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I was out at the weekend and had a look through a local charity bookshop.
I saw The Collectors Guide to Thimbles, it has lots of colour and B&W photos of thimbles through the ages, and for £2 I just could not resist it.
My wife couldn't believe I wanted it, even the book seller was astonished that he had sold it.
I know there is plenty of online resources, but I just love a book
Happy 2018 hunting to you all
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You can’t beat a printed copy though. I managed to bag myself a bargain original copy of the my local edition of the Victoria History series despite already having the online version. I love opening the pages and leaving real bookmarks.
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.... the centre thimble....same pattern all around that looks like a giraffe that you might just make out lower right... do you know if it is kufic script ?
Here are some related links, a couple in English and then a couple in Spanish that ID early moorish thimbles... who knows where thimbles travel, deserves its own thread..... .
http://www.imperio-numismatico.com/iden ... es-h51.htm
https://es.slideshare.net/mobile/david4 ... smaticocom