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When sewing, thimbles protect the fingers from constant needle jabs. First appearing as far back as the Han Dynasty in China, a thimble is more than an essential sewing tool.


The thimble's rich history makes it a popular collector item as collectors gather thimbles from across time and cultures. Though simple in structure, thimbles can be art pieces. These small, delicate objects make lovely collections that are fun to grow whether you are a sewing enthusiast or just an art fan.

  • 13 Thimbles Mixed Lot

    13 Thimbles Mixed Lot

    £1.99
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    Mix of China, wood, metal and 1 wedge wood thimble  13 in total. From pet and smoke free home.
  • Job lot of 30 collectable china thimbles birchcroft noritake cloisonne

    Job lot of 30 collectable china thimbles birchcroft noritake cloisonne

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    Condition: The thimbles are in very good used / pre-owned condition there are no chips or cracks but there is a little wear and tear on 1 or 2 including the cloisonne like panda thimble and there are ...
  • Job Lot 47 Thimbles In 3 Display Cases

    Job Lot 47 Thimbles In 3 Display Cases

    £9.99
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    This is a job lot of thimbles in display cases.  The thimbles are China, pewter, wood etc.  All are in good condition but in need of a clean.  There is a glass one which I think has broken as there is...
  • JOB LOT OF 44 COLLECTABLE CHINA THIMBLES

    JOB LOT OF 44 COLLECTABLE CHINA THIMBLES

    £20.00
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    A job lot of 44 collectable thimbles. Mostly china, a few metal. A great assortment of thimbles. * isle of wight. * butterfly design. * devon. * sundown adventureland. * brodsworth hall.
  • 44 Thimbles As A Job lot

    44 Thimbles As A Job lot

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    Never used over 20 years old lovely little lot.