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Simons St. Louis World's Fair.  Photo property of Kit Froebel, thimblescope.com, from article, "Antique Thimbles, American Style" on AntiqueTrader.com.

Simons St. Louis World's Fair. Photo property of Kit Froebel, thimblescope.com, from article, "Antique Thimbles, American Style" on AntiqueTrader.com.

RARE World's Fair Thimble 1892 columbian expedition columbus sewing supply sterling silver by hurstdesigns on Etsy, $180.00

RARE World's Fair Thimble 1892 columbian expedition columbus sewing supply sterling silver by hurstdesigns on Etsy, $180.00

American thimbles are known for scenic decorations, especially of farms and waterfronts. Floral designs were popular for English. The French favored highly elaborate gold thimbles embellished with enamel or semi-precious stones, while the Norwegians were often enameled over guilloche.

Raised design of three different birds unmarked. Many early thimbles were unmarked as to maker. Celluloid and plastic thimbles were usually made in only one size. Numbers inside their caps are mold numbers, not sizes.

Simons Bros. 100th Anniversary “Transportation Thimble”. - antiquetrader.com

commemorated their anniversary of thimble making by producing the “Transportation Thimble”. It features the major modes of transportation at that time: a car, an airplane, a boat, and a train.

Vintage Ornate Sterling Thimble with Gold Wash

Vintage Ornate Sterling Thimble with Gold Wash

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