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Vintage Clothing: Sewing and Fashions (76 items)

We last updated our site on 17-Sep-2017. The next update is scheduled for 14-Oct-2017.

This listing includes various sewing adjunts including pin cushions, thimbles, Victorian trade cards, tape measures, sewing cases, patterns, buttons and other items.

 

Item J5162Item J5162
Sewing & Fashion: Three examples of button art. Old, old cardboard displays showing full color images of children, a little girl, a boy dressed up like a clown and a drum major. The images were originally decorated dimensionally with buttons sewn through the cardboard. The little girl regains the buttons on her dress and on both shoes however there appears to originally have been one on her hat and another on the handle of the umbrella. The boy dressed as a clown appears to have all the original buttons intact. The drum major has the two buttons on the top of his hat but is missing the buttons on his coat and shoes and possibly another one from the hat. Still very nice vintage pieces. All 3 for $12.00


J5162A
Sewing & Fashion: Chantilly Lace Shawl. Chantilly Lace from either Chantilly or Bayeux, France is a fine example of continuous bobbin lace from the middle of the 19th century. Chantilly was a very formal lace and closely associated with French royalty, especially the Empress Eugenie. It was made at a time when large black shawls, veils, mantillas, fans, lappets and long ribbon-like ties were part of formal dress. This is a black-on-black shawl measuring 30" x 104" having a repeating pattern and central decorative area. The shawl has some minor damage, which can be expected with an item over 150 years old, but can be repaired with fine silk thread. $35.00


J5162B
Sewing & Fashion: Collar trim. Black netting w/hand sewn black sequins. Leaf and loop design. $15.00


J5162C
Sewing & Fashion: 19th Century Macrame Shoulder Trim. Two ply silk cording Macrame or Knotted lace shoulder pads ending with single and braided strands of long fringe to approximately 19" in length from tip to tip. The pads are backed in Lroschell Lace, also known as Brussels Bobbin Mesh, for attaching to garment. $18.00


J5162D
Sewing & Fashion: 19th Century fancy lace, flared cuff covers 10-1/2" long (pair). Intricate floral design. $18.00


J5795
Sewing & Fashion: Thimble. Porcelain. Full color image of Prince Charles and Lady Di on side. Gold band. Produced by Ashleydale, Fine Bone China. Staffordshire, England. In original box. $17.00


Item A9039AItem A9039A
Sewing & Fashion: Thimble. Plastic. "Jimmy Carter for President in '76" green on off white. $6.50


Item A9039BItem A9039B
Sewing & Fashion: Thimble. Plastic. "Elect New Leadership Clinton-Gore Vote Democratic 1992" blue on off white. $6.50


Item A9039CItem A9039C
Sewing & Fashion: Thimble. Plastic. "Elect Reagan President 1980. The People's Choice" red on white. $6.50


Item A9039DItem A9039D
Sewing & Fashion: Thimble. Plastic. Reagan and Bush bluetone pictures. "Reagan Bush 1984" red and blue on off white. $7.00


Item A9025Item A9025
Sewing & Fashion: Thimble. Plastic. Green on off-white. "Elect Carter-Mondale, Leaders for the '80s" $6.00


Item A9026Item A9026
Sewing & Fashion: Thimble. Plastic. Red on off-white. "Elect Reagan President 1980, The People's Choice" $7.00


Item A9027BItem A9027B
Sewing & Fashion: Thimble. Plastic. Blue on white. "Dukakis-Bentsen 1988 Its Time For a Change" $5.00


Item A9027CItem A9027C
Sewing & Fashion: Thimble. Plastic. Red on off-white. "Nixon's the One. Elect Nixon in '68" $7.00


Item A9149Item A9149
Sewing & Fashion: Thimble. Plastic. Blue on white. "President Bush, Protect Morality Again in 1992" $5.00


A9028
Sewing & Fashion: Thimble. Plastic. blue on off-white. "Elect new leadership! Clinton-Gore, Vote Democrat 1992!" $5.50


Item A9030Item A9030
Sewing & Fashion: Thimble. Plastic. Red on white. "Make Jesse Jackson America's First Black President in 1988! $3.50


Item A9031Item A9031
Sewing & Fashion: Thimble. Plastic. black on off-white. "Elect IKE, Beall, Hyde" (MD) $12.00


Item A9032Item A9032
Sewing & Fashion: Thimble. Plastic. Blue on pink. "Elect new leadership! Clinton-Gore, Vote Democrat 1992!" $4.50


Item A9035Item A9035
Sewing & Fashion: Thimble. Metal. red rim. "Hoover and Curtis" $9.00


Item A9036Item A9036
Sewing & Fashion: Thimble. Metal. blue rim. "Hoover and Curtis" $9.00


Item A9038Item A9038
Sewing & Fashion: Thimble. Metal. No color. "Coolidge and Dawes" $12.00


Item A9041Item A9041
Sewing & Fashion: Thimble. Plastic. black on off-white. "James Dean" w/Dean's pic. $5.00


Item A9042Item A9042
Sewing & Fashion: Thimble. Plastic. Blue on pink. "Marilyn Monroe" w/Marilyn's pic. $5.00


Item A9043Item A9043
Sewing & Fashion: Thimble. Plastic. red & black on white. "Dick Tracy" w/Tracy's pic. $5.00


Item A9044Item A9044
Sewing & Fashion: Thimble. Plastic. red & black on blue. "Dick Tracy" w/Tracy's pic. $5.00


Item A9045Item A9045
Sewing & Fashion: Thimble. Plastic. red & blue on yellow. "America's Choice" with PEPSI logo. $3.50


A9056
Sewing & Fashion: American Thread Company's Star Book #183, Ripples, Knitted & Crocheted. 1950s. $2.00


Item A9059Item A9059
Sewing & Fashion: Generic aluminum thimbles marked with size. 5 for $3.00


A9156
Sewing & Fashion: "The Mary Brooks Picken Method of Modern Dressmaking," by Mary Brooks Picken, 1925 illus. 96p hard bound. $7.00


Item A9157Item A9157
Sewing & Fashion: 3-1/2" wooden capsule w/wooden cap for small wooden thread bobbin with different colored threads. Old with chip art decoration around capsule. $8.00


Item A9158Item A9158
Sewing & Fashion: Brass 2-1/2" holder for thimble & thread bobbin in shape of wine bottle with labels, "Stock Weinbrand Echt, Barcola-Linz" Different. $7.00


Item A9167Item A9167
Sewing & Fashion: McCall's Pattern Kit 3355. "Boy's and Girl's Animal Costume with Detachable Headpiece" $2.50


Item A9169Item A9169
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Child in spectacles, blond curls & red fez holding up card with pic of sewing machine. "Compliments of New Home Sewing Machine Co. 5" x 3-1/2" 1891. $5.00


Item A9170Item A9170
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Small girl holding up towel. Pic of 2 hens & a rooster eating out of a wooden feeder on towel. The New Home Sewing Machine Co. 5" x 3-1/2" $5.00


Item A9172Item A9172
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Old Victorian home at top, purple & yellow pansies at bottom, The New Home Sewing Machine Co., 5" x 3-1/2" $5.00


Item A9176Item A9176
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Young girl blowing bubbles next to a sewing machine with brand name of "Domestic" Nice. 5" x 3" $6.00


Item A9177Item A9177
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Young girl laying in meadow, house in bkgd. The girl is hand colored, rest of design not in color. "The White is King of all Sewing Machines" at bottom. 5-1/2" x 3-1/2" w/more advertising on reverse. Couple of bends/wear. $3.00


Item A9179Item A9179
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Young girl w/sheath of wheat; farm scene below, tinted. "Simple, serviceable and easily operated, durable, comprehensive and progressive, the Domestic Sewing Machine is always the choice of those who want only the best." Pic of Domestic machine on reverse. 5-1/2" x 3-1/2" $6.00


Item A9181Item A9181
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Die-cut card in the shape of a sail from a sailing boat. Colored pic of little boy & his sister walking in the snow with umbrella over their heads. "The White is King of all Sewing Machines". More advertising on reverse. 4" x 3-5/8" $6.00


Item A9182Item A9182
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Colored pic of President and Mrs Grover Cleveland in a heart shape made of thread, cherub at top, "Merrick Thread Co." spool directly below them w/two more cherubs. "The Thread that Binds the Union. 1886. Merrick Thread Co. advertising on reverse. 4-5/8" x 3" $6.00


Item A9184Item A9184
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Little girl in dust cap, w/doll on lap, swinging in rope swing. "J & P Coats" spool of thread at bottom left. "White, Black & Colors for Hand & Machine" at top. More adv. on rev. 4" x 2-5/8" $5.00


Item A9185Item A9185
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Two little girls feeding pigeons. "J & P Coats" spool of thread at lower right. "White, Black ^ Colors for Hand & Machine" at top. More advertising on rev. 4" x 2-5/8" $5.00


Item A9186Item A9186
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Colored litho of little girl busy running her cloth doll through the washer ringer attached to the wash tub. "J & P Coats" spool of thread at lower left. "Morrell" (local vender) stamp at far left. More advertising on rev. 4" x 2-3/4" $5.00


Item A9187Item A9187
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Little boy & girl playing. She has a doll, pretending to make it walk, as little boy (w/huge umbrella) watches. "J & P Coats" spool to upper left. "Morrell" (local vender) stamp at far left. More advertising on rev. 4" x 2-3/4" $5.00


Item A9188Item A9188
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Colorful scene of an angry dog stretching as far as his leash will take him. Three cats are just out of reach, leaning against a pile of giant "J & P Coats" spools. Great! More advertising on rev. 4-1/2" x 3" $6.00


Item A9189Item A9189
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Maiden girl walking down path with wooden bucket under her arm. Large "J & P Coats" thread spool at lower right. Sketch is all red & white with bkgd around sketch in gold. "Little Maid, little Maid, Whither goest thou? Down in the meadow To milk my cow." at lower left. More advertising on rev. Couple of dirt stains. $3.00


Item A9190Item A9190
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Color litho of 2 dogs & "J & P Coats" spool of thread. More adv. on rev. Square 3-1/2" $3.00


Item A9192Item A9192
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Colorful litho of little boy & girl in woods. He has Lord Fauntroy-type outfit but has torn the back of his jacket. Little girl is sitting down by her basket of flowers and sewing up his rip. He is crying. "Clark's O.N.T." spool of thread in lower right corner. "Never mind Johnnie, I'll sew up up with Clark's O.N.T. Spool Cotton. It will be as good as new and Ma won't Know!" in lower left corner. More advertising on rev. 4-3/8" x 2-3/4" $10.00


Item A9193Item A9193
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Colorful scene of a large "Clark's O.N.T." sign on the side of a building. A family appears to be looking at it while the father points the sign out to his young son. Mother holds two younger children. Might be intended to be an imigrant family (Irish?) 4-5/8" x 3" $4.00


Item A9194Item A9194
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Colorful scene of a large "Clark's O.N.T." sign on the side of a building. A family appears to be looking at it while the father is pointing it out. Family includes a mother, son & daughter w/dog. Might be intended to be an imigrant family (Russian?) 4-5/8" x 3" $4.00


Item A9195Item A9195
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Oriental lady is standing on a large "Clark's Mile-End" spool of thread w/fan in one hand & pointing/yelling at a dog with the other. More adv. on rev. 4-3/4" x 3" Some wear. $3.00


Item A9200Item A9200
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Young girl playing flute in meadow by tree; young boy instructing her. Large "J. & P. Coats" spool of thread at lower left. "White, Black & Colors for Hand & Machine" at top. More adv. on rev. 4" x 2-5/8" $4.00


Item A9201AItem A9201A
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Two little girls w/big broom sweeping snow off path. 2 little birds land on clean path. Large "J. & P. Coats" spool of thread at lower left. "White, Black & colors for Hand and Machine" at top. More adv. on rev. 4" x 2-5/8" $4.00


Item A9202Item A9202
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Young girl standing under tree branch in blossom, holding a blossom in her hands. Nice smile. Large "J. & P. Coats" spool of thread at lower left. "White, Black & Colors for Hand & Machine" at top. More adv. on rev. 4" x 2-5/8" $4.00


Item A9204Item A9204
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Three children grouped together below a cuckoo clock waiting for the door to open. Large "J. & P. Coats" spool of thread at lower right. "White, Black & Colors for Hand & Machine" at top. More adv. on rev. 4" x 2-5/8" $4.00


Item A9205Item A9205
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Two young girls feeding pidgeons from their pocket & apron. Large "J. & P. Coats" spool of thread at lower right. "White, Black & Colors for Hand & Machine" at top. More adv. on rev. 4" x 2-5/8" $4.00


Item A9206Item A9206
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Young girl sitting on "J. & P. C." bale cradling little puppy in her apron, kissing it on its head. Large "J. & P. Coats" spool of thread at lower left. "White, Black & Colors for Hand & Machine" at top. More adv. on rev. 4" x 2-5/8" $5.00


Item A9207Item A9207
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Two little girls standing in doorway. One has a doll in her arm, the other is shielding her eyes from the sun as she looks out to sea, probably for the return of their dad. Large "J. & P. Coats" spool of thread at lower right. "White, Black & Colors for Hand & Machine" at top. More adv. on rev. 4" x 2-5/8" $4.00


Item A9208Item A9208
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Little girl lying in meadow on her stomach, amongst flowers. Large "J. & P. Coats" spool of thread at lower left. "White, Black & Colors for Hand & Machine" at top. More adv. on rev. 4" x 2-5/8" Lower right corner tip damaged. $3.00


Item A9209Item A9209
Sewing & Fashion: Trade card. Boy & girl petting a white cat they are holding as they stand in the pathway through a meadow. Large "J. & P. Coats" spool of thread at lower right. "White, Black & Colors for Hand & Machine" at top. 4" x 2-5/8" Upper left corner has been bent. $3.00


Item A9236Item A9236
Sewing & Fashion: Watercolor print of Niagara Falls. "Clark's O.N.T. Spool Cotton" logo in lower left corner. 7-1/2" x 5". Reverse has full advertisement for Clark's thread. Some wear & right lower corner chipped. As is. $1.00


A9241
Sewing & Fashion: Advertising holder for straight pins. 2-1/2" oval. Two thicknesses of cardboard w/a foam substance between. The pins are stuck into the holder all the way around the oval. Color pic. of a mother & child on front. Advertisement for "The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ" on reverse. Different. $4.00


A9242
Sewing & Fashion: Advertising holder for straight pins. 2-1/2" oval. Two thicknesses of cardboard w/a foam substance between. The pins are stuck into the holder all the way around the oval. Color pic. of a mother & child on front (very scratched up). Advertisement for "The Prudential Insurance Company of America, Newark, NJ" on reverse. As is. $1.00


Item J5387Item J5387
Sewing & Fashion: "Edgings, Crocheted, Tatted, Hair Pin Lace," Star Book No. 81. $2.00


Item A9899Item A9899
Sewing & Fashion: White porcelain thimble w/full color pic of "Uncle Remus" black man on side. Not old. $4.00


Item J1769Item J1769
Sewing & Fashion: Pewter thimble. Eagle embossed on front w/Washington DC incused underneath on rim. Miniature statue of Lincoln sitting in chair, replica from Lincoln Memorial, sits on top of thimble. Made in United Kingdom. Attractive. $7.00


Item LK0065Item LK0065
Sewing & Fashion: "Chair Sets" 1944. The Spool Cotton Company. Illus. Shows various patterns & designs for the chair backs/arm pieces the company offers. $3.50


Item LK2783Item LK2783
Sewing & Fashion: "How to Decorate Sweet Heart Soap" Craft, using a base bar of soap, add decorations making everything from clowns to a bride & groom. Promoted by the manufacturer, Purex Corp, in the early 1960s, includes a full color advertisement for a kit, and the actual kit, including foldout full color illus. brochure, packet of sequins, ribbons and other decorative pieces plus original envelope. (These really look bad, but pure 60s!) $4.50


LK3288RR
Sewing & Fashion: Pewter, full sized 1" thimble w/full color pic of Ronald Reagan on top. "Reagan Home, Dixon, Illinois" at bottom of pic in white lettering. Nice. In orig. container. $10.00


Item KR3005Item KR3005
Sewing & Fashion: Group of nine awards ribbons. 8 x 2 inches. Eight are purple w/silver "Montgomery County Department of Recreation First Place" w/the county shield. One is white w/metallic gold "Third Place." All from 1978 and 1979 needlework competitions. $4.00


Item KR3006Item KR3006
Sewing & Fashion: Group of 35 awards ribbons. 8 x 2" and 6 x 2 inches. Ten are purple w/silver or gold print from either the Montgomery County Fair, Gaithersburg, Maryland ("First Premium") 1985 or the Mineola Fair and Industrial Exposition ("1st Premium Needlework"). 1953, 1954, 1956 and 1958. One is white w/metallic gold "Third Premium Montgomery County Fair, Gaithersburg, Maryland 1983." One is yellow w/metallic gold "Third Premium Needlework Mineola Fair 1950." Fifteen are red w/gold "Second (or, in one case, 2nd) Premium Needlework (one says `Hobby Show' instead of `Needlework') Mineola Fair (`and Industrial Exposition' on eight) from 1948, 49, 50, 51, 53, 54, 56 and 1958. Eight are blue w/gold "First Premium Needlework (one says `Culinary' instead of `Needlework') Mineola Fair" and show years 1948, 49, 50 and 1951. All ribbons have the fair logo on them. $9.00


Item KR3007Item KR3007
Sewing & Fashion: Group of ten awards ribbons. 8 x 2 inches. Five are purple w/gold "First Premium Needlework Long Island Fair." One, from 1960, adds "and Science-Industry Exposition (formerly Mineola Fair)." Two, from 1962, add "(original Mineola Fair)." The other is from 1963. Five are red w/gold. Four of these are from the Long Island Fair, 1960 and 1963, for needlework. One is "Second Premium" from the 1992 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. $7.00


Item KR3008Item KR3008
Sewing & Fashion: Group of 22 awards ribbons. 8 x 2 inches. Twelve are purple w/gold, 5 red w/gold and 5 white w/gold. All from the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. Early 1980's. $7.50


Item KR3009Item KR3009
Sewing & Fashion: Group of 27 awards ribbons. 8 x 2 inches. Eleven are purple/blue w/gold, 5 red w/gold, two yellow w/silver and 5 pink/white w/gold. Also, there are 7 big, purple "Grand Champion" or "Best in Show" ribbons. They have three ribbons each hanging from a button with ribbon bunting all around. Each has a gold button encased in plastic with a fair logo on them. All from the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. Early 1980's. $7.50


Item KR3010Item KR3010
Sewing & Fashion: Group of 13 awards ribbons/buttons. 8 x 2 inches, most hanging from buttons. One is blue w/gold "1949 Nationwide Crochet Contest Local Fair Award Doily Classification" with the National Needlecraft Bureau shield. Four are yellow w/gold "Woman's Club of Potomac Needlecraft Exhibit and Sale Honorable Mention." One is green w/gold "Honorable Mention." Two white, two blue and a red ribbon have ribbon bunting around a button w/gold "Woman's Club of Potomac" on it. One is pink w/gold "Woman's Club of Potomac" on the button w/bunting around it and "Needlecraft Exhibit and Sale Director's Award" on the ribbon. The final ribbon is peach colored with double bunting around the button. Three ribbons each hanging from the button say, in gold, "Honorable Mention," "Adult Division" and "Woodlawn Plantation Needlework Exhibition." Late 1970's, except for the first-mentioned 1949 button. $9.00


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