Stuff A Collector's Guide to Thimbles
by Bridget McConnel
ISBN-10: 1555215424
ISBN-13: 9781555215422
Wellfleet Press
1990
HC w/ Dust Jacket
Pages: 95
Language(s): English
Like New/Very Good - Light cover and edge wear.
$9.00 $8.10

Thimbles exist in stone, wood, horn, glass, bone, tortoiseshell, leather, bronze, porcelain, gold, silver, pewter, lead, ivory and a hundred other materials. Given the additional variables of nationality, period and design or manufacturing style, it is obvious that without careful guidance the new, and even more established, collector will have serious problems in building and shaping a sensibly organized, and thus more valuable, collection. This book has been devised by one of the world's foremost thimble authorities to provide exactly the sort of professional advice and expertise that will allow collectors to feel their way certainly through the confusing morass of existing information and to focus their energy and efforts on acquiring precisely the pieces they need to establish a collection that has breadth, unity, substance, beauty and value. In addition practical tips on cataloguing, maintenance and display are provided that will help any collection to be preserved and presented at its finest.