Posted 5 years ago
This thimble was found at the Salvos a couple of years ago. Every once in a while I need to do some sewing and this little piece comes in handy. Buttons on business shirts are a thing of the past, after 60. But …… recently Russ my partner’s pet stuffed dog needed some surgery: out came the needles, thread and Josiah had a hand in the procedure too!
Surgery complete, the thimble awaits its next outing in its original box and of course I went nuts! Perhaps I’m the one who needs a lobotomy!
Thimbles is an area of collecting mania that has so far eluded me.
But I do have a couple! This one is my favourite.
It’s stamped Wedgwood, England. This indicates that it was made between 1980 & 1990. After this they had a different stamp on the verso.
The box has a label “J1100T 3548.”
It has a portrait of Josiah Wedgwood on the front in dark blue jasper on a grey ground.
If you want to know everything about Jasper thimbles check out this: http://thimbleselect.bizland.com/wedgwood.htm
Some people collect stuffed toys too!