learn more about christmas thimbles
I used to have a thimble stall at a series of collectables fairs where one of the prerequisites was to produce a display. The fairs were themed and one of my most popular displays featured Christmas thimbles. It was fairly simple, using a small Christmas tree as the backdrop and displaying the colourful thimbles that usually depict Christmas. From that display seeds were sown as to how easy it was to have a collection within a collection. Thimble collecting with a theme is really popular. One of the most collectable is the annual Christmas thimble.
It is often difficult to establish a start and/or finish date for a specific series - hence this alphabetic listing. This series is not confined to china, ceramic or porcelain: it also includes pewter, sterling silver and wood.
Those not included in this listing are non-commercial china Christmas thimbles, and those not dated (i.e. Twelve days of Christmas sets). Some of the brands below are not dated, but they originate for the specific Christmas listed - more of an oversight on their part? Right at the end of the alphabetical listing there is a section of unknown makers, tho the Christmas thimble is dated. Please share if you know further details.
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This listing of Christmas Thimbles does not purport to be complete or accurate in all aspects.
Rather it invites comment and contribution to add to our knowledge. My thanks to the contributors.
David Andersen Norwegian enamel thimbles / Marion A Nugent TCI Bulletin, vol.5, no.2, January 1987. p.8-14
Hurley porcelain thimbles / Charlotte Goldberg TCI Bulletin winter 2009. p.10-11
Wendi Aguiar | Brenda Barber | Linda Bennett | Marta Valencia Betran | Jenny Scharff Bockel | Sue Burt | Mary Craft | Charlotte Goldberg | Lorraine Hatton | Linda Heggs
Lydia Hamilton | Anne Jones | Gladys Junge | Doreen Lilley-Pricklepin | Rosie Mladenovic | Ray Nimmo | Joyce Nixon-Smith | Ro Olbricht | David Pantland | Moyra Peckston
Cathy Pezzotta | Sue Pickles | Elaine Pollard | Paddy Puntis | Wanda Ralston | Linda Samaripa | Linda Shaneyfelt | Norma Shattock | Marina Shcherbatyuk | Irene Schwall
Karen Stoner | Jean Taylor | Val Torrington | Audrey Turner | Hans-Ulrich Vogel | Joanna Waciorski-Sew Many Bits | Ana Maria Werner & Hellmuth Leal | Barbara Womer
Jan Worthen | Jenny Yuhas
© Sue Gowan
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