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Thimble Collecting: A Small Passion

Thimble Collecting: A Small Passion

By Bridget McConnel It is useful to have some idea of the history and the earliest known examples of needles, awls, pushers and thimbles to understand why people collect thimbles – a rather insignificant industrial device to stop fingers from becoming pin cushions. Sewn work appears as early as ca. 30,000 b.c. on the Cro-Magnon […]

Ken's Korner: British Museum pays $630,000 for rare coin

Ken’s Korner: British Museum pays $630,000 for rare coin – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – April 2006 The British Museum has paid a little more than $630,000 for a rare, 1,200-year-old gold coin dating to Anglo-Saxon times. It was the most ever paid for a piece of British money. The coin depicts King […]