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The Royal family   |   Queen Elizabeth II   |   Prince Philip   |   Prince Charles   |   Princess Diana   |   Princess Anne   |   Prince Andrew   |   Prince Edward   |   Princess Margaret   |   Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother  |  Prince William  |   Prince Henry


  HRH Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh
10 June 1921

Birthdays

60th birthday
10 June 1981


Caverswall
china

65th birthday
10 June 1986


Tony Bouchet
agateware

St George
china

Sutherland/Scotland Direct
china

70th birthday
10 June 1991


Tony Bouchet
agateware

Caverswall
china

Regal Etruria
china

Sutherland
china

Swann Thimbles
sterling silver with Peep

Woodsetton Peeps
brass

75th birthday
10 June 1996


The Thimble Guild
china

80th birthday
10 June 2001


Museum Collections
china

Rachel Pugh
china

85th birthday
10 June 2006


Julie Menzies
handpainted china

89th birthday
10 June 2010


china

90th birthday
10 June 2011


china

china

Others


Birchcroft
china
The Family series

Dalyn
china

Sutherland
china

firehydrant china

60th anniversary 1953-2012 RAF Wings
firehydrant china

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HRH Prince Charles Prince of Wales
14 November 1948

Birthdays

40th birthday
14 November 1988


Tony Bouchet
agateware

Caverswall
china

Woodsetton Peeps
brass

silverplated with enamel
ruby in apex

50th birthday
14 November 1998


Julie Menzies
handpainted china

Museum Collections
china

china

55th birthday
14 November 2003


china

60th birthday
14 November 2008


china

china

65th birthday
14 November 2013


china

Investiture as Prince of Wales
Caernaervon Castle, Wales
1 July 1969


St George
china

James Swann & Sons / Peter Swingler
sterling silver and enamel

pottery - tailor's shape


sterling silver and enamel

sterling silver and enamel

commemorating 25 years
1969-1994


Sutherland
china


Engagement
Lady Diana Spencer

24 February 1981


Caverswall
china

Highland China, Scotland
china

Mount Royal
china pair

Marriage and anniversaries
Lady Diana Spencer

St Paul's Cathedral
29 July 1981 - 28 June 1996


AJL
china

Avalon
china

Brylian Porcelain, USA
china

Clive Edward Burr
sterling silver

Caverswall 1
china

Caverswall 2
china
this version seems less common?

Caverswall 3
as Duke of Cornwall
china

Coalport
china pair

Cottage China
china

Crummles, Poole
enamel and brass

M I Dorman-Brailsford
9ct gold

M I Dorman-Brailsford
sterling silver

Fenton 1
china

Fenton 2
china

Fenton 3
china

Finsbury
china

Shirley Frost 1
sterling silver

Shirley Frost 2
sterling silver

Hammersley
china

Harlequin Design Studio
china pair

Heritage
silver gilt pair
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Heritage
sterling silver pair
one has Prince of Wales feathers on the verso
the other St Pauls

Hexagon Studios
china

Highland China, Scotland
china

Hurley
porcelain

Iles & Gomms
silverplated

KRC, USA
bisque porcelain

Lysander
china

Mappin & Webb's Gerald Benney
sterling silver

Mason's
china pair

Oakley
china

Olde England
china

Queen's
china

Royal Albert
china

Royal Staffordshire
china large size

Royal Worcester 1
china

Royal Worcester 2
china

Spode
china

Staffordshire Enamels
enamel and brass

James Swann & Son 1
sterling silver

James Swann & Son 2
sterling silver and enamel
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James Swann & Son 3
sterling silver and enamel
this version shows the names on the incorrect side
they were redone but the images blurred!!

Peter Swingler 1
sterling silver and enamel

Peter Swingler 2
sterling silver and enamel

Peter Swingler 3
sterling silver and enamel

Ullmannglass, Germany
crystal pair
one clear, one frosted

Victoria China
china

Wedgwood i
jasperware pair
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Wedgwood ii
jasperware

Julius Wengert
sterling silver and enamel

brass and enamel

brass and enamel

china

metal - firehydrant

pewter or metal

silverplated

silver-plated pewter
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sterling silver

sterling silver and enamel



1st anniversary
29 July 1982


china



10th anniversary
29 July 1991


Tony Bouchet
agateware

Caverswall
china

Caverswall
china

Caverswall
china


Regal Etruria
china

Sutherland
china
Marriage
Camilla Parker Bowles

Windsor
9 April 2005 (some thimbles will have 8th April)


Birchcroft
china pair

Stephen Frost - Warwick Models
handpainted pewter [8th April]

Julie Menzies
handpainted china [9th April]

Julie Menzies
handpainted china [8th April]

Museum Collections
china [9th April]

Woodsetton Peeps
copper

china [8th April]

china

china

china

china

china

Other occasions and mixed sets


Caverswall
china
Visit to Australia 1983-1984

Ian Parry
beechwood with silver

St George
china
the Royal Family Series

St George
china
Diana with Prince William and Prince Harry

St George
china
family group

Sutherland
china
Visit for Australian Bicentenary 1988

Sutherland
china

Woodsetton Peeps
brass
Australia Bicentenary Visit 1988

Woodsetton Peeps
brass
Visit to Hungary 1990

china
1987

china

china - firehydrant

plastic

china
Camilla Countess of Cornwell
63rd birthday
17 July 2010

china
Camilla Countess of Cornwell
Awarded Dame Grand Cross...2012

metal
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HRH Diana Princess of Wales
1 July 1961 - 31 August 1997

Birthdays

21st birthday
1 July 1982


Caverswall
china

Caverswall
china

Highland China, Scotland
china

25th birthday
1 July 1986


Royal Grafton
china
commissioned by the Thimble Collectors Club [TCC]

30th birthday
1 July 1991


Tony Bouchet
agateware

Woodsetton Peeps
brass and lacquer

Other occasions and mixed sets


Birchcroft
china
from Royal Ladies set

Sutherland
china

Woodsetton Peeps
brass and lacquer


In memoriam
31 August 1997


Althorp
china

Birchcroft
china

Fenton
china

Stephen Frost
handpainted pewter
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Alicia Gordon
sterling silver and enamel
commissioned by The Thimble Society of London

Alicia Gordon
9 ct gold and enamel
commissioned by The Thimble Society of London

Thorvald Greif, Germany
sterling silver
available in 9ct gold and sterling silver

Mayfair 1
china

Mayfair 2
china

Mayfair 3
china

Mayfair 4
china

Mayfair 5
china

Mayfair 6
china

Julie Menzies
handpainted china

Sutherland
china

Peter Swingler
sterling silver and enamel

Thimble Guild
china

Trude Crafts, Wales
china

china

china

china

china

china

china

china

china

china

silverplated

10 years 1997-2007


Harvey Sillis
sterling silver

Wedgwood
jasperware

china

15 years 1997-2012


china

china

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HRH Prince William
21 June 1982

Birthdays

birth
21 June 1982


Caverswall
china

Caverswall
china set of 4

Caverswall
china set of 4
Princess Diana as Mother

Caverswall
china set of 4
HM Queen Elizabeth as grandmother

Caverswall
china set of 4
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
as great-grandmother

Deakin & Francis
sterling silver

Deakin & Francis
9 ct gold

Fenton / St George
china

Highland China, Scotland
china

Royal Albert
china

Royal Worcester
china

Spode
china

Sutherland
china

James Swann & Son
sterling silver and enamel

James Swann & Son
sterling silver
made for The Thimble Society of London

Peter Swingler
sterling silver and enamel

Victoria China

Wedgwood
jasperware

Whitehill Silver & Plate Co
sterling silver and enamel

china

sterling silver and enamel

christening
4 August 1982


Caverswall
china

Caverswall
china

1st birthday
21 June 1983


Caverswall
china

Caverswall
china

Finsbury
china

St George
china

Sutherland
china

18th birthday
21 June 2000


Julie Menzies
handpainted china

Museum Collections
china

china

china
William's coat-of-arms granted at 18

21st birthday
21 June 2003


Julie Menzies
handpainted china

Museum Collections
china

Museum Collections
china

Woodsetton Peeps
pewter

28th birthday
21 June 2010


china

30th birthday
21 June 2012


china

Other


china

china

china
Knight of the Thistle 5 July 2012

china

china

Engagement
Miss Kate Middleton

16 November 2010

Julie Menzies
handpainted china

china

china

china

china

china

china

Marriage
Catherine Middleton

Westminster Cathedral
29 April 2011


Abbey
china

Cottage Thimbles
china

Stephen Frost-Warwick Models
pewter
with 6 stones set in apex
with W & C initials with good luck symbols

Julie Menzies 1
handpainted china

Julie Menzies 2
handpainted china

Peter Swingler
sterling silver & handpainted enamel
20 produced

Trevor Towner
rhodium-plated silver & silver-gilt
applied ribboning with seed pearl & cabochon garnet

Woodsetton Peeps
lacquer/brass

china and crystal

china

china

china

china

china

William and Catherine - Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - other


Cottage Thimbles
china
1st wedding anniversary 2012

china
Royal Tour of Canada July 2011

china
1st wedding anniversary 2012

china
1st wedding anniversary 2012

china
with Lupo

Kate Middleton / Catherine Duchess of Cambridge - other


china

china
30th birthday 2012

Children
HRH Prince George
22 July 2013


Cottage Thimbles
china

Loom Gallery USA
beads

Woodsetton Peeps
pewter

china

china

pewter


HRH Prince George
Christening
23 October 2013


china

china

china

china

china

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HRH Prince Henry [aka Prince Harry]
15 September 1984

Birthdays

birth
15 September 1984


Caverswall
china

Deakin & Francis
sterling silver
commissioned by The Thimble Society of London

Siegfried Flitsch, Pforzheim
sterling silver & enamel
gilt version also available

St George
china

St George
china

Sutherland
china

James Swann & Son
sterling silver

James Swann & Son
sterling silver
made for The Thimble Society of London

china

pewter

handpainted pewter

German silverplated

1st birthday
15 September 1985


The Thimble Library
china

18th birthday
15 September 2002


Museum Collections
china

21st birthday
15 September 2005


Julie Menzies
handpainted china

Museum Collections
china

Other


china

china

china
in Afghanistan

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The Princess Royal HRH Princess Anne
15 August 1950

Birthdays

40th birthday
15 August 1990


Tony Bouchet
agateware

Woodsetton Peeps
brass

50th birthday
15 August 2000


Julie Menzies
handpainted china

Museum Collections
china

others


Woodsetton Peeps
brass and lacquer
"1950"

Cottage Thimbles
china
Royal wedding 1992

china
Princess Royal 1987

china
Royal Wedding 1972

china
55th birthday 2005

china
20th anniversary of Princess Royal 2007


Marriage

Lieutenant Mark Phillips
14 November 1973 - April 1992
Westminster Abbey


Peter Swingler
sterling silver and enamel

Peter Swingler
sterling silver and enamel

Commander Timothy Laurence
12 December 1993
Crathie Kirk Scotland


Tony Bouchet
agateware

Cottage Thimbles
china

Swann Thimbles
sterling silver

Swann Thimbles
sterling silver
identical to the JS&S 1973 thimble


Meg Urwin, Scotland
china

Woodsetton Peeps
brass

Woodsetton Peeps
sterling silver and enamel


Princess Royal
June 1987


Coalport
china

Woodsetton Peeps
brass
Children

Peter Phillips


St George
china
15 November 1977

Cottage China
china
marriage to Autumn Kelly
17 May 2008

china
marriage to Autumn Kelly
17 May 2008

Zara Phillips
15 May 1981


china
2006

china
engagement to Mike Tindall
December 2010

china
engagement to Mike Tindall
December 2010

china
30th birthday
15 May 2011

Cottage Thimbles
china
marriage to Mike Tindall
30 July 2011

Julie Menzies
handpainted china
marriage to Mike Tindall
Canongate Kirk
30 July 2011

Julie Menzies
handpainted china
marriage to Mike Tindall
30 July 2011

Woodsetton Peeps
lacquer and brass
marriage to Mike Tindall
30 July 2011

china
marriage to Mike Tindall
30 July 2011

china
marriage to Mike Tindall
30 July 2011

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HRH Prince Andrew Duke of York
19 February 1960

Birthdays

21st birthday
19 February 1981


Caverswall
china

Birthdays

50th birthday
19 February 2010


china

Engagement
Miss Sarah Ferguson

19 March 1986


Sutherland
china

Sutherland/Scotland Direct
china

James Swann & Son
sterling silver

Woodsetton Peeps
brass

Marriage
Miss Sarah Ferguson

23 July 1986 - May 1996
Westminster Abbey


Birchcroft
china

Tony Bouchet
agateware

Philip Campbell, Mull
sterling silver

Caverswall
china

Caverswall
china

Crummles, Poole
brass and enamel

KE
sterling silver
commissioned by The Thimble Society of London

Fenton
china

Finsbury / Fenton
china

Royal Albert
china

Royal Crown Derby
china pair

Spode
china

St George
china

Sutherland
china

Sutherland
china

James Swann & Son
sterling silver

James Swann & Son
sterling silver and enamel

Wedgwood
china set of 6

James Swann & Son
sterling silver

Thimble Collectors Socy
china

The Thimble Society of London
handpainted china

Woodsetton Peeps
brass

Woodsetton Peeps
pewter

Woodsetton Peeps
sterling silver

gold-plated

pewter

silver-plated and enamel
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Children

Princess Beatrice
8 August 1988


Tony Bouchet
agateware

Caverswall
china
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Caverswall
china

Sutherland
china
The Queen Mother with Princess Beatrice

James Swann & Son
sterling silver
commissioned by The Thimble Society of London

Woodsetton Peeps
brass

Woodsetton Peeps
brass

Woodsetton Peeps
pewter

Eugenie
23 March 1990


Tony Bouchet
agateware

Peter Swingler
sterling silver and enamel

Peter Swingler
sterling silver and enamel

Woodsetton Peeps
brass

Others


Caverswall
china
Visit to York 4 July 1987

St George
china
His Royal Highness Prince Andrew

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HRH Prince Edward Duke of Wessex
10 March 1964

Birthdays

21st birthday
10 March 1985


St George
china

Marriage
Miss Sophie Rhys-Jones

19 June 1999
Windsor


Birchcroft
china

Jaspers, York
handpainted china

Julie Menzies
handpainted china

Museum Collections
china

Swann Thimbles
sterling silver

china

Others


Caverswall
china

Cottage China
china
birth of Louise
8 November 2003

Cottage China
china
birth of James Mountbatten Windsor
17 December 2007

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HRH Princess Margaret Countess of Snowden
21 August 1930 - 9 February 2002


Birchcroft
china
from Royal Ladies set

Caverswall
china

Julie Menzies
handpainted china
70th birthday 2000

St George
china
Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret

china
in memoriam

china
in memoriam

china
10 years commemoration - 2012

china
10 years commemoration - 2012

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HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
4 August 1900 - 30 March 2002

80th birthday
4 August 1980


Caverswall
china

Caverswall
china

Caverswall
china

Highland China, Scotland
china

Mount Royal
china

Peter Swingler
sterling silver/handpainted enamel

85th birthday
4 August 1985


Caverswall
china

Deakin & Francis
sterling silver and enamel
commissioned by The Thimble Society of London

Stephen Frost - Warwick Models
handpainted pewter

Felix Morel
brass and gilt

Theodore Paul
china with Swarovski Crystal

James Swann & Son
sterling silver and enamel

Sutherland / Scotland Direct
china

90th birthday
4 August 1990


Jenny Blair Designs
silver foil on glass

Jenny Blair Designs
gold foil on glass

Tony Bouchet
agateware

Caverswall
china

Fenton
china

Hamilton & Inches
sterling silver

Peter Nicholas
sterling silver

Meycraft
fine bone china

St George
china

Sutherland
china
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James Swann & Son
sterling silver

Swann Thimbles
sterling silver with Peep

Swann Thimbles
sterling silver and enamel

Peter Swingler
sterling silver and enamel

Thimble Craft by Shirley
porcelain

Woodsetton Peeps
brass

John & Margaret Urwin
wood

93rd birthday
4 August 1993


Dunheved
handpainted china
by Sheila Whitcombe

95th birthday
4 August 1995


Sutherland
china

Sutherland
china with Swarovski crystal

98th birthday
4 August 1998


Julie Menzies
handpainted china

Sutherland
china

Swann Thimbles/The Thimble Guild
sterling silver - slate apex

99th birthday
4 August 1999


Julie Menzies
handpainted china

Museum Collections
china

Swann Thimbles
sterling silver and stone

Woodsetton Peeps
brass

100th birthday
4 August 2000


Connoisseur
china

Fenton
and
Babbacombe Pottery
china

Stephen Frost - Warwick Models
handpainted pewter

Peter Ladell
sterling silver
commissioned by The Thimble Society of London

Julie Menzies
handpainted china

Julie Menzies
handpainted china

Julie Menzies
handpainted china

Museum Collections
china

Woodsetton Peeps
brass

china

sterling silver

101st birthday
4 August 2001

Museum Collections
china

Rachel Pugh
china

Woodsetton Peeps
brass

china

Set of 6 by Sutherland



In memoriam
30 March 2002


Stephen Frost - Warwick Models
handpainted pewter

Museum Collections
china

Woodsetton Peeps
brass

Woodsetton Peeps
pewter

china

china

china

Set of 8 by Rachel Pugh

Others


Birchcroft
china
from Royal Ladies set

Connoisseur
china

Dunheved
handpainted china
by Sheila Whitcombe

Julie Menzies
handpainted china with crystal apex

St George
china

St George
china
63rd birthday

Sutherland
china
commemorating 50 years since
her coronation, 1987

Sutherland
china

china

china
1987

china


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  Last updated 6 March 2014