Gay Ann Rogers

Needlework Designer/Teacher


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January 18, 2018

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Following Carolyn's Auction on January 15.


A good way to while away a little break time from stitching, I watched Carolyn's Auction Monday night on eBay. Here are a couple of the highlights.


A Couple of the Highlights from Carolyn's Monday Night


I had been stitching for most of the day yesterday; no, that's not quite right. I was stitching and ripping for most of the day.

Sigh.... so last night I took off a little time and watched Carolyn's Monday night auctions on eBay.

A Bargain of the Evening


Here are two American silver thimbles that I thought were a bargain last night, particularly because of the less-common thimble on the left, with its panel bands of roses. The two went for $36.00.


I would not have been surprised if the thimble on the left would have fetched $40+ on its own, and a fair price for the thimble on the right would have been $24.00.


Nice treat for somebody! Well done.


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Such Pretty Scissors!


When Carolyn first posted these scissors, I saw them and thought they were very pretty and I've enjoyed checking their progress. For days the auction languished with a high bid (if I remember correctly) of $67.00. The price stayed there till several hours before the end of the auction.


With 8 minutes to go, the price was $177.50, a heft increase.

With a minute to go, they jumped to $227.50,

then rapidly to $238.50, $242.50, $255.00 and then to the final bid of $331.88.


I can understand why they brought the price, for they are very decorative. The proportions are attractive, along with the beautiful scrolling chased design.


Somebody got a treasure.


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An Outstanding Pincushion


Here is what looks to me like an outstanding enamel and gold pincushion,

and I wasn't surprised to see so much interest in it.


Throughout the week, there was a robust early auction price of $255.00 and in the last few seconds of the auction, the price climbed to a healthy $432.00. Very pretty indeed.


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Of interest coming up next Monday




For Anybody Collecting Eleanor Memorabilia

Even though a Fleur de Lis was not in wide use in Eleanor's time, in more modern times it has become associated with her and here is a pretty thimble with a raised Fleur de Lis design.


Right now the auction price is $18.00.


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