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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Arkansas with Razorback Souvenir Thimble - Pewter
  • Current Price: £7.94
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Replica Medieval Thimble With Presentation Box And History
  • Current Price: £3.75
  • Ends: Apr 5, 2020 15:09:31 UTC
ENGLISH PEWTER ARTIST SIGNED CHRISTMAS BEAR THIMBLE
  • Current Price: $12.32
  • Ends: Apr 4, 2020 3:46:07 UTC
Collectible Graceland Pewter Thimble
  • Current Price: $9.99
  • Ends: Apr 5, 2020 0:21:03 UTC
PEWTER THIMBLE FAIRY WITH FLOWERS AND THE MONTH OF APRIL ON IT
  • Current Price: £10.00
  • Ends: Apr 3, 2020 0:15:54 UTC
Queen Victoria & Prince Albert 1840 Pewter Commemorative Thimble + Box
  • Current Price: CAD $20.00
  • Ends: Apr 4, 2020 20:46:51 UTC
Pewter New Orleans River Boat Collectors Thimble
  • Current Price: $6.92
  • Ends: Apr 3, 2020 12:56:57 UTC
Pewter Oasthouse Thimble
  • Current Price: £3.00
  • Ends: Apr 4, 2020 18:24:34 UTC
Stephen Frost Pewter Teddy Bear Thimble
  • Current Price: £8.99
  • Ends: Apr 3, 2020 14:13:53 UTC
Arkansas with Razorback Souvenir Thimble - Pewter
  • Current Price: $9.85
  • Ends: Apr 3, 2020 19:23:01 UTC
French Quarters Pewter Thimble Superb
  • Current Price: $8.99
  • Ends: Apr 3, 2020 14:01:41 UTC
PEWTER THIMBLE WITH AN EAGLE ON TOP
  • Current Price: £8.00
  • Ends: Apr 3, 2020 0:41:20 UTC