“Specializing in the collection, research, and preservation of toothpick holders.”
Mt Washington fingers RS Germany Ruby Stained RS Prussia Emerald Hermann Ohme Japanese Ruby Stained Royal Bayreuth, Bavaria Emerald RS Germany Opalescent Eureka set Royal Bayreuth, Tapestry Scalloped Six Point Set Japanese Geishas Diamond Spearpoint set RS Prussia Heisey Glass Co. Japanese Seto toothpicks Opalescent Japanese Kutani, Satsuma, Kaga

Welcome to NTHCS

The National Toothpick Holder Collectors' Society includes over 400 members from all across the United States and Canada.  More information regarding the history of the Society and toothpick holders in general may be found in the "About" heading.  If you have questions about toothpick holders, the Society or how to become a member, please click on the "Contact" heading and we will get back to you.  The Society holds a convention each year in different locations.  Information about the current, past and future conventions can be found under its heading.  We hope that you will join the Society and attend our next convention.

Why Collect Toothpick Holders?

  1. There are many beautiful and varied toothpick holders from which to begin your collection.
  2. Toothpick holders are small in size and many of them can be displayed in small cabinets or curios
  3. Toothpick holders are made from many different media including: wood, glass, china, silver, etc.
  4. They are often ornately shaped, hand painted or beautifully adorned.
  5. It is easy to focus your collection by medium, manufacturer, country or region of origin, color etc.
  6. Most toothpick holders are antiques being over 100 years old.
  7. You have a lot of fun collecting!
  8. You meet others who collect and share information.