This American Sterling Silver Turn of the Century thimble (issued in 1906) made by the Simons Bros. Co features a rim that says "A Stitch in Time Saves Nine"
Marked in the apex STERLING, 10, and the trade mark S within a shield for Simons Bros. STERLING, 10
No holes, pinpricks, repairs, or monogram - ever so slightly out of round, otherwise, excellent
A very desirable piece in any sewing collection
Measurements: 6 buttons: 7/8" diameter - 4 buttons: 5/8" diameter
Marked Woodbury Companies Inc.
The Golden Fleece image (also called the Standing Fleece) is a heraldic design dating back to the 1400's. It appears in jewelry, paintings, and architecture through out the world - I believe, beginning in the Low Countries and closely associated with Charles V.
This set of buttons is in perfect condition. Use them as a blazer set or on any high fashion clothing...
23 PUTTI HEADS make up the lower band of this hard to find American sterling thimble made by Goldsmith, Stern & Co.
Marked on the outside band 10, the anchor logo, STERLING
Pictured on p. 149 of "American Silver Thimbles" by Gay Ann Rogers
A very desirable piece in any sewing collection
Measurements: BOX: 4 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 1" - BUTTON DIAMETERS: 7/8" and 5/8"
This configuration of matched buttons is commonly referred to as a "blazer set" although the set can be used as decoration on any number of unisex items of clothing.
The repousse design appears to be a very stylized representation of the Kent & Curwen logo.
This company began in 1926 and has remained one of the top luxury brands in England...
Vintage celluloid tape measure of kittens playing with a ball of yarn. The image is on both sides of the tape. The tape measure is in good working condition, with the tape pulling out smoothly and retracting well. The tape measure is 1 1/2" across.
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...
Measurements: 3" diameter (not including tail) x 3" tall
Handmade, homemade - possibly a "make do" when a favorite china figurine was damaged.
Excellent, unfaded velvet - pink and green - with green embroidery - and an attached matching sewing strawberry. The tail is black velvet, appropriate for the grey and black coloration of the china dog head.
Hand painted dog head with only a bit of the black paint missing to the tips of the ears and the top of the nose...
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...
These metal tatting shuttles were patent in the 1920's .The piece indicates patent pending in April 17,1923.The piece also is engraved with "Just Rite", Boye Improved, The Boye Needle Company, Chicago, and more thread less knots. It measures approx 2.75" long and 3/4" wide. There are two pieces and example of tatting with some extra thread.The price is $35.00 plus postage.
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.
6 Asst'd $ specials, Titles: Last Supper - hand or transfer painted ceramic on metal, surrounded by paste stones - see Image 11 for more info. Madonna & Child, Lillian Russell, Evangeline, Victorian Hand, Statue of Liberty motifs, please view all images...
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.