An ornately carved early 19th century ivory needlecase. This 3" case measures 7/16" wide, and it unscrews to give access to the sewing needles. The carving is particularly fine and this sewing collectable is in excellent condition with no chips, staining, losses, repairs or damage other than a couple of minor age cracks (see pictures). This item is in very good condition with no chips, losses, damage or repairs other than the age cracks...
Cute little elephant pincushion made of solid silver by Ari D. Norman of London. Fully hallmarked with date code for 1986. Highly detailed. Blue felt holder. Measures about 7/8-inch tall.
Cute little elephant pincushion made of solid silver by Ari D. Norman of London. Fully hallmarked with date code for 1984. Highly detailed. Red felt pin holder. Measures about 7/8-inch tall.
WOW! Great little pincushion! It is an elephant made of pot metal and looks to have been silver plated. Brown felt holder. Marked on the belly: Germany Metal. Measures about 1-5/8 inches tall. Excellent condition, except for some loss of plating.
Nice compact brown leather sewing box or case with silk lining. The box has a wool pin holder, place for three needle packets, four separated spaces for buttons, etc., and a fold-out front with places for tools. This case includes some MOP buttons, three needle packets and an old (slightly rusted but sharp) scissors (Made in England). The textured leather case is marked: Made in England. Measures about 4-1/2 x 3-1/4 x 2 inches when closed...
Nice old roll-up sewing kit made of brown leather and silk fabric inside by Cross. Includes a some needles and thread: 5 spools of thread on the spool holder; 3 needle packets; and 1 braid of thread. All of this is held in a wonderful old brown leather roll-up case marked “Cross”. The case has several pockets, places for implements, a couple of wool pin holders and a spool holder. Measures 6-1/2 inches wide and 11-1/4 inches long when rolled out completely...
This Gorham sterling tape measure is 1 1/2" in diameter. It is hallmarked Gorham, sterling #18. The tape does move in and out as it should. The release button works as it should. The end of the tape needs a stop.
Size 4 sterling silver thimble, mid 20th century, set on the top with red dimpled glass, engine turned design, marked HJ Sterling 4. Height approximately 3/4 inch, diameter approximately 11/16 inch. Excellent estate condition.
This very little sterling silver child's thimble is marked inside with shield and S for Simon Bros. Height approximately 1/2 inch, diameter approximately 7/16 inch. Excellent estate condition.
Sterling silver and 14k gold thimble, marked for Ketchell & McDougall, size 8, engraved "Minnie." Height approximately 7/8 inch, diameter approximately 11/16 inch. Minor wear and scratching to gold surface, very good estate condition.
Sterling silver thimble, with engraved decoration depicting a landscape with house, lake and boats, marked with an anchor & rope for Stern Brothers, NY, ca. 1890, Height approximately 11/16 inch, diameter approximately 5/8 inch. Minor scratching, otherwise excellent estate condition.
With applied gilt band and set with 5 oval cabochon turquoise stones, gilt interior, no size mark. Height approximately 7/8 inches, diameter approximately 11/16 inches. Excellent estate condition, a few interior scratches.
This thimble has a lovely floral design. It is a size 8, as marked. It is in excellent condition. It has the maker's mark of The Simon's Brothers Company. It's marked U.S.A. with a thimble beneath it. Within the thimble it's marked SBC and then 8 (for its size). It would be a nice addition to any collection. FREE US STANDARD S/H
Formerly on our "what is it?" shelf, we have finally identified this unusual Victorian object. It is actually a Victorian lady's hem lifter. In the Aesthetic design popular in the 1880s (swans certainly were popular), this solid brass clothing accessory clamps the bottom of the lady's dress with the tongs, which are locked in place by the sliding shield-shaped housing...
A beautifully engraved sterling silver RIBBON THREADER. Circa 1910. Stamped: STERLING. Extremely fine foliate engraving decorates this antique threader. It measures 2 3/4 inches in length. In excellent condition.
An early celluloid tape measure advertising Lewis' Lye, Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Salt Mfg. Co., circa 1919. Made by the Parisian Novelty Co., Chicago. With the following imprinted on the measure's edge: "Pat 11-10-17, 11- 4- 19". Imprinted in blue on one side depicting a can of Lewis' Lye and on the other side with a list of uses for the product. The tape measure's holder is circular in shape and contains a pull-out cloth measure...
A 19th century wooden lace bobbin. Measures 3 3/4 inches in length. In very fine condition.
A fine sterling silver thimble by Simons, Bro. & Co., circa 1890. Stamped inside, just under the cap, is an S within a shield mark and STERLING SILVER. Also, stamped on the outside, is the number 10. Decorated with a plain polished border having a double band at the top and bottom. Engraved with script initials E P F. In very fine condition. Measures 3/4 inches in height by 5/8 inches in diameter.