Monday, July 09, 2007

American Belleek thimble sold on eBay.

American Belleek thimble, c. late 19th-early 20th century, from collection of Estelle Zalkin.
US$799.99. 7 bids, starting at US$22.10.
1 July 2007.

Estelle Zalkin wrote one of my favorite thimble books, Zalkins Handbook of Thimbles and Sewing Implements, and wrote a column for the old newsletter, Thimbletter. This thimble was part of an auction of her some of her collection held at Christie's back in 1999. I couldn't have afforded it then, and I can't afford it now.

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