Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc., Inc.
Live Auction

August 26, 2023: Summer Americana - Day Three

Sat, Aug 26, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 2532


Estimate: $80 - $120
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Sold Price includes BP

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$0 $10
$200 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
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$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

ANTIQUE 10K-14K YELLOW GOLD AND SILVER SEWING THIMBLES, LOT OF TWO, comprising a gold thimble testing between 10K and 14K gold fineness by Ketcham & McDougall (KMD) with "CABELLA" engraved around the band, and an unmarked silver thimble with engraved decoration and "K.L.A." initials around band, including two handwritten notes consisting one that reads, "Dear Katherine, I think you should have Mama's silver thimble because you were named for her and the oldest grandchild. Love Aunt Frances", and the other from the granddaughter Katherine E. Finch that reads, "June 1, 1997 Gallipolis, Ohio... My Grandfather, Francis M. Adams, born April 31, 1961 [supposed to be 1861], whose parents migrated from Wigtown, Dumfries Region, Scotland, married... my grandmother, Katherine Lemon Kiger, who was born Feb 10, 1886 [supposed to be 1866] and died June 10, 1964 at 98 years of age." Gold thimble with maker's mark and tested for gold fineness, silver unmarked and of unknown fineness/metal content. Total weight of gold thimble: 3.0 grams. Fourth quarter 19th/first quarter 20th century. 3/4" and 7/8" HOA.


Gold thimble in excellent overall condition with minor wear, surface scratches, and nicks; silver thimble in fair overall condition with wear, surface scratches, denting, worn spots to engraving, two splits to band. 

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From the Jim and Sandra Hirzel collection, Reynoldsburg, OH.