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Wynneth Mullins

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I am a digitabulist - a thimble collector. I have been collecting thimbles since 1976 and have my own newsletter called Thimble Guild. I started a local thimble collectors group, Thimbles Are Us, in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area in 1985. I was Second Vice-President of Thimble Collectors International from 1988 - 1992. I have been a guest speaker on thimbles at local collectors groups, womens groups and churches. I am knowledgable about sterling and gold thimbles made in the US as well as England, Germany, France, Russia, Norway and a few other countries. I am familiar with manufacturer`s marks and codes, assay marks and date marks and other unique marks meaningful to any thimble collector. I am knowledgeable of porcelain, china, brass, pewter, bronze, aluminum, plastic, silver plated, coin and base metal thimble marks. Some questions I might be asked...what makes a thimble valuable (scarce maker, desirable pattern, commemorative, etc.)...where can I find more information on thimbles... are there collectors groups out there a newsletter for collectors...what books are available on the subject? I am very happy to share my knowledge with anyone but will not make appraisals. To do that, you must be able to look at the thimble in person. I have a friend that has a saying, A knowledgable collector is a wise collector. She is a wise collector. In 1992, at the TCI Convention in San Diego, CA, I was given the highest honor in the thimble collecting community. It is called the Myrtle Lundquist Award. It reads, Lundquist Award - Compassion - Caring - Sharing - Awarded to Wynneth Mullins 1992. This award gives me a lot to live up to!

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2016-11-08 Thimble:

Hi Owen,  Thank you for your question.  In my opinion, the thimble is not valuable.  I would say that if you look at porcelain thimbles on eBay you will find many that look like this thimble and the prices

2016-10-18 nicholas gish:

Hi Kim,  Thank you for your question.  I believe the carousel thimbles were made in the 1980s and 1990s.  It is hard to determine the value of an item but much depends on supply and demand.  You may be


Hello Tim,  Thank you for your question.  The thimble is gold filled as the double anchors tell us that.  The L1 above the double anchors is actually the size which is 11.  The thimble was made by Goldsmith

2016-07-17 Thimbles from the thimble collectors club:

Hello Dale,  Thank you for your question.  You are indeed correct.  The thimbles were around $20.00 when they first came on the market.  If you go to eBay and look at what they are selling for now, the

2016-05-29 Ketcham & MacDougal Thimble:

Hello Jean,  Thank you for your question.  You are correct that it is a KMcD thimble.  The pattern does not have a name other than we call it a paneled thimble.  Sometimes thimbles have patent dates on


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