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*** NO SEWING MACHINE QUESTIONS *** *** NO NON-SEWING ITEMS. *** I CAN ONLY ANSWER QUESTIONS ON THIMBLES AND ANTIQUE SEWING TOOLS.

Experience in the area

I have been collecting for almost 30 years.

Organizations

ThimbleCollectors@ONElist.com; Thimble Collectors International (TCI); Thimble Guild; Thimbletter & Thimbletter II, Empire State Thimble Collectors; CyberThimble; Yahoo Thimble Club

Publications

"Sewing with Scotties" Scottie Sampler; various articles for the "Bulletin" - official newsletter of Thimble Collectors International (TCI)

Education/Credentials

I have been collecting for almost 30 years.

Awards and Honors

TCI's President's Award

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Yvonne01/25/16101010Thank you for your quick response. All .....
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Deborah12/05/14101010Thank you, Barbara!! Your answer was so .....

Recent Answers from Barbara K. Acchino

2016-09-18 George Washington Thimble:

Hello Dale.      Since my original response was in 2006, I don't think I have written information or pictures. I know information was published, but I'm not sure where at this point.  I thought I had a

2016-01-25 Ketcham & McDougall silver & gold thimble:

Hello Yvonne.  You did very well researching your thimble!  It is, in fact, made by Ketcham and McDougall.  They were in business from 1832 until 1932 in New York City.  Your band pattern is referred to

2015-12-17 Antique scissors?:

Hi Emily - I'm afraid I don't know anything about scissors.  You may have some luck researching the mark on the web.  There are a couple of books out on scissors that your local library may be able to

2015-11-12 Three more thimbles found:

Hello Ann.     Thimble on left:  Need a better picture of the pattern on the band.  Also, please let me know if there are any holes, dents, dings, and if the thimble is "in round," which all affect value

2015-11-08 Antique sterling thimble with star mark:

Hello Ann.     First let me apologize for the delay - I was traveling and had no access to my reference books and for a few days I was totally computerless.      Child thimbles were produced by many thimble

 

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