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Little Miss Muffet    20
Little Miss Muffet

When we consider collectors items what comes to mind.

There are so many interesting items that we never see on Bob.Perhaps it is just that people do not realize that everything was done in style many years ago.

It is no use discussing this in the antique thread because it is as dead as a dodo.:sad2:

Here are some examples of sewing collectables foreign to Bob.Perhaps users do not look for them

Silver thimbles,scissors,Top left a chatelaine solid silver. Pin cushions came in all shapes and sizes. The doll is a pin cushion too. A childs singer sewing machine and a unit with old sewing cottons etc. More below. Don't ask me why I don't list these collectables. The reason is I do not think that users will appreciate the value of them except perhjaps for the silver "objects of virtue"

 

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Little Miss Muffet    20
Little Miss Muffet

More above. Far right Ivory cotton reel and needle holder.More needle holders left and just look at those vintage skirts.

 

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YiaYia1    10
YiaYia1

The skirts are so beautiful. I love clothing from yester year.

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NooNooBug    10
NooNooBug

Wow thanx for sharing. Some amazing pieces. I don't usually gravitate towards silver but I think the silver scissors set & thimbles are gorgeous. The workmanship in those days was excellent & unfortunately people tend not to appreciate what goes into making things (Both my husband & I are crafts people), and if you had to charge for your time you would never be able to sell anything ! Sad really how "instant" our society has become. Sometimes a buyer wants a custom made item but then expects it to be posted the next day !

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Little Miss Muffet    20
Little Miss Muffet

Take these back dated buttons that I listed on Wed crazy last week.

They sold for R1 for both sets.I was horrified so I will not list them on Wed crazy auctions again.Even listing them at all seems a waste of time.Ordinary modern uninteresting buttons cost more than R1 each today.

Can you imagine the green ones on a mohair jersey.The hat buttons would draw attention and friends would surely ask where they were found.

 

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booksallsizes    10
booksallsizes

I covet all of the above except for the ivory (I know it's old and legal ivory but I still have an aversion).

The chatelaine makes me swoon, as do the pincushions and the skirts are stunning. Are you going to be listing the items ordinarily (i.e. not Crazy W)?

I can appreciate your frustration - the same problem in this country with books. If it's not Africana, then forget it - one may get a semi-decent price for something old and special but nothing compared to its worth.

 

(Damn, those buttons were a steal...)

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Little Miss Muffet    20
Little Miss Muffet

The sewing machine and some of the items are mine NFS. Some of the images were taken off the internet for examples.

If an elephant dies a natural death it would be a shame to waste the ivory

It is always unscrupulous people who cause the problem.

 

They say opportunity knocks but once.The way I actually got into the business of collectors item was when my step-mother-in-law died. She was a radiologist specialist at Groote Schuur (She was the first to see the sextuplets). She was an avid collector and we had to clear her house.

She had kept some of her clothes from the 1920's.All her dolls --You name it she had it.

If I had that house today I would go through it with a fine tooth comb but "Opportunity knocks but once"

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