Franklin Mint Set of 25 Garden Bird Thimbles w/Rack

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jun 03, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House

Franklin Mint Garden Bird Thimbles!!!!!

This is a set of 25 porcelain thimbles from the Franklin Mint. Each thimble has 2 gold bands around the bottom and another around the top, and each has a wrap-around picture of a different garden bird. Each bird is realistically done perched on a branch with flowers, and the latin name of the bird is done in gold. Each thimble is marked on the inside "Franklin Porcelain limited edition fine bone china 1979", and a copy of the signature of the artist, Peter Barrett (atleast that's what the signature looks like). 3/4"D x 1-1/8"H.

They come with a oval dark wood display rack, which has 5 shelves for displaying the thimbles. Each shelf has 4, 5 or 6 slightly recessed circles for keeping the thimbles in place. It has a sawtooth hanger on the back for hanging on the wall. 10-1/4"W x 12-1/4"H x 2"D Also t is an informational card about each garden bird, shown in the close-up photos. List of Birds - Black-Capped Chickadee, Nightingale, Cardinal, Bluejay, Chaffinch, Goldfinch, Snow Bunting, Baltimore Oriole, Blue Tit, Scarlet Tanager, Redstart, Ruby throated Hummingbird, Yellow-Shafted Flicker, Mockingbird, Tufted Titmouse, Song Thrush, Nuthatch, Yellow-Throat, White-Throated Sparrow, Jay, Red-Winged Blackbird, Western Meadowlark, Green Woodpecker, Eastern Bluebird, Robin.

The set is in excellent condition, the rack has no marks on it. 22 of the thimbles are in mint condition, no chips or cracks. 3 have issues - The Robin was broken in half and glued together, with a couple of small chips mising from the side and inside. The Eastern Bluebird has a chip off the bottom which was repaired, mainly visible from the inside. The Green Woodpecker has a small chip of gold off the bottom band, and a small chip off the inside.

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