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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Sewing Thimble Chatham Kent Dockyard Pewter Collectible Imm Cond
  • Current Price: £3.50
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Pewter Miniature Thimble Crest Markings Sewing Shadow Box
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Pewter Signed Frog From Angels Camp Ca. Thimble Very Rare
  • Current Price: $42.99
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Collectable Santa Pewter Thimble
  • Current Price: £4.99
  • Ends: Feb 21, 2019 21:49:24 UTC
Pewter novelty thimbles - 3
  • Current Price: £2.99
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Metal Thimble With Pixie Shitting On Top
  • Current Price: £2.50
  • Ends: Feb 19, 2019 20:43:42 UTC
MILITERY TYPE WOODEN BOX
  • Current Price: £9.99
  • Ends: Feb 21, 2019 20:02:16 UTC
thimble pewter Falkirk Wheel unused
  • Current Price: £4.99
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COLLECTABLE DECORATIVE PEWTER THIMBLE MOUSE SITTING ON TOP
  • Current Price: £4.95
  • Ends: Feb 20, 2019 16:56:40 UTC
Pewter Weather Vane Thimble
  • Current Price: £4.25
  • Ends: Feb 21, 2019 17:07:12 UTC