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Thimble Book

Post by Bottlecapking » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:53 am

Hi All,

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 :D

Happy 2018 hunting to you all

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Re: Thimble Book

Post by Oxgirl36 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:47 pm

I’d have fought you for it! I have about 20 books already and probably the same again in free downloads.

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. :D
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Re: Thimble Book

Post by Twit » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:24 pm

I was just cleaning up the two thimbles I have found, just before you posted ...you are going to have everyone asking you for ids next :D .

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Re: Thimble Book

Post by Koala » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:41 pm

Nice find.

Lets hope you find some nice ones to look up ::g

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Re: Thimble Book

Post by jeap » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:22 am

Twit wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:24 pm
I was just cleaning up the two thimbles I have found, just before you posted ...you are going to have everyone asking you for ids next :D .
Yeh, was going to say that I'd be coming bottlecapkings way if I found one.

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Re: Thimble Book

Post by smudge.g » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:05 pm

Just got a copy off amazon for 17p! (I dont count the postage!!) looks like a great reference book to join all the others.Thanks for posting.
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Re: Thimble Book

Post by Machinist » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:26 pm

Great book, my wife has one somewhere along with a large collection of thimbles that now sit in a box in the loft since we moved house. Now please do not remind her about them :))

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Re: Thimble Book

Post by Twit » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:57 pm

jeap wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:22 am
Twit wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:24 pm
I was just cleaning up the two thimbles I have found, just before you posted ...you are going to have everyone asking you for ids next :D .
Yeh, was going to say that I'd be coming bottlecapkings way if I found one.
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rl; .... 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://thimbles.host-ed.me/Evolution.html
http://www.ukdfd.co.uk/pages/thimble.html

http://www.imperio-numismatico.com/iden ... es-h51.htm
https://es.slideshare.net/mobile/david4 ... smaticocom

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