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Gold Thimble
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QUESTION: Hello, I came upon this thimble a few years back and have yet to find out who the maker is.  Ive searched all over the internet on several occasions with no luck.  I guess part of the problem is Im not totally sure what the initials are that appear inside this thimble.  Ive learned that 585 means 14k Gold but I cant say for sure if the inititals are WF, HF, AF, Ive searched it all! Also, do you have any idea what the apex of the thimble may be made of?  It almost looks like plastic but again, I cant say for sure. Any information you can share is much appreciated! I thank you in advance for your help.


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ANSWER: Hello Kim.  Thank you for your questions.  I believe the maker's mark is HF which would be H. Fischer, Copenhagen, Denmark between the years 1893 and 1937.  The top is a gemstone called moon stone.  I hope this helps.

Wynneth

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QUESTION: Any idea where I could possibly find more information on this maker as well as the value?  Thank you so much for the info.  It is much appreciated!



Kim

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Hello Kim.  You may want to watch eBay for awhile as many different thimbles come up for sale and you can ususally find a thimble identical or perhaps close to the thimble you have.  The value of a thimble has many variables such as supply and demand, condition and etc.  I try never to give values.  I hope this helps.

Wynneth

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I am a digitabulist - a thimble collector. I have been collecting thimbles since 1976 and have my own newsletter called Thimble Guild. I started a local thimble collectors group, Thimbles Are Us, in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area in 1985. I was Second Vice-President of Thimble Collectors International from 1988 - 1992. I have been a guest speaker on thimbles at local collectors groups, womens groups and churches. I am knowledgable about sterling and gold thimbles made in the US as well as England, Germany, France, Russia, Norway and a few other countries. I am familiar with manufacturer`s marks and codes, assay marks and date marks and other unique marks meaningful to any thimble collector. I am knowledgeable of porcelain, china, brass, pewter, bronze, aluminum, plastic, silver plated, coin and base metal thimble marks. Some questions I might be asked...what makes a thimble valuable (scarce maker, desirable pattern, commemorative, etc.)...where can I find more information on thimbles... are there collectors groups out there...is there a newsletter for collectors...what books are available on the subject? I am very happy to share my knowledge with anyone but will not make appraisals. To do that, you must be able to look at the thimble in person. I have a friend that has a saying, A knowledgable collector is a wise collector. She is a wise collector. In 1992, at the TCI Convention in San Diego, CA, I was given the highest honor in the thimble collecting community. It is called the Myrtle Lundquist Award. It reads, Lundquist Award - Compassion - Caring - Sharing - Awarded to Wynneth Mullins 1992. This award gives me a lot to live up to!

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