Silver thimble

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blackfeet
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Found this silver open topped thimble yesterday it is stamped with the initials MV in large letters which is the owner and IG in small ones the maker dates to 1600-1700 which makes it my first treasure item
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A very nice Thimble . Its also nice to see its a Silver open top type too . A really unusual find and a type I`ve never been lucky enough to find. :thumbsup: Extremely well done :clapping:
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Nice one. :thumbsup:
It's cleaned up well, any more pics?
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That’s a beauty! I’ve found a few silver thimbles now but like Bors never one with initials on. Well done! And it’s not too squashed either :Star:
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Nice find Blackfeet,
That's a beauty :thumbsup:
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blackfeet wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 8:18 am Found this silver open topped thimble yesterday it is stamped with the initials MV in large letters which is the owner and IG in small ones the maker dates to 1600-1700 which makes it my first treasure item
Bad luck; Its beautiful Blackfeet - more than the one I found, but that has been with the FLO for over two years now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish it had been c.1800 and I wouldn't have had to send it in......
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Congratulations on the thimble.
Not found a Silver one as yet.
Shame about the age deeming it to be Treasure.
Cheers, :thumbsup:
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That really is a nice thimble and it's a great shame you are possibly going to loose it...
I have yet to find a really old thimble, silver or not, but it's on my bucket list..
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Pete E wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 2:00 pm That really is a nice thimble and it's a great shame you are possibly going to loose it
No realistic chance of it being claimed unless it has some sort of historic significance, which is highly unlikely :thumbsup:

Like most, I've managed a squashed, damaged one but one day... :D
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figgis wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 2:06 pm No realistic chance of it being claimed unless it has some sort of historic significance, which is highly unlikely :thumbsup:

Like most, I've managed a squashed, damaged one but one day... :D
John , the local museum apparently want my one and there is nothing particularly special about it... apparently they have a drawer in one of their many chests of drawers in the basement which isn't quite full to bursting and it will just fit in it.....
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You're kidding. The mind boggles :shock:
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HolzHammer wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 2:33 pm John , the local museum apparently want my one and there is nothing particularly special about it... apparently they have a drawer in one of their many chests of drawers in the basement which isn't quite full to bursting and it will just fit in it.....
Maybe it'll be 'studied' one day. Or sold off when they get bored :thumbdown:
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