They laughed when I bought thimbles instead of real estate.
Antique Sterling Filigree Tape Measure, Thimble, and Perfume Bottle. English, ca. 1790-1800; excellent condition. US$946.00; 18 bids, starting at US$56.88. 1 June 2009. From Elegant Arts Antiques.
Antique French Sterling Silver Fable Thimble "Three Birds on a Branch" design, ca. 1900, "thought to be the work of designer Firmin-Pierre Lasserre." Mint Condition. US$363.89; 19 bids, starting at US$9.00. 1 June 2009. Another item from Elegant Arts Antiques
Silver Souvenir Thimble of the Steamship President Lincoln. Most likely German, ca. 1901-1917. Damaged enamelling, glass cap. US$223.50; 12 bids, starting at US$25.00. 8 June 2009.
I collect thimbles. This blog was started to share all things thimble-ish with other collectors and provide links to sellers and makers of thimbles. Just for fun.
If you see something wrong here or are offended by something, please let me know by adding a comment and I will change or delete as needed to rectify the situation. Please do not write rude comments: I was hoping this would be a pleasant diversion.