Tuesday, June 09, 2009

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.

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