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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HEARST CASTLE PEWTER THIMBLE BOXED EXCELLENT CONDITION
  • Current Price: £1.49
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Vintage Pewter Thimble Roman Helmet
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Vintage Pewter Thimble Rochester Castle
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VINTAGE DALLAS PEWTER THIMBLE * USA * AMERICA * RARE
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King Arthur Pewter Thimble
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Pewter - The Gurkhas Collectors Thimble
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Pewter Celtica Cross Collectors Thimble
  • Current Price: £4.99
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Thimble Collectors Club - Cat and Mouse Thimble - In Box - [b156]
  • Current Price: £1.50
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An English Polished Pewter Thimble of a "Windmill"
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Vintage Pewter Thimble Boat
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Vintage Novelty Pewter Thimble Post Box
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vintage mallard Duck Thimble
  • Current Price: $12.99
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Vintage Enamel And Brass House Scene Thimble
  • Current Price: £2.00
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3 Boxed Replica Thimbles
  • Current Price: £1.50
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Minnie Mouse Thimble- Vintage Rare
  • Current Price: £12.00
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