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Karen C.K. Ballard commented on CherylB's photo
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bone crochet hook

"I cannot see the grain of this bone hook to even venture a guess what type of bone it is.  It is interesting in that the flat side is on the same side the hook faces.  most flat handled crochet hooks are oriented with the flat side on the…"
Oct 26, 2013
Karen C.K. Ballard replied to Ellene Meece's discussion Miniature Advertising Collectibles in the group Advertising Collectibles Antique and Vintage
"They are very rare (mostly not expensive, but rare).  I have been collecting them almost 10 years and have only seen about 13 different ones.  I have 11; there were 2 that got away.  I have also seen 2 others that duplicate ones in my…"
Jul 21, 2013
Donna Cook commented on Karen C.K. Ballard's photo
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Singer 1935 front

"What a cute apron, I  learned something new. "
Jul 20, 2013
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Trade Cards pg1

"What a fascinating article, Karen!! I learned a lot reading this."
Jul 20, 2013
Karen C.K. Ballard replied to Ellene Meece's discussion Miniature Advertising Collectibles in the group Advertising Collectibles Antique and Vintage
"I collect miniature aprons and bonnets advertising sewing machines.  I just posted an article that I wrote for Paper & Advertising Collectors' Marketplace back in Jan.2011 to mypage PACM article on Sewing Machine Advertising .  I…"
Jul 20, 2013
Karen C.K. Ballard posted a status
"And I found a cardboard Singer advertising fan with a cloth ruffle sewn around it."
Jul 20, 2013
Karen C.K. Ballard posted a status
"Since writing the article I have collected 2 doll bonnets stamped with "sewn on xxx sewing machine"--2 different sewing machine companies."
Jul 20, 2013
Karen C.K. Ballard posted a status
"I just posted scans of an article I wrote for PACM back in January 2011. I retain the rights to this article."
Jul 20, 2013
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Jul 20, 2013
Karen C.K. Ballard replied to Country Joe's discussion What do you collect? in the group Advertising Collectibles Antique and Vintage
"Hi Ellen, Thank you for asking. I have wr"
Jul 20, 2013
Ellene Meece replied to Karen C.K. Ballard's discussion Sewing Machine Stitch-Sample Advertising Mini-Aprons, Any information? in the group Advertising Collectibles Antique and Vintage
"That's so interesting, Karen! I think these tiny advertising aprons are so cute. I'll be on the look-out for the advertising sewing machine aprons AND bonnets."
Jul 16, 2013
Karen C.K. Ballard replied to Karen C.K. Ballard's discussion Sewing Machine Stitch-Sample Advertising Mini-Aprons, Any information? in the group Advertising Collectibles Antique and Vintage
"Thank you Ellene, I have seen these before, but am only looking for the ones advertising sewing machines.  I am still looking for information on them.  However, since writing this inquiry, I have found 2 doll bonnets with "sewn on xxx…"
Jul 15, 2013
Ellene Meece replied to Karen C.K. Ballard's discussion Sewing Machine Stitch-Sample Advertising Mini-Aprons, Any information? in the group Advertising Collectibles Antique and Vintage
"1950s small vinyl apron with ruffle trim with different soft drink logos including Coca-Cola, Pepsi-Cola, Dr. Pepper & 7-Up. Adorable way to advertise! Mini Vintage Vinyl Advertising Aprons"
Jul 15, 2013
Karen C.K. Ballard replied to CherylB's discussion Vintage Crochet Hooks in the group I wanna buy Antiques, Collectibles, Art
"Hi Cheryl, Thanks for the compliment and of course you may quote my article, with proper attribution or a link.  Are you a member of CGOA?  I write a column for their newsletter---mostly about tools used in crochet, but occasionally other…"
Jul 8, 2013
Karen C.K. Ballard replied to CherylB's discussion Vintage Crochet Hooks in the group I wanna buy Antiques, Collectibles, Art
"Hi Cheryl, I assume you saw my article?  http://iantiqueonline.ning.com/profiles/blogs/figural-crochet-hooks-amp I also collect crochet hooks as well as other crochet tools and other textile production & embellishment tools.  I will…"
Jul 7, 2013
Karen C.K. Ballard replied to Country Joe's discussion What do you collect? in the group Advertising Collectibles Antique and Vintage
"Hi Ellen, Yes, I am a real collector, an advanced one, who often writes articles for magazines on my collectibles.  I suspect Workbasket magazines are sell-able---I see lots of them at antique malls, usually sold in lots.  I personally, do…"
Jun 27, 2013

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I collect textile production/embellishment tools and related items, with particular emphasis on aprons meant to be worn with doing needlework, items related to the WW I & II Workbasket Campaign (mostly knitting & sewing, a little crochet), sewing machine stitch-sample advertising mini-aprons, spool knaves, crochet/knitting gauges, unusual embroidery hoops, and unusual or exotic crochet hooks.
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Figural Crochet Hooks & Information on Identifying Ivory & Bone with Overview of US trade laws related to Worked Elephant Ivory

From the Victorian era (starting in1837) into the early 20th century highly decorative crochet hooks were fashionable. They were made of, or decorated with, a variety of exotic materials. Figural crochet hooks from that era were particularly desirable and usually were made of bone or elephant ivory..



ANTIQUE FIGURAL CROCHET HOOKS: Top) Carved ivory closed umbrella with Stanhope & celluloid hook, handle unscrews to reveal hollow area for… Continue

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At 12:37am on April 5, 2011, joli jewels said…

Hi Karen,

thank you for the friendship,I love your site!

At 4:05am on January 26, 2010, vintagerecycling said…
hi karen:) the aprons i was looking at earlier were those little sample aprons....i think i may have one somewhere here but i wasn't sure what it was....:) i have a few of sewing theme cards right now
http://bit.ly/sewingbasketcard
http://bit.ly/sewcard
http://bit.ly/tailorcard

here's a cutie with apron wearing bears:)
http://bit.ly/aproncard
At 10:05pm on December 20, 2009, Luv2LuvAntiques said…
Karen...thank you again for all your time and trouble! It is much appreciated!
Take care, Diane :O)
At 5:26pm on December 20, 2009, Luv2LuvAntiques said…
Hi Karen! I've just gotten on since the 15th! We've had our computer break twice. The first time our son put in a spare video card, and it ran for awhile, but this time it died! We bought a new PC at Best Buy yesterday, on the good ol' interest free payment plan!
Our son has to put all of our desktop stuff from the old hard drive on this one, and set up email, so I can only get online so far. I don't think I can fix my page here yet, until he's done that. My twitter connection is not showing and I don't know why. Oh, well...
Thanks so much for checking the spool again! As soon as I get all my desktop stuff back, I'll change the description on the spool. Take care, Diane
At 10:03am on December 15, 2009, Luv2LuvAntiques said…
Hi Karen!
This is an excerpt from the description in my listing of the wooden spool, at www.vintagecountrycottage.com
(this antique wooden weaving machine spool, really is
a unique find! It measures 9 3/4" tall x 5" diameter across each of the ends. It has a hollowed out piece in the
center, and there are a few flat head nails on one end. There is a very nice patina to the wood, and two little
indentations in the wood at one end (which is most probably where it had fit onto the weaving machine). It most
probably dates from the 1930's or earlier.)
It looks to me that the inside piece is wooden also. There are metal rims around the edges of each end that are hand pounded, and metal nails on the one end. Please let me know if you find out anything else.
Take care, Diane Mc :O)







At 2:57pm on November 26, 2009, Luv2LuvAntiques said…
Hi Karen! I luv your photos, especially of the WWII displays! :O)
At 2:30pm on November 20, 2009, Luv2LuvAntiques said…
Hi Karen! I haven't been on my ning sites as much as I'd like to lately, and missed answering messages last time. I've listed the weaving machine spool at my website:
www.vintagecountrycottage.com
if you'd like to take a look. Take care, Diane :O)
At 5:53pm on October 1, 2009, Luv2LuvAntiques said…
Hi Karen! I saw that you joined my vintage linens group. I've been away out of the country for a funeral.
I found an vintage weaving machine spool at a local estate sale a couple of weeks ago. I don't think it is antique...100 years old...maybe 1930s? I am going to list it on my website. Do you have any idea about those, as to age and value? Take care, Diane
At 9:04pm on September 28, 2009, Michelle Bradley said…
first how do i send a message and second do u kn another that helps out with old collectors plates from 1890-1920
 
 
 

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