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 Thimbles X 2 including Robin Hood.
  • Current Price: £10.00
  • Ends: Feb 25, 2020 14:54:50 UTC
Disney Minnie, Donald Pewter Thimbles! 2 pieces
  • Current Price: $14.30
  • Ends: Feb 25, 2020 14:24:51 UTC
DISNEY TREASURES MOUSE THIMBLE GENUINE PEWTER.
  • Current Price: £12.99
  • Ends: Feb 26, 2020 17:31:58 UTC
THIMBLE ZERMATT MATTERHORN WHITE RESIN IN PLASTIC CASING
  • Current Price: $14.91
  • Ends: Feb 27, 2020 2:47:19 UTC
THIMBLE SCHILTHORN 2970M WHITE RESIN IN PLASTIC CASING
  • Current Price: $14.91
  • Ends: Feb 27, 2020 2:44:49 UTC
Pewter thimbles windmills x 4 plus others
  • Current Price: £1.20
  • Ends: Feb 28, 2020 15:15:35 UTC
Tudor Rose Thimble Reproduction by Buzz
  • Current Price: £4.99
  • Ends: Feb 26, 2020 8:59:06 UTC
Pewter Thimble Lighthouse
  • Current Price: $16.00
  • Ends: Feb 27, 2020 20:29:27 UTC
Collectable Singapore Souvenir Pewter Thimble
  • Current Price: £8.00
  • Ends: Feb 26, 2020 19:38:42 UTC
Thimble Pewter Coca Cola Bottle 2”
  • Current Price: $7.25
  • Ends: Feb 27, 2020 20:48:47 UTC
Pewter Thimble  Rocket Steam Engine. Beamish , 2.5cm tall
  • Current Price: £2.00
  • Ends: Feb 28, 2020 17:09:51 UTC
Medieval Thimble Replica With Explanation Card
  • Current Price: £4.99
  • Ends: Feb 25, 2020 20:39:08 UTC
Vintage Pewter Thimble Boat
  • Current Price: £6.99
  • Ends: Feb 26, 2020 15:59:20 UTC
Collectable Gosport Pewter Thimble
  • Current Price: £8.00
  • Ends: Feb 26, 2020 19:38:42 UTC
Cute Metal Thimble Greece. Unusual design
  • Current Price: £3.00
  • Ends: Feb 25, 2020 18:40:26 UTC