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SHIPS IN A BOX - WILL SHIP WITHIN 24 HOURS -- WITH TRACKING ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE THIMBLES PRICE GUIDE COLLECTOR'S BOOK WITH PRICE VALUES & PICTURES - FULL SIZE HARDBACK BOOKThe range of thimbles shown in this book is wide. Sections are devoted to gold, silver, brass, ivory, pewter, and china thimbles. Attention is also given to novelties and collectibles - unusual thimbles made of abalone, wood, leather, glass, alabaster, and even crochet, as well as unusually-shaped ones. Another section shows advertising thimbles - many of which are aluminum or plastic.The sections on gold and silver thimbles are introduced with information about the terminology used, and the different varieties of these metals. You get a crash course in gold terminology - learning what "gold-filled" and "Scandinavian gold" (among many other terms) mean as well as the colors of various varieties of gold, and what the various karat ratings mean. The silver section describes the differences between various "silver" metals and what their actual silver content is - e.g., sterling, silver-plated, alpaca, nickel silver (the latter of which are not silver at all), and other varieties of silver. There's also some information about how they are marked. This is a generously-sized, hardcover book - and the thimbles are pictured in large size. This certainly isn't one of those books where you get a dozen or so hazy little black-and white photos on each page.Instead, what you'll happily discover here are very large, color photographs, so you can see the thimbles in great detail. On most pages there are six thimbles pictured - each much larger than actual size - up to a couple inches tall. For each, a very brief description - caption - is included, noting any marks found on the thimble.This book includes more than just individual thimbles - several (albeit rather short) sections show sewing kits, thimble cases and holders, etc. There are two sections in the back of the books showing the maker's marks which may be found on thimbles, along with the maker's name and location. The first section deals with marks on metal thimbles; the second shows marks on china and pottery thimbles.A few non-thimble items are included as well (scissors, sewing clamps, darners, etc...) but little space is devoted to them. That's OK - this is a book about thimbles, after all. If you're interested in vintage & antique sewing & needlework tools, I'd recommend the books by Helen Lester Thompson (both volumes), Eleanor Johnson, and Nerylla Taunton, all of which include a wide range of such implements. PURCHASE ANY 6 BOOKS AT THE SAME TIME ANDRECEIVE FREE SHIPPING INSIDE USA
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