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Details about  Antique Sterling Silver Thimble 1930 Henry Griffith & Sons Placename "THE SPA"

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Antique Sterling Silver Thimble 1930 Henry Griffith & Sons Placename "THE SPA"
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May 27, 2012 14:00:13 PDT
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Buffalo, New York, United States


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Up for auction, one antique solid sterling silver Henry Griffith & Sons thimble, featuring English Placename "THE SPA".

Diameter is roughly 11/16", stands 7/8" tall. Thimble is stamped "16" on the outside band, but this a "Millimeter" measurement method of sizing used by Henry Griffith & Sons, the only company in England to size their thimbles in this way. Base is perfectly round, in amazing shape for it's age.
There are abstract punched flower designs all over the circumference of the thimbles band.  Henry Griffith & Sons had a couple of designs in 1930 that were used for thimbles made with place names on them, this pattern isn't quite the daisy pattern I see most often, looks more like another flower like a poinsettia? See photos, definitely not the daisy pattern, but not too far off.

Markings on the thimble reveal the following info: Made in Birmingham England in 1930 (F), of Sterling Silver (Lion Passant marking). Also on the band appears the following text "THE SPA". These thimbles are pretty rare. I found tons of info online about these placename thimbles from Henry Griffith & Sons from the late 1920's to the early 1930's, but I didn't see an example of this particular thimble with this particular pattern.

This is a unique and charming antique silver thimble in wonderful vintage condition. Please see photos below, they truly represent the charm and condition of this item. Thank You for stopping by and have a peek at my other unique vintage items up right now...

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