Another super neat book by The Spool Cotton Company! This one is titled “Laces and Edgings”, has 23 pages, copyright date of 1943, and is a second edition. There are designs/instructions for crochet and knit edgings for hankies, towels, etc. This is a super book that is in wonderful condition!
This book (22 pages) has designs/instructions for crochet and knitting edgings! It has a copyright date of 1945 by The Spool Cotton Company and this is the 7th edition of the book. There are designs for edgings for hankies, sheets, pillowcases, towels and more. Book is in excellent condition (there is some writing on top corner of one page). Super!
This book by American Thread Company is titled “Star Gift Book” and has designs/instructions for items to knit, crochet, and tat. Included are instructions for house shoes/slippers, crochet aprons (so popular and highly sought by today’s collectors!), handbags, hanky edgings, two dogs and a cat, doilies, hotplates, and more...
Another super neat tatting book! This one is titled “Tatting, a fascinating book of delicate lace designs”, has 23 pages, and has a copyright date of 1944 by the Spool Cotton Company. Included are designs/instructions for hanky edgings, chair set, boutonniere, collar, doilies, and – surprise – earrings! One heading of particular interest is “Spun Sugar Accessories, Glamour For the White Collar Girl” – which definitely dates this to the war years...
Neat tatting pattern book with copyright date of 1941! I have always appreciated the art of fine tatting but didn’t realize there were different designs – with names – I just thought tatting was tatting. This book (23 pages) shows tatting designs of “Tradition”, “Wedding Bells”, “Butterfly”, “Fleurette”, “Debut”, and “Forsythia”...
Another very collectible and useful book! This one is “Tatting”, copyright 1939 by Spool Cotton Company. It’s a 3rd edition and has 23 pages. There are tatting patterns for towels, hankies, collars, an “exquisite baby cap”, and many others. Book is in good condition with a small spill stain (soda or coffee) on page edge (margin) – does not affect patterns/instructions in any way.
This is a super item that is not only very collectible but is very usable – it’s a handkerchief edgings book (15 pages) with a copyright date of 1949 and it’s a first edition! Some of the page headings are so cute – “Blow and Behold”, “Right on the Nose”, and (my favorite) “Will You be Mine?, Dainty edgings with come-hither ways”. Very good condition.
Extra nice children’s book – “The Little Book of Colors” by Helen Dean Fish and Catharine Smith! It has copyright date of 1944, J.B. Lippincott Company, and is a First Edition. The first page states “THIS BOOK IS DESIGNED TO HELP VERY LITTLE CHILDREN LEARN THE SIX RAINBOW COLORS”. The only “use” evidence is some coloring on the pages that are supposed to be colored (things that are red, things that are green, etc). Neat book!
I purchased this little booklet several years ago at an estate sale. It's an advertising booklet for Old Reliable Coffee and it has amusing and charming little verses on each page that extol the virtues of cleanliness for good health. There are 10 pages with verses, 2 pages “Coffee as it Grows” and the back page is about Old Reliable Coffee. Booklet is in very good condition with some storage/use evidence on cover. This is a neat collectible and advertising item!
This listing has a 1950’s edition of “Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch”! Book was written by Alice Hegan Rice, illustrated by Everett Shinn, and published by Grosset & Dunlap, New York. It is in very good condition with age yellowing of pages and prior owner wrote his name on cover page.
This is a super crossover collectible – “Elsie” the cow, Borden’s, and cookbooks! Book has lots of great recipes – there are 22 pages and cover shows “copyright 1942 by The Borden Company”. It’s in wonderful condition with some age yellowing and cover has a discolored (tape residue?) place at top as can be seen in photo.
Have a favorite bookworm on your Christmas gift list? If so, this item is perfect for that person! It’s a silverplate corner bookmark, still in the original box, and can be engraved by your local jeweler. Nice!