Collectibles--General (Modern)/Thimble Information


England Thimble
England Thimble  
QUESTION: Found this thimble at an estate sale but have been unable to find out anything about it.  The word England and the size 10 are imprinted on it.  I don't see a maker's mark or any other information on it,  It does weigh 5 grams

Thanks for your help

ANSWER: Hi Jean,  Thank you for your question.  This thimble is just a base metal thimble.  The 10 of course is the size of the thimble.  Most base metal thimbles do not have a maker's mark.  I hope this helps.  Have a great weekend.


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QUESTION: Is there a date range of manufacuturing on this type of thimble

Hi Jean,  Thank you for your question.  I believe this base metal thimble was made probably in the 1950s.  With the cheaper thimbles being mass produced, they did not bother marking them and they were not required to have hallmarks like the sterling silver and gold thimbles.  I hope this helps.


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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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