Antique Sewing Thimble
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Thimbles date back to 202B.C. in
You can find antique thimbles in many shapes, designs and colors. Some have very intricate patterns on them. For instance, if you are a revolutionary period history buff, you can find thimbles with our founding father’s pictures and names on them. Metal antique thimbles can be either plain or with flowers painted or hand carved into the metal. Glass thimbles also come in many beautiful colors and patterns.
Most thimbles are moderately priced and not much over twenty dollars depending on the material and condition. Also, because antique thimbles come in such a large selection of materials and periods it is best to pick a style that you like best, i.e., metal, glass, wood or clay. Or you may want a specific type of design with only flowers engraved on it. Whatever your fancy, antique thimbles are fun to collect and make great conversation pieces about their origins and designs.