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The Story of the Thimble Illustrated Guide (Vintage Thimbles, 1900s era) by Bridget McConnel

The Story of the Thimble Illustrated Guide (Vintage Thimbles, 1900s era) by Bridget McConnel

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Collector Bookstore Notes:

Circa 1900, covers a multitude of ornate, highly desirable thimbles, including sterling silver, engraved, English porcelain and much more. A fascinating study on this highly collectible field.

Publishers Description:

The world's foremost authority on the history of thimbles tells all, outlining the little tool's long history, from ancient Egypt to today. The thimbles' history is interwoven with that of women, giving glimpses of a private, domestic world that history books often overlook. Meet the poor little Victorian seamstresses with their everyday brass thimbles and the tiny children's thimbles worn by early straw workers. Glance at gold and gem-set thimbles worn by the courtesans of Paris and, on the other hand, learn why the thimble was the perfect romantic gift a proper gentleman could give to a lady. Romance aside, this book supplies practical tips on cataloging, maintenance, and display, along with price guides and a list of thimble collectors' organizations throughout the world. More than two thousand thimbles are illustrated in full color, some of which have never been seen before.

2000+ thimbles

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  • The Story of the Thimble: An Illustrated Guide for Collectors with values

    Bridget McConnel


  • Binding: Hard Cover with dust jacket

    Copyright: 1997

    Pages: 175

    Size: 8.75 x 11.25 in.

    Condition: New

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