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Dear Barbara,
Could you please tell if this thimble is German?
It is marked "800" and "Italy" and has 5 petal flower on top. Does this indicate any German thimble maker?

Thank you in advance,
Julia

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Hello Julia.  Could you please include a picture of the top of the thimble so that I can see what the star-type mark looks like?  Many manufacturers used various styles of stars.  I can tell you 800 means it is not sterling silver, but a lesser quality silver.  The band looks to be applied over an existing thimble rather than the band of the original thimble being decorated with stones.  I await to additional pictures to help identify your thimble.  Barbara

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Barbara K. Acchino

Experience

I have been collecting for almost 30 years.

Organizations
ThimbleCollectors@ONElist.com; Thimble Collectors International (TCI); Thimble Guild; Thimbletter & Thimbletter II, Empire State Thimble Collectors; CyberThimble; Yahoo Thimble Club

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"Sewing with Scotties" Scottie Sampler; various articles for the "Bulletin" - official newsletter of Thimble Collectors International (TCI)

Education/Credentials
I have been collecting for almost 30 years.

Awards and Honors
TCI's President's Award

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