Some people collect teddy bears. Other people collect bottle caps or knives. When it comes down to it, you can really collect just about anything you want, but there are certainly items that are better and easier to collect. Thimbles are one of those items. It's surprising that collecting thimbles is not even more popular than it is, considering all of the benefits of collecting thimbles.
Thimbles don't have to be expensive.
Of course there are expensive thimbles out there. You can pay a few hundred dollars for a set of collectible sterling silver thimbles. However, there are also plenty of more affordable thimbles available, too. You can find single thimbles — even some made from high-quality materials like silver — for fairly affordable prices. This makes it really easy to break into the thimble-collecting world; you don't need a lot of money to do it. You can get started with just your spare change and then increase the quality of the thimbles you buy if your income later increases.
Thimbles come from many different cultures and traditions.
It's amazing how much you can learn from a single little thimble! You can buy thimbles from different countries and admire the various markings and engravings that tell stories and details about the cultures of those countries. You can learn as much from collecting thimbles as you can from collecting flags, and thimbles are smaller and easier to find.
Thimbles don't take up a lot of space.
This is not a collection that will take over your home or that you will have to dedicate a whole room to. You can fit a pretty extensive thimble collection in a single drawer. This makes it easy for you to take the whole collection with you if you need to move or travel.
Thimbles can be displayed in many different ways.
You're not limited in the ways you can display your thimbles. Put them in a glass case in your living room, display them on shelves in your dining room, or show them off in shadow boxes in your sewing room. There's a lot of room to get creative in how you arrange the thimbles, too. You can group them by material, putting all of the sterling silver ones together, or you can group them by country of origin.
Thimbles are small and unassuming, but that's just one reason why they're so fun to collect. Buy your first set of sterling silver thimbles, or even buy a couple of single stainless steel thimbles — and build from there. Contact a company that sells products like sterling silver collectible thimbles to learn more.