Collectibles--General (Modern)/Unmarked Thimbles


Silver and gold thimble
Silver and gold thimbl  

Porcelain thimble
Porcelain thimble  
Good afternoon,

Could you please review the attached pictures and let me know if you have any informations regarding the two thimbles.
Thank you for your help.


Hello Daniel,  Thank you for your questions.  The silver thimble with the gold band is a lovely thimble.  You mention there are no marks.  I was wondering if there were any marks on the inside top of the thimble?  If you could answer that, I believe I could tell you more about the thimble.  

The second thimble is of course a sweet handpainted thimble.  I have not seen the name before but there are many people that handpaint thimbles.  Whoever painted your thimble had a gift for painting.  I am sorry I cannot help you identify the thimble.  

Please let me know if there are any marks on the inside top to the silver thimble or perhaps just inside the thimble.  Thanks,


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Wynneth Mullins


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 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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