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  • Thimble Collectors International (TCI) is one of the premier collector groups when it comes to providing information about thimble and needlework tool collecting.

Our members receive our quarterly publication, TCI Bulletin. Our biennial convention features advanced learning opportunities from internationally acclaimed experts. Conventions are held in even years in different cities around the USA. We additionally promote  research  and  scholarship,  publishing  specialized  booklets  on  thimbles  and related needlework tools. We continue to strive towards a better understanding of the history of thimbles and needlework tools, the makers, the hallmarks and so much more.

When you join TCI, you gain access to our Members Only portion of this site. You will be able to research a hallmark, view hundreds of high quality photographs of thimbles and needlework tools as well as find resources for advanced study. The enormous file devoted to fakes and reproductions will help you to avoid an expensive mistake.

Are you thinking about joining TCI?

We have an offer for you!

Between  April  18  -  August 1,  2014,  we  are offering a “NEW” member incentive. You will receive a free French porcelain thimble, man and sled! This offer is for new members only. Complete registration and payment must be made to take advantage of the offer. (If you are a member who is renewing your membership, the offer does not qualify. This is for qualified new members only) Join here.


logo2014  Kansas City,  MO, Auction  Catalog  and Absentee  Bidding  Rules

You do not  need to be a member  of TCI to bid on an item  at the
nsas City  Auction  - Absentee  bidding  is opeto anyone  who  will not  be attending   the  upcoming   convention.

All you  need  to do is read  the Absentee  Bidding  Rules carefully 
By placing  a bid you  are entering   into  a contract   with  TCIComplete   the Absentee  Bidding  form  and
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        View  and  download  the  KC 201AuctioCatalog  here
        Absentee   Bidding  Rules here and Bidding  Form here

TCI encourages friendship and service among members who have formed or belong to regional and international thimble groups.

We invite you to browse through our site and hope you will consider becoming part of our global membership. Meet collectors from around the world who have a similar interest.

clip_image001     Breaking NEWSTCI has just released their own Auction Site!

Register today to buy and sell thimbles and needlework tools!
You do not need to be a member of TCI to take advantage of the Auction Site format

What’s it Worth?

Do  you  have  a  needlework  tool,  thimble,  etc,  or  even  a  complete collection, and want to know its true value? Our new Price Guides section is for you!  These guides track historical sales data on a huge and growing selection of antique needlework tools. Check them out today here.

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