learn more about a miscellany of thimble topics

This listing of some of my favourite thimbles from various makers and from a range of countries

does not purport to be complete or accurate in all aspects.

Rather it invites comment and contribution to add to our knowledge of these thimbles.

My thanks to the contributors.

 

 

General References

 

 

 

Elaine Gaussen - Sewing accessories: a collector's guide. 2001

Bridget McConnel - The story of the thimble. 1997

The Thimble Society of London catalogues

John von Hoelle - Thimble Collectors Encyclopedia. 1986

Joan Woodward - Things are not always what they seem! At Your Fingertips September 2001

 

 

 

 

Contributors to some of the Miscellanaeous topics
(rest are listed with the specific topics)

 

Robert Bamforth |  Jenny Scharff Bockel | Sue Burt | Ros Forster | Linda Heggs |  Anne Jones | Ann Laibe | Andy Long  

Pat Morris | Elspeth Morrison | Terry Neilson | Kellie Schultz | Sheila | Ian Spriggs | Audrey Turner | Miep van Eijk | Sue Wilson | Janis Wilton

 David Woodhouse | Jan Worthen

 

 

 

 

Enjoy!

 

 

© Sue Gowan

February 2010 - January 2017

 

 

 

DO YOU KNOW ANY MORE DETAILS ABOUT ANY OF THESE GREAT THIMBLES and MANUFACTURERS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH OTHER COLLECTORS?

YOU MAY KNOW OF MISSING THIMBLES or HAVE BETTER PHOTOS

 

EMAIL thimbleselect@bigpond.com TO SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE.

 

 

All of these 32 smaller topics and themes or thimble manufacturers have always held a fascination for me - the high quality of Danish thimbles, the small Victorian thimble producers and unusual themes or well-crafted modern thimbles all appeal to me - I thought I'd share them with you. It is often difficult to find all the range produced, anywhere else, so they are gathered here for your enjoyment. I am sure there are many I have missed?

 

I plan to add small thimble maker topics to this page from time to time -  this is also the perfect forum to be able to update information for

Thimbles of Australia

 

 

Click on one of the following links to "Learn more about..."

 

PHILIP ANTROBUS STERLING SILVER THIMBLES
AUSTRALIAN ALUMINIUM ADVERTISING THIMBLES AND NEEDLECASES
 BELLEEK THIMBLES
BING & GRONDAHL PORCELAIN THIMBLES
CANADIAN LEATHER THIMBLES
CRUMMLES ENAMEL THIMBLES
M I DORMON-BRAILSFORD SILVER THIMBLES
EGG-SHAPED PRESSED METAL THIMBLE CASES
April 2018
  ELFIN SILVER THIMBLES 
"HARRODS" ADVERTISING THIMBLES
HORNER AND HEARTS THIMBLES 
CHARLES ILES "THE ..."  THIMBLES
INNES MITCHELL PYROGRAPHED WOODEN THIMBLES FROM SCOTLAND  
July 2018
INTERESTING LETTERING ON THIMBLES 
IRISH DRESDEN THIMBLES
GEORG JENSEN STERLING SILVER THIMBLES
MASON'S IRONSTONE CHINA THIMBLES
MINTON THIMBLES
MODERN BRITISH STERLING THIMBLES 1960-2017 A-H
MODERN BRITISH STERLING THIMBLES 1960-2017 I-Z
topic above is now in two more manageable parts
GRAHAM PAYNE HANDPAINTED THIMBLES
POOLE POTTERY THIMBLES
PORSGRUND THIMBLES
QUEEN VICTORIA COMMEMORATIVES
NEW RETAIL JEWELLERS' THIMBLE CASES and BOXES NEW
April 2019
ROYAL COPENHAGEN PORCELAIN THIMBLES
PETER SWINGLER ENAMELLED THIMBLES
SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE THIMBLES
KAY THETFORD-KENDALL STERLING SILVER THIMBLES
THIMBLE CRAFT BY SHIRLEY PORCELAIN THIMBLES
GEORGE UNITE STERLING SILVER THIMBLES & SEWING TOOLS
VICTORIAN GOLD & STERLING SILVER THIMBLES WITH GIRLS' NAMES
 WHITE HERON ( and Hereford ) THIMBLES FROM NEW ZEALAND
AND

Click on the following link to help solve the riddle...

WHO MADE THESE NAMED THIMBLES?
"AUSSIE" | Coroza Silver | INVICTA
 
 
 
 
 

  

 

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