Antiques Trade Gazette web site, a gateway site for art and antiques websites worldwide.

Portobello Road Antiques Market web site. A comprehensive guide to one of the most important venues for dealers and collectors alike.

The Antiques Directory - a useful portal site listing shops and outlets by area as well as shows and fairs.

The Dorset Thimble Society - an active collectors club with regular meetings in Bournemouth on the South Coast of England. Affiliated with overseas societies.

The Toy Museum, (Spielzeugmuseum) Davos, Switzerland. A privately owned collection of toys, dolls and miniatures, internationally renowned. A must if in the area and worth a trip in its own right.

The Redditch Needle Museum, tracing the fascinating history of needle making in Redditch over the years

Mauchline Ware Collectors Club. An active society with regular meetings and a well-illustrated journal. Branch in USA.

Cotton Patch . A one-stop shop for all your patchwork and quilting needs.

Fingerhut Museum, Creglingen, Germany . A fabulous private thimble museum on the beautiful Romantische Strasse.

Thimble Collectors International . Active American Society for collectors of thimbles and needlework tools with international connections.