Thursday, 15 April 2010

Dirty Dancing

Here are Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in one of my favourite films.  I bought this thimble from ebay for £1.85.  That's around about the going price for decorative thimbles these days. Anywhere between £1.50 and £2.00 is the norm for bone china thimbles like this one.   Some of the rarer thimbles may go for a little more.  Bidding fever also helps raise the price a bit.  I mentioned in an earlier post that I bought a Teletubbies thimble for £5.50 which is way over priced!  Still, in my defence - it was the only one I had seen up to that point and I haven't seen any more since.  Well, to be honest, I haven't been looking.  It's bad enough knowing you've overpaid for something without seeing the proof. :)

Anyway, the main theme running through my thimble collection is movies and TV so when I saw this on ebay I couldn't pass it by.  It depicts a classic pose from a classic romantic film and we all know the classic line "Nobody puts Baby in a corner."

Well, actually, she isn't in a corner. She's in a box, wrapped up in bubble wrap along with most of my other thimbles at the moment.

Bye for now