Monday, September 2, 2013

bone china thimbles

Collectible,  (100) available, case
included, $75 all.

Previous to seeing this listing I was not aware of the thimble's potential as a collectible. Having done the requisite Google image browsing, I appreciate the range of subject matter that graces these little cylindrical treasures. There’s the expected flowers and horses and birds and dogs and cats and British Royals and tourist locations, but also (and this is a partial list) playing cards, The King and I, Loretta Lynn, Heinz Baked beans, centaurs, the main characters from Finding Nemo, Beyonce, Monopoly, creepy clowns, the Spice Girls, Dirty Dancing, the Beatles, Abraham Lincoln, and my all-time favorite, a thimble adorned with a picture of a bunch of thimbles. The thimble is truly a blank canvas upon which you can project all of your pop culture and animal dreams.  In that spirit, I decided to leave mine blank. 

For no particular reason, I would also like to point out that I found one depiction of Guy Gibson on a bone china thimble that bears some resemblance to Bob Dobbs, purported founder of the Church of the Subgenius. Conspiracy?  Meaningless coincidence?  A little of both?

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