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Value of a Silver Thimble with Jeweled Crown?

Value of a Silver Thimble with Jeweled Crown - thimble with cover in plastic caseDuring a lockdown sort out I've come across this silver thimble that my nan gave me many years ago. I can only find information on one website which I need to subscribe to obtain a value. This site did give me the following information.

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"Rare item. Solid silver English hallmarked thimble and crown cover combination in presentation case. The thimble is plain silver with '1952 E II R 1972' engraved to the side. The crown has a plain silver base with a gilt finish to the remainder, the detail includes fleur de lis and there are four red gemstones on each of the shoulders. I am not sure what they are, possibly rubies or garnets. It is topped with a cross. The thimble bears the makers mark 'TPC', the lion denoting sterling silver, and the panther's head for London. It is about 2.2 cms tall, 2.1 cms diameter, and weighs 8.3g. The crown also bears the makers mark 'TPC', the lion denoting sterling silver, the panthers head, and the date letter 'c' for 1977. It is further hallmarked with the additional duty mark to commemorate the silver jubilee. About 3.2 cms tall and 2.4 cms in diameter and about 10g in weight. It is in the original case with the label attached underneath with the words 'THIS SILVER THIMBLE AND CROWN COVER IS ONE OF A PRIVATE EDITION OF ONLY 200 DESIGNED BY JENNIFER M YOUNG TO COMMEMORATE THE SILVER JUBILEE OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II LONG MAY SHE REIGN'. Red felt base"

Any help with the value or any other information about this thimble would be very much appreciate.

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May 24, 20201 found this helpful
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I would advise you to NOT take this free trial as things like this can be disastrous and this company has had problems with charging when the trial period was ended using statements like; "need 3 days to cancel payment order".

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Never - ever - give bank information (not even debit card or you may have to lock that card). If you have access to a card that expires in 7 days then okay to use.
But - this is the only site that seems to have information about this thimble.

www.worthpoint.com/.../silver-jubilee-solid-silver-gilt...

This is a sort-of forum so someone on this site may have information.

ask.extension.org/ask

You might try asking for a free appraisal but most of these sites will not provide information on any item valued less than $500 and I have no idea as to the value of your thimble.
Still - it doesn't hurt to ask and someone may be interested in looking at this item.

www.whatsellsbest.com/.../collectibles.html

This site charges $20 but good appraisals and if you plan to sell for very much money you will need an appraisal.

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www.valuemystuff.com/.../how-it-works

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May 25, 20200 found this helpful

Thank you for reply. Noted not to give card details. I think best option is as you suggested to find an aprisal company.

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Personal appraisals can be nice but as a general rule (with something like this) they have a program that takes them to an appraisal site (could be one of the free ones listed) and then they provide you with whatever the company sends to them. Of course, they have to pay the appraisal company an annual fee for their services.

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The most important first thing if seeking a local appraisal is to ask - up front - what type of certificate/license do you have - what is the total fee and will I get professional pictures?
With an item like this - some jewelry stores have appraisers (they may be independent - not actual employees of the store but only rent the space in the store) but they will have the proper certificates/license.
Please let us know what you learn about this neat item.

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May 24, 20200 found this helpful

Like you I have found the site you are referring to that give the same information that you have posted here. I would suggest to take them up on their free trial and use this to obtain the value of this item. I am not finding any other information or even one listed for sale online.

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I can not even find one that has been sold. I do see they have a free trial to the site and you can cancel right after checking out the information you are interested in.

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May 24, 20200 found this helpful

Thank you for your reply. I was a little worried about signing up as they need payment details but will have another look.

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May 25, 20201 found this helpful

Why not take to a appraiser/dealer in person to get the information and more history. This is safer, and you can get written confirmation of what you have.

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May 30, 20200 found this helpful

This is a pretty spectacular piece. In the US it has rare value if only because we're 'across the pond' - it is possible that in Britain these are a dime a dozen but here in the US probably not

Also yeah, free trials are no bueno

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