The TCI BULLETIN is the official publication of Thimble Collectors International. It is a high-quality twenty-four (24) page magazine and it is published four (4) times a year. It is printed will full-color images and mailed 1st Class Mail in a protective plastic sleeve.

Membership subscriptions include the option of receiving a printed copy and/or access to the electronic e-Bulletin.

Printed copies are mailed in February, May, August, and November. The PDF e-Bulletin is available to members to read online or to download. Back Issues of all TCI BULLETINS are available online, Members Only side of the website.


Here are just a few examples of the high-quality images associated with articles that have appeared in past issues of the TCI Bulletin. 

The focus of the TCI Bulletin is to provide information about the Society’s business and activities and to present a wide range of articles pertaining to the research and study of thimbles and needlework tools.

Our TCI Bulletin includes features such as:

* Member/Group Profiles – helps members become acquainted with each other and the regional groups.

* My Specialty – highlights a particular part of a member’s collection.

* Not In The Books – spotlights a thimble or needlework tool that has never been discussed before.

* Thimblers’ Market – provides members the opportunity to place free buy/sell/wanted ads.

* Thimbles/Needlework Tools Tell a Story – features the history of a company or product listed on an advertising thimble or tool.

To view a sample of a past TCI Bulletin, click here.

To view the TCI Bulletin Index with reference to past articles and features, click here.

For additional information about the TCI Bulletin, contact Susan Dempster, Bulletin Editor

TCI Bulletin Paid Advertisements:

To purchase advertising space in a future TCI Bulletin, please email your camera-ready copy to Melissa Yauk, Assistant Editor before sending payment. Only ads with prior approval will be accepted.

Advertisements can be placed for thimbles, needlework tools, and related items.

The deadlines for ad submittal are as follows:

  • Winter – 01 December 
  • Spring – 01 March 
  • Summer – 01 June 
  • Fall – 01 September 
Ads are currently offered in two (2) sizes and payment must be made through PayPal (US Dollars):
  • 2″ x 3 ½”
  • 4″ x 3 ½”
To purchase an ad – Click on the BUY NOW button below for the size you are requesting.

2″ x 3 ½” = $25 (US Dollars)



4″ x 3 ½” – $50 (US Dollars)


If you would prefer to remit a check instead of using PayPal,  please contact Melissa Yauk, Assistant Editor for details.  To purchase ads for more than one issue, please submit a separate PayPal payment or check for each issue.

Questions? Please contact Melissa Yauk, Assistant Editor.