Are you a member of Thimble Collectors International (TCI)?
TCI is the premier collector group for those interested in thimbles and needlework tools. Within the Members Only side of the website, you will find photo and informational files that specifically address the fakes and reproduction on the market. Avoid the pitfalls and disappointment thinking you have purchased an antique item from an Internet site when in fact it is a fake. An informed collector is a wise collector.