I collect them! Turns out I have 77. Most I've acquired in travels, makes them more fun. Others from friends or family who travel and remember I collect and 2 as part of exchanges. I purchased my very first thimble in 1990 in Germany. I just washed all 77! Talk about dishpan hands. I seem to have more from abroad than the US. I forget alot of times to pick one up in our travels. I'm sure I will be collecting a few this summer.