Franklin Mint Set of 25 Garden Bird Thimbles w/Rack

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  • Sold Date: Jun 03, 2008
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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
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