Lace Event Spain: VII Encuentro Encajeras de Bolillo de Parla – March 28, 2015

VII Encuentro Encajeras de Bolillos de Parla (Madrid)
Organizers:  Asociación Encajeras de Bolillo de Parla
Ayuntamiento de Parla
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time:  10:00 to 14:00
Place:  Hall de la Casa de la Cultura
c/San Antón 46
Website:  http://tinyurl.com/ppzfonk
Information:  Alicia Duque, alicia66@ono.com. Entry is free.

This event is being held on the last day of Parla’s month-long commemoration of the International Women’s Day, “En defensa de la Igualdad”.

Parla map

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Lace Event Spain: II Encuentro de Bolillos y Labores, Rociana Del Condado – March 28, 2015

II Encuentro de Bolillos e Labores, Rociana Del Conado (Huelva, Andalusia)
Sponsor:  Asociación Sociocultural de Bolillos Nuestra Señora del Socorro
Ayuntamiento de Rocina del Condado
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time:  9:00 to 13:30
Place: Salón Ntra. Sra. Virgen del Socorro
Avda Calvary, S / N, 21720, Savallà County , Huelva
Website: http://tinyurl.com/obcdhgp
Information and Registration:  959-416523 ext 2028, Ma Carmen Velasco.
mcvelasco@rocianadelcondado.es.
Registration fee is 8.00 EUR, must be received by March 20th.
Registration form: INSCRIPCION_II_ENCUENTRO_BOLILLOS_LABORES

This event will have additional craft groups participating.

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Lace Event Spain: XI Encuentro de Encaje de Bolillos, Mieres – March 28, 2015

XI Encuentro de Encaje de Bolillos, Mieres (Asturias, Asturias)
Sponsor: la Asociación Cultural “El Buemporqué”
Ayuntamiento Mieres
Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 19:00
Place: Recinto Ferial de Santullano, Mieres
Website: http://tinyurl.com/o7rhged
Information: 606060157 – 985450655
Email:  buemporque@hotmail.com

Over 1,000 people are expected at this event.  Vendors will be present, and it seems there will also be workshops, but no specific information at the moment.

Mieres   Mieres_map

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Ebay Alerts! Twenty-seven items – March 22, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/n8xnsr9 Amazing antique Point de Gaze Brussels lace wedding veil shawl – with provenance
Size: ~200 cm square
Starting Price: 450.00 GBP
Auction ends: March 22, 2015 11:45 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller linskapet, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG6 4UU, United Kingdom
Comments: A square shawl of Brussels bobbin and needlelace application on machine net. Some of the flowers are done in needlelace – no raised work.  Some single ring and a few grid fillings.  Romantic floral design around the edges with small sprigs used as esprits in the ground.  Many photos, but still a bit hard to get an overall impression of the design – I understand the difficulties of photographing an entire piece this large, but even a poor impression of an entire piece laid out flat is better than the piecemeal approach. The design is appropriate to the piece, with fairly large motifs.  Interesting comparison of this piece with the contemporary Honiton applique veil reviewed last week. The Brussels piece is more elaborate, but the overall feel is much the same.
Provenance:  Country house estate in Yorkshire, details to be provided to buyer.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Small holes in the ground, pinholes, inexpert repairs. Scattered holes in the Point de Gaze mesh in the needle-made flowers.
Soilage: Some localized brown staining, compromises the tulle in places.
Finish: No obvious folds or creases – it has a lovely drape.

201308781172   Sold for 510.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/krf7utm AntiqueHandmade Tape Lace White 6 Metres 93Cm Unused
Size: 17.5 cm x 6 meters 93 cm
Starting Price: 50.00 GBP
Auction ends: March 22, 2015 11:50 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller tropez24a, LINLITHGOW, West Lothian, United Kingdom
Comments: Very long border of Duchesse de Bruges.  Some needle-made fillings in flower centers, and also some raised work on half-stitch ground in the leaves. Dense design with slightly irregularly shaped motifs.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  Can’t see ends to tell if they are cut. Engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious folds or creases – looks unused.

321696732311   Sold for 209.09 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/m4gnbnj Long length of antique Victorian Milanese Italian handmade lace
Size: 26 cm x 440 cm
Starting Price: 140.00 GBP
Auction ends: March 22, 2015 1:06 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller linskapet, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG6 4UU, United Kingdom
Comments: An Italian mixed tape border – woven tape with needle-made fillings. I hesitate to attribute a date – but there is an early version of this called ‘mezzo punto’. The motifs in this piece do resemble the early Venetian and Genoese style (especially how the fillings are done). Brides look needle-made. It really doesn’t have a Victorian feel. I suspect it is linen, but can’t confirm from the photos. Interesting piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  Can’t see ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: A few broken brides.  Overall wear.
Soilage: Resembles nr. 213 on Farrow & Ball colour chart (Savage Ground). (Kudos to the seller for that description.  This is a shop that makes paint & wallpaper. It would be nice to get a standard that people could use – think I’ll write a LaceNews post on the subject).  Seller notes no marks or stains.
Finish: No obvious folds or creases.

191537194930   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kqsfpy3 Antique victorian Irish brussels lace needlework collar exceptional condition.
Size: 8″ deep, 21″ across laid flat.
Starting Price: $34.99
Auction ends: March 22, 2015 4:47 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heirlooms-ooak, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Comments: An Irish Crochet shawl collar.  I don’t think the last photo in the listing belongs to this piece.  Large traditional motifs with raised work, heavy dense technique.  don’t see the traditional three-part pinwheel design of the motif organization, but there is an interesting joined loop between adjacent motifs.  Square brides – I think the picots are Clones knots.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks a little cream color.
Finish: No obvious folds or creases.

351346980054a   351346980054   Sold for $34.99, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/pno7sjo Beautiful large antique/vintage Irish crochet lace collar
Size: 40″ neckline, back depth 10″
Starting Price: 17.00 GBP
Auction ends: March 23, 2015 11:14 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: An Irish Crochet collar with long front points.  Small motifs mostly arranged in a 4-pointed cross (rather than the more common 3). Extensive raised work in the roses and note the raised dots in the thistle motifs. Rose, thistle, and trefoil are the three motifs used in this piece. Excellent technique, crocheted loops used as picots in the brides.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘soft old white colour’ and that it has been washed at some points. A few small brown age marks.
Finish: No obvious folds or creases.
231507171965   231507171965a   Sold for 8499 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lpu7w2y DENTELLE ANCIENNE,Col,APPLICATION de Bruxelles,ANTIQUE LACE,Brussels lace collar
Size: 18.8″ neckline, 8.7″ max depth, 49″ outside edge.
Starting Price: 40.00 EUR
Auction ends: March 23, 2015 12:25 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller bethsalie, paris, Île-de-France, France
Comments: A deep collar of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Needle-made knots usually in grids used as fillings.  The design is a little sparse, symmetric, with a large wave pattern curling around the ends. Interesting piece, you don’t see that many deep collars in application.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: A few pulls in the tulle.  It has been worked on, there’s one area of repair to the mesh center right, and probably a few other areas.
Soilage: Ivory color.  A little localized brown spotting.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141602159126   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/qykkt3j DENTELLE ANCIENNE,POINT DE GAZE, ANTIQUE LACE, BRUSSELS POINT DE GAZE XIXthc
Size: 3.4″ x 40″
Starting Price: 40.00 EUR
Auction ends: March 23, 2015 12:40 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller bethsalie, paris, Île-de-France, France
Comments: A narrow border of Point de Gaze with double layer raised petal roses.Good decorative ‘mode’ fillings,and note the little lines of kits in the motifs between the roses. Excellent design and technique.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.  Looks unused.

141602097254   Sold for 91.00 EUR, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kxjg4fc DENTELLE ANCIENNE XIXe, Lille, ANTIQUE LACE, Lille lace, early XIXe
Size: 3.74″ x 74.8″
Starting Price: 38.00 EUR
Auction ends: March 23, 2015 12:40 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller bethsalie, paris, Île-de-France, France
Comments: A border of Lille lace, precisely made with straight header edge. It does look early 19th c. The mesh is slightly uneven, wonder if it might be linen thread?  Good honeycomb fillings, along with a little variation.  Note the woven tally in the honeycomb, a Lille characteristic.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Some pinholes in the mesh, a few breaks on the foot edge.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141602172510   Sold for 38.00 EUR, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/mpzzj5b DENTELLE ANCIENNE,APPLICATION de Bruxelles,ANTIQUE LACE,Brussels lace
Size: 7.9″ x 72″
Starting Price: 38.00 EUR
Auction ends: March 23, 2015 12:51 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller bethsalie, paris, Île-de-France, France
Comments: A border of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Gently scalloped border, 3 rows of decoration. Flowers on the bottom, hanging motif above, and flower sprays at the top. No esprits in the ground. Needle-made knots used as fillings.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  Can’t see the ends to tell if they are cut.
Damage: Some pinholes in the mesh, a few breaks on the engrelure.  Some repairs to the tulle, may be original manufacture.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141603473440   Sold for 45.00 EUR, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kst7hqn ANTIQUE LACE, dessus d’ombrelle, DENELLE ANCIENNE,lace parasol, point de gaze
Size: 23.6″ diameter
Starting Price: 55.00 EUR
Auction ends: March 23, 2015 1:04 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller bethsalie, paris, Île-de-France, France
Comments: A parasol cover of Brussels bobbin and needlelace applique on machine net. No raised work in the needlelace. Note the interesting needlelace center with ring and knot fillings.  Usually these center parts are a little peaked to accommodate the tip of the parasol, but this one looks flat. Excellent design, romantic florals, a bit more naturalistic than usual. The roses  look tossed n the air, quite effective. A high-end market piece, well executed.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Some pinholes in the tulle, along with some repairs. Pinholes and small breaks in the Point de Gaze needlelace.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141603120591   Sold for 213.00 EUR, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kchryx9 dentelle fuseau chantilly ombrée feuille d’eventail antique bobbin lace fan leaf
Size: Not given.
Starting Price: 85.00 EUR
Auction ends: March 23, 2015 1:31 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller debantic76, Rouen, France
Comments: A Chantilly fan leaf with a little bit of ombre shading. Noe areas of halfstitch without any gimp.  A rather open design delineated by some cartouches ad leaf sprays along the border.  Note also the fan guard extension on the right. Hard to tell the origin, but I’ll guess France from the delicacy of the design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None, never mounted.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

400885895903   Sold for 102.00 EUR, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kp4yrct Antique Ivory Lace Collar
Size: 7″ deep in the center, neckline ~18″
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: March 23, 2015 3:19 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mtnman56, Columbus, Ohio, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges shawl collar with an additional border attached along the neckline. A little on the bloemwerk side given all the gimp work, nothing raised that I can find. Irregular plaited brides. The design is quite dense, yes the technique more loosely woven giving this a light appearance.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  There’s a discontinuity down the center, might be a modification from the original piece.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: A little light red staining, localized.  Title says ‘ivory’.
Finish: A few vertical creases.

361244029106   Sold for $51.00, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kh7ql9z Antique Ivory Lace Collar
Size: 12.5″ long, lace 8″ deep.
Starting Price: $82.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: March 23, 2015 5:55 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller tim9197, Westwood, New Jersey, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges fan,much in the same style as the previous collar. Sticks could be bone, or celluloid. Conventional motifs, no raised work, note the ‘islands’ in the brides which might point to Bruges work. Left-right symmetry to the design, note the dips in the outer edge toward the ends, unusual.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: One guard stick repaired.
Soilage: Seller cites some stains, but difficult to see.
Finish: Expected fan folds.

171723102849   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/k8f9crr Antique Ivory Lace Collar
Size: inside diameter ~11″, 4.5″ deep.
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: March 24, 2015 11:35 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mtnman56, Columbus, Ohio, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges bertha collar, much like the style of the two previous pieces. Conventional motifs, irregular plaited brides, no picots. Good, simple design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None, I think. The ends don’t match, but don’t seem to be cut.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean. Title says ‘ivory’.
Finish: One vertical crease, might be a fold line.

361244732804   Sold for $61.00, 8 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/mt5tnrf Antique Ivory Lace Lappet
Size: 40″ x 4.25″ to 2″ to 2-3/8″.
Starting Price: $0.99
Auction ends: March 24, 2015 11:49 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mtnman56, Columbus, Ohio, United States
Comments: Could be a Bucks lappet scarf. Or perhaps Lille. There’s a single thread gimp running around all motifs, along with a little woven tally work used as fillings. I have one like this in my own collection with the single row of dots running along the upper band. Not sure where that one is from either, but I’m leaning toward Bucks.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Small localized light brown stains.  Title says ‘Ivory’.
Finish: Vertical fold creases, rather soft.

361244739970   Sold for $81.44, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lcp47zv Antique 18C bobbin lace joined lappet/robing panel – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 61″ x 3.2″ to 2.1″
Starting Price: 200.00 GBP
Auction ends: March 24, 2015 12:36 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A lappet set with joining band. It has Brabant characteristics, the ‘fond chant’ ground or some variation of that, and the motifs are not quite as finely drawn as in the best Flemish work. There is quite a pleasing symmetry to the lappets (almost French candelabra), and the weaving is tightly done, which are characteristics not often seen in Brabant.  Very simple picoted bride fillings, and a little bit of partridge eye. In some sense this is sophisticated, in another sense, not. Early Devon, maybe, but the atypical ground and the style of the motifs makes me think Brabant.
The joining band has a separate pattern, close to be not exactly matching the lappets. And there’s an interruption on the left join in the last photo which makes me think they aren’t strictly continuous.
Provenance:  Ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: A break in a filling in the left lappet. Seller cites a small repair to one end, but I’m having trouble finding it.
Soilage: Pale ivory color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331507730865   Sold for 227.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kzjs4gd Fine Antique Brussels/Belgian Hand Made Bobbin LACE Collar Ecru/Ivory~Victorian
Size: 17″ neckline, 8″ center front depth.
Starting Price: $79.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: March 24, 2015 8:22 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller 2000joni, McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: A deep collar or dress front of Brussels Duchesse. Raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts – note the photos are taken from the back side. No raised work that I can see on the bobbinlace, but hard to tell from the back side Irregular picoted brides. All the motifs are a little large, but do OK in the scalloped edge design.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Ivory or ecru color. color.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

201293657999   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mabyqhv Voile de tête ancien (XIXè) dentelle aiguille pont de gaze plat 1,15 m x 60 cm
Size: 60 cm x 1.15 m
Starting Price: 162.00 EUR Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: March 25, 2015 3:12 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller valbya, Ile de France, France
Comments: A bonnet veil of Brussels needlelace applique on machine net.  No raised work. Grids of knots are used as fillings for the motifs.  Good light design, large lower border, smaller border up the sides. No esprits in the ground.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: One pinhole
Soilage: 2 rust spots, slight red discoloration.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

291407591352   Buy-it-Now exercised.

http://tinyurl.com/lnf8nn5 VINTAGE MALTESE LACE SILK BERTHA COLLAR
Size: 65″ around outer edge, 8.75″ deep.
Starting Price: 24.00 GBP
Auction ends: March 25, 2015 3:12 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mavislucyatwell, Northumberland, Northumberland, United Kingdom
Comments: A deep Maltese collar – might work best as a dress front.   Four part construction – alternating crosses and flowers around the edge. The middle section has masses of woven leaves with cartouches containing a variation of the Maltese cross. Vertical wheat ears above that, and a narrow crossed leaf neckline.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘one or two storage marks’. I see some localized rust spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

141605799059   141605799059a   Sold for 41.00 GBP, 7 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lruu82w VINTAGE MALTESE LACE SILK BERTHA COLLAR
Size: 65″ around outer edge, 8.75″ deep.
Starting Price: 24.00 GBP
Auction ends: March 25, 2015 3:12 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller mavislucyatwell, Northumberland, Northumberland, United Kingdom
Comments: A shaped cape of muslin applique on machine net.  The tambour edging of the motifs would argue for a Belgian manufacture. I’m not sure if this is an original piece, but it works very well assembled as it is. With the shoulder seam outlined with a chain of leaves, it might be original. Excellent applique work with an interesting pattern.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  Might be assembled.
Damage: A little frayed along the edge of the join.  2 small repairs.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘soft old white colour.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

231508871755   231508871755a   Sold for 150.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/kbhqsgw Antique Venetian, Old Flemish and Valenciennes Lace Samples Museum quality 6 pcs
http://tinyurl.com/ltq9cvm Antique Venetian, Old Flemish, Old Brussels and Valenciennes Lace Samples 8 pcs
Size: Varies, see listing.
Starting Price: $19.99 on both
Auction ends: March 25, 2015 3:39 AM PDT
March 24, 2015 3:39 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller attic-books, Paso Robles, California, United States
Comments: Keep an eye on this seller, there will be more of these mounted samples coming. They are from an old collection, all with handwritten documentation. Someone knew what they were doing here, this is an excellent collection of small samples from various periods. I especially like the metallic thread Genoese bobbinlace.  Normally I don’t resonate much with small samples like this, but this is a very nice collection.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  Smalls samples mounted on blue paper – would recommend removal of the paper. One is pinned on cloth – get the pins out please.
Damage: Overall good condion on most samples.
Soilage: Varies.
Finish: Some samples folded.

271810573577    Sold for $158.50, 3 bidders.
271810586362
   Sold for $188.50, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lqatfd4 Brussels Littel Wedding Veil Applicated Lace 39″x 15″ Doll Dress 1m x 38cm 19thc
Size: 3″ x 58″.
Starting Price: 24.00 GBP
Auction ends: March 25, 2015 7:13 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller sirjle, Paris, France
Comments: A bonnet veil of Brussels bobbinlace applique on machine net. Very thin, delicate design with tiny sprigs used as esprits. A thin bead edge goes up the design, looks like it might continue along the top.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious, tulle looks good.
Soilage: Some localized dark brown spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

331506807878   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/mktlwec Antique LACE COLLAR CAPE Handmade Silk Bobbin Maltese Cross Wheat Ears CAPELET
Size: 10″ center back depth, neckline 19″, o uter edge 63″
Starting Price: $200.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: March 26, 2015 1:58 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller breckcarter, Markham, ON, Canada
Comments: A deep collar of Maltese. Five layer design – Crosses and flowers alternate at the outside. Spoked shaped medallions in the next three rows. Small crosses at the neckline. Some nice guipure work between the medallions.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Unsharpened pencils in the photo show defects. A few snags, one separation. Neckline missing a slight bit.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical fold creases.

251854956344   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kta74sk Antique LACE COLLAR IRISH CROCHET White Handmade Square Sailor Back Shawl Front
Size: 36″ neckline, 54″ outside edge. 5″ deep at shoulders, 11.5″ across back.
Starting Price: $70.00 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: March 26, 2015 1:45 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller breckcarter, Markham, ON, Canada
Comments: An Irish Crochet collar with long front points. Raised work in the roses and motif centers.  Note the needle-made fillings in the centers of the raised round elements – probably a sign of an earlier work.  Crochet loops used as picots on the brides.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Unsharpened pencils in the photo show defects. two small breaks, short missing section on neckline.
Soilage: Looks very white, might be a sign of bleaching. Or just a trick of the light.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

251855010465   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kyo886j antique fine Brussels bobbin lace edged bridal handkerchief VGC 34cms square
Size: 34 cm square
Starting Price: 50.00 GBP
Auction ends: March 27, 2015 9:27 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller garchick, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Comments: An Duchesse de Bruges handkerchief. Excellent design and work. I like how the flowers are carefully outlined, and there’s excellent raised work on halfstitch background in the strapwork.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.  There aren’t any fold creases, and looking carefully at the center cloth, I suspect it has been replaced.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: I see one tiny stain in the lace.
Finish: Some light creasing in the center cloth.

391089818241   Sold for 108.99 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/kywp2u8 SUPERB DAINTY HANDMADE Antique Vtg ENGLISH HONITON BOBBIN LACE SHAWL CAPE COLLAR
Size: 26″ x 46″
Starting Price: $499.99 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: March 27, 2015 6:31 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller red*velvet*bench, United States
Comments: Interesting Honiton Point cape, meaning Honiton motifs with a needle-made ground. There is a shaped piece serving as a collar center top.  Large motifs, snails/slugs style showing some innovation. Good tight work with large areas of woven tally leadworks.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Age yellowing with a few light spots.
Finish: Some light creasing in the center cloth.

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Ebay Alerts! Twenty items – March 15, 2015

http://tinyurl.com/pa67gz4 Antique Regency Brussels applique lace droschel veil – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 15″ x 31″
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP with reserve
Auction ends: March 15, 2015 12:09 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: An early 19th c hat veil of Brussels bobbinlace applique on droschel ground. The ground is made in strips (seller cites 0.75″ wide), joined together to make large pieces. In my opinion the linen thread that was hand-spun for this type of lace is among the finest ever made, and I’ve made measurements under a microscope. It feels and drapes wonderfully.  This piece has a typical wider lower border, narrow edge around three sides, and small esprits in the ground.  The tape with holes at the top is meant to string a gathering thread through. This same pattern arrangement is seen in contemporary blonde-de-Caen shawls.
Provenance:  ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: The mesh is worn and frayed with pinholes. Some of the motifs are coming loose, a few ground sprigs are missing.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious folds or creases.  I think this piece may have suffered from inappropriate washing sometime in the remote past.

331500082603   Sold for 112.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/nh3ycwu Collection 5 antique Victorian mourning lace black hat veils millinery – Maltese
Size: 3 discussed are ~30 cm x 70 cm
Starting Price: 42.00 GBP
Auction ends: March 15, 2015 12:30 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller linskapet, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG6 4UU, United Kingdom
Comments: Two veils are machine-made, but it’s the other three that I’m discussing here. I’m glad these three hat veils are together in the same collection and that the first one has the border scallops and crosses typical of Maltese lace. Without those characteristics (see the other two) it can be difficult to identify this kind of lace, which often has a fine, almost thready appearance. They often end up in my ‘undetermined guipure’ category. They all appear to have been made in horizontal strips joined together with a separated edge border, another typical Maltese technique.
Provenance:  From a collection of family lace.
Modifications:  None, although I can’t see the ends in the photos.
Damage: General wear with some frayed and broken threads.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: You can see in the photos that they have been folded, but I don’t see any creases in the heavy silk thread.  Edges are often wrinkled.

201301304744   201301304744a   201301304744b   Sold for 42.00 GBP, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/oq5cjma Antique Regency Brussels droschel lace skirt length – Pat Earnshaw collection
Size: 44″ x 82″
Starting Price: 85.00 GBP with reserve
Auction ends: March 15, 2015 12:30 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A high-end market piece of bobbinlace applique on droschel ground, a length for a skirt is possible. Note the rather large area of woven fillings in the lower flowers, making me think this might be an English piece.  But the overall feel of the design is more European. The design does have a symmetry around a lower central point, and the technique is excellent. Note the pomegranate motif used as esprits.  Quite an impressive piece.
Provenance:  ex. coll. Pat Earnshaw.
Modifications:  Cut along top edge on the right side. The sides appear to have been cut and bound with a tape, some of which is coming loose.
Damage: Occasional pinhole in the mesh, some repairs.
Soilage: Looks clean, but this kind of lace often has light brown stains. There are some color variations in the larger photos that might indicate this, but nothing really obvious. Might just be a trick of the light.
Finish: A little wrinkled.

231500156787    231500156787a   231500156787b   Sold for 336.99 GBP, 3 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/k9sjq4c Long edging of antique Victoria handmade Irish Carrickmacross lace
Size: 12 cm x 280 cm
Starting Price: 140.00 GBP
Auction ends: March 15, 2015 1:00 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller linskapet, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway DG6 4UU, United Kingdom
Comments: A Carrickmacross guipure border.  Typical chain foot edge, and note the looped picots along the lower border. Straight picots used on the brides. Interesting, fairly complex needle-made fillings in the flowers. Undulating floral design, well made.
Provenance:  From a collection of family lace.
Modifications:  There’s one photo of a portion of the ends, and they look like the original cutwork ended there, unfinished.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Vertical fold creases and a little wrinkled.

191528997122   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/qdn9kah French Antique Bobbin Lace Mechlin
Size: 1-7/8″ x 23-7/16″
Starting Price: $9.90
Auction ends: March 15, 2015 1:40 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller seizan21, Kamakura, Japan
Comments: A mid 18th c Louis XV design Flemish Mechlin lace with fond de glace or ijsgrond. Typical wave design with quatrefoil motifs. This type of pattern was sometimes doubled along the long edge to form wider piece, but here it is used as an edging.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  Cut both ends, engrelure added.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: A few faint brown spots which the seller illustrates nicely on a light background.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

191530996661   Sold for $28.00, 2 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ptk43t8 Stunning Large Antique Wedding Handkerchief – English Honiton Hand Bobbin Lace
Size: 15″ square
Starting Price: 49.00 GBP Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: March 15, 2015 1:40 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller cloudberry123, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Comments: A Honiton guipure handkerchief with 8-pointed star central cloth. Snails/slugs style with woven picoted roughly square mesh brides. Good technique with the English Flower Garden feel, although in the Devon area it’s sometimes called a ‘hedge row’ effect. Nice presence to the piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: A few broken and frayed threads, minor.
Soilage: Seller cites a few small age dots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

321669367009   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/n7eukuq ANTIQUE LACE EXQUISITE DUCHESSE BRUGES LACE FAN LEAF ORIG COND 8″ WIDE
Size: lace is 8″ deep, 24″ across laid flat.
Starting Price: $269.99 Buy-it-Now
Auction ends: March 16, 2015 7:15 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller kuchcollectiblesandvintagelinens, Ronkonkoma, New York, United States
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruges flan leaf. Dense, romantic floral design with irregular plaited picoted brides. No raised work, just typical rolled and lifted edges. Well done technique.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: One broken bride.
Soilage: Seller cites light age darkening.
Finish: Vertical fold creases, but never mounted.

361234482545   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lnofv9r DENTELLE ANCIENNE en soie de MALTE, ANTIQUE LACE, MALTESE LACE square
Size: 35.4″ square
Starting Price: 28.00 EUR
Auction ends: March 16, 2015 12:35 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller bethsalie, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Comments: A square white silk Maltese cover or small shawl. Looks like about 8 layers – Maltese crosses around the outside, 3 rows of round mats of woven leaves, the an elaborate 8-pointed star in the center. There’s a little puzzling contouring around the star intruding into the nearest round mat layer.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles. Although it looks a little shrunken, perhaps from a past wash?

141594541363   Sold for 28.00 EUR, 1 bidder.

http://tinyurl.com/pqyu48o DENTELLE ANCIENNE, tulle brodé main, ANTIQUE HANDMADE TAMBOUR LACE FLOUNCE
Size: 35.3 feet x 35.4″
Starting Price: 60.00 EUR
Auction ends: March 16, 2015 12:49 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller bethsalie, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Comments: A wide, long embroidered machine net with a romantic 2nd Empire design.  Small sprigs and circles used as esprits in the upper ground. I think it’s tambour with two different weights of thread. Quite an impressive piece, probably Belgian. The wheat ear motif might indicate a wedding piece.
Provenance:  None cited.
Modifications:  I can see one end that looks cut, not sure about the other end.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.  Tulle looks in good shape.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some light fold creases.

141595896277   Sold for 379.00 EUR, 10 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/lox4sct (671) ANTIQUE Irish CARRICKMACROSS GUIPURE Lace Cuff or Priests Gown c 1850’s
Size: 4.25″ x 34″, circular, no seam.
Starting Price: $1,495.00 Buy-it-Now or Make Offer
Auction ends: March 16, 2015 2:29 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller antiquejunker, Ronkonkoma, Houston, Texas, United States
Comments: A Carrickmacross guipure border, a little long for a cuff, but possible. Religious iconography in a series of shields is very strong, and unusual. I’m thinking they might represent symbols of various saints. Typical looped picots on the lower border, double straight picots on the brides. Some needle-made fillings, but what I find really interesting is the decorative pulled thread embroidery in the cloth. I don’t recall seeing this in Carrickmacross before.
Provenance: Purchased years ago in Paris.
Modifications:  None.  Appears mounted onto a linen tape along the edge.
Damage: One broken bride.
Soilage: Seller cites white cream color. Some light brown spots.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles.

171681717694   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/lg89e2g 1890 LOVELY HAND CHANTILLY LACE LAPPET OR TIE WITH ROSE MOTIF
Size: 42″ long
Starting Price: $99.00
Auction ends: March 17, 2015 11:30 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller heartnsoul1, Hollis, New Hampshire, United States
Comments: A Chantilly lappet scarf with rose motif. N honeycomb fillings, which is a little unusual. Interesting fairly complex design for a small piece, excellent technique.
Provenance: None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos aside from a rare loose thread along the border.
Soilage: Looks clean, but hard to tell with black lace.
Finish: No obvious creases or wrinkles, although no photo of the midpoint.

331503487485   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/kjdnke9 Beautiful antique/vintage Honiton lace wedding veil
Size: 78″ x 68″
Starting Price: 85.00 GBP with reserve
Auction ends: March 17, 2015 12:54 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: A rectangular veil of Honiton applique on machine net. Floral scalloped border all around with larger flower sprays in the corners just inside the outer border. and Smaller sprigs used as esprits in the main ground. Snails/slugs style with woven tally leadworks used as fillings.  Soft, supple tulle.
Provenance: None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. Might be a pinhole or two, but overall the tulle looks in good condition.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘soft old white colour’.
Finish: Some light wrinkling.

331501914375   331501914375a   137.00 GBP, 3 bidders, reserve not met.

http://tinyurl.com/k8x7676 SLOVAK FOLK COSTUME ethnic embroidered bonnet handmade bobbin lace peasant KROJ
http://tinyurl.com/l6lyavs Slovak Folk Costume embroidered bonnet + handmade bobbin lace trim Castkov KROJ
Size: first: lace length 19″ across front. Second, 18″ lace length.
Starting Price: $64.99 on both.
Auction ends: March 17, 2015 5:08 PM PDT on both.
Offered by: Ebay seller slavart, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Comments: Two bonnets, the first from the western Slovakia village of Drahovce, the second from the village of Castkov in Northwestern Slovakia (Zahorie region).  The lace is a point ground ‘lille-like’ pattern, probably stiffened. Drooping pear-shaped design on the first, florals on the second.  6 pointed star ‘fond chant’ fillings with some ‘mayflower’ like spots. Perhaps Tønder?  Embroidery on the first is a cutwork with needle-made fillings. Embroidery on the second is cross stitch, with an embroidered machine net cap back.
Very interesting documented peices.
Provenance: first: Western Slovakia, village of Drahovce. second: Northwestern Zahorie region, village of Castkov, Slovakia.
Modifications:  1st one: cotton band between the embroideries is a replacement.  Needs new tie string at back.  2nd one:
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Age darkening on the first. Second looks clean.
Finish: Seller says that on the first bonnet the lace was removed, hand-washed and re-stitched by a woman in the village.  Second bonnet has some light creasing, minor.

151615731876   151615731877No bids.
No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/p49u4mo Antique/vintage Brussels Duchesse lace and Point de Gaze lace cuffs
Size: 9.5″ x 3.8″
Starting Price: 20.00 GBP
Auction ends: March 18, 2015 11:41 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller derbeatle, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Comments: Two Brussels Duchesse cuffs with raised petal roses in the Point de Gaze inserts  Conventional bobbin motifs, dense design with irregular plaited brides.
Provenance: None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: A few broken and frayed brides. One pinhole in the ptdG mesh, a little detached from the bobbin lace on one edge.
Soilage: Seller cites ‘soft old white colour’.
Finish: A little edge folding.

231503013834   Sold for 41.00 GBP, 4 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/khusxda Antique Vintage Handmade Bobbin Lace Piece Ribbon – Honiton Lace Rose Floral E
Size: 4 cm x 184 cm
Starting Price: 45.00 GBP
Auction ends: March 19, 2015 2:06 PM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller hungerbreak, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Comments: A narrow Honiton guipure border.  Nicely designed flowers and leaves with square mesh picoted brides. Well advanced in style, good technique.
Provenance: None cited.
Modifications:  I’m fairly certain one end is cut, can’t make out the other end from the photos.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos.
Soilage: Looks clean, even against the light background color.
Finish: Some soft creases.

161631101708   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/p5wvnbn ANTIQUE BRUSSELS BOBBIN LACE FAN. NEEDLEPOINT INSERTIONS. MOTHER OF PEARL STICKS
Size: 10.75″ long, 20.25″ wide. Lace 5.5″ deep.
Starting Price: 180.00 GBP
Auction ends: March 20, 2015 8:52 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller georginanntiques, London, United Kingdom
Comments: It looks like a Point d’Angleterre fan with Mother of Pearl sticks. This type of lace is a fine pieced bobbinlace with Point de Gaze needle-made mesh, often with elaborate decorative ‘mode’ needlelace fillings. Quite a dense, romantic floral pattern. The bands of needlelace are a bit heavy in contrast with the finer bobbin motifs. This is one of the finest Belgian laces, 2nd half of the 19th century and early 20th c.
Provenance: None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos, although you can’t blow up the photos so a bit hard to tell.
Soilage: Age darkening along fan ribs. Lace has been glued to ribs in places..  Lace is a ‘rich cream color’.
Finish: Expected fan creases. Lace is a little wrinkled along the outer edge.

251877944328   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/qcgsdxn LARGE ANTIQUE BRUSSELS LACE FAN. POINT DE GAZE INSERTION. MOTHER OF PEARL STICKS
Size: 13″ long, 25″ wide. Lace 8.25″ deep.
Starting Price: 90.00 GBP
Auction ends: March 20, 2015 8:59 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller georginanntiques, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruxelles fan with inlaid Mother of Pearl sticks. Multiple layers of raised petals in the roses in the single Point de Gaze insert. A rather elaborate romantic design in the bobbinlace, a bit more elaborate motifs than usual in Duchesse.
Provenance: None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Nothing obvious from the photos. PtdG mesh looks good.  Some repairs to the sticks. Rivet on the loop missing.
Soilage: Brown staining on the lace where glued to the left guard stick. Seller cites some faint marks on the lace.
Finish: Expected fan creases.

251877953921   No bids.

http://tinyurl.com/pnerqv4 ANTIQUE BRUSSELS LACE FALL CAP, SHAWL. POINT DE GAZE AND NEEDLEPOINT INSERTIONS
Size: 58.5″ x 19.5″
Starting Price: 60.00 GBP
Auction ends: March 20, 2015 8:59 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller georginanntiques, London, United Kingdom
Comments: A Duchesse de Bruxelles mantilla with a large Point de Gaze insert in the center, and smaller ones at the ends.  Raised petal roses, good elaborate design in the needlelace. There are also some regions filled with needle-made decorative ‘mode’ stitches. Well done typical Duchesse motifs with some raised work against half-stitch ground. This is an elaborate design for an unusually shaped piece.
Provenance: None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: Small holes and pinholes in the Point de Gaze mesh. Some broken brides and a few repairs.
Soilage: A few small brown marks.
Finish: Several light fold creases.

251877964286   Sold for 129.00 GBP, 5 bidders.

http://tinyurl.com/ks2azog FINE PRETTY ANTIQUE BOBBIN LACE FAN LEAF. BRUSSELS OR HONITON
Size: 16.5″ wide, 5″ deep.
Starting Price: 25.00 GBP
Auction ends: March 20, 2015 10:16 AM PDT
Offered by: Ebay seller georginanntiques, London, United Kingdom
Comments: Looks like a Point d’Angleterre fan leaf – I think it’s a Point de Gaze ground, but can’t see the photos close enough to be sure. But it has that feel. Probably an early 20th c piece due to the rather naturalistic design. Some good decorative needle-made ‘mode’ fillings in grid form, also some lnes of bobbin-made brides.
Provenance: None cited.
Modifications:  None.
Damage: A few pinholes and small holes in the mesh.
Soilage: Looks clean.
Finish: Some light fold creases.

251877971598   Sold for 53.00 GBP, 3 bidders.

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Lace Event USA: Pacific Northwest Lace Conference – June 18-21, 2015

Pacific Northwest Lace Conference
Theme: 
Rainbows and Butterflies
Organizers: 
Portland Lace Society
Date
: June 18-21, 2015, Opening receiption on June 17.
The Lace Day is Saturday, June 20, 2015
Time:  Lace Day – 9:00 to 3:00
See Agenda for other events
Place: George Fox University   http://tinyurl.com/lamo4en
Newberg, Oregon, USA.  (Lemmons Hall for the Lace Day)
Housing:  Dorm rooms or alternative http://tinyurl.com/mqt38jb
Website: http://tinyurl.com/oxns9ke
Information:  jackienissen@comcast.net or call Jackie at 503-538-8407
Registration:  http://tinyurl.com/n9epsjw   Questons to Beverly Davis 503-634-2540 or info@portlandlacesociety.com

Agenda  http://tinyurl.com/oy9b9r5
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
3:00 – 9:00  Registration
7:00 – 9:30  Welcome Party
Thursday, June 18, 2015
7:30   Breakfast
8:30 – 11:30  AM Classes
11:30 – 12:30  Lunch
1:00 – 4:00  PM Classes
5:30 – 6:30  Dinner
7:00 – 8:00  Nancy Evans, “Textile Conservation for Home Use”
Friday, June 19, 2015
7:30  Breakfast
8:30 – 11:30  AM Classes
11:30 – 12:30  Lunch
1:00 – 4:00  PM Classes
5:30 – 6:30  Dinner7:15 – 8:30  Evening Program
Saturday, June 20, 2015
7:30  Breakfast
9:00 – 3:00 Sales Room open
9:00 – 3:00  Exhibit room open
8:30 – 11:30  Mini Classes
10:30 – 11:30  First Program
11:30 – 12:30  Lunch
1:00 – 4:00  Mini Classes
1:00 – 2:00  Second Program
2:30 – 3:30  Third Program
5:30  – 8:00  Banquet/Program
Sunday, June 21, 2015
7:30  Breakfast
8:30 – 11:30 Classes
11:30 – 12:30  Lunch, Conference concludes

Classes  http://tinyurl.com/ms9r4p3

  • Elizabeth Peterson, Beds and Bucks, all levels
  • Dagmar Beckel-Machyckova, Contemporary Lace Scarf of Spania Dolina
  • Lynda Libby, Continuing Skills in Bobbin Lace
  • Sally Schoenberg, Flanders/Binche
  • Allie Marguccio, Idrija  (class is full)
  • Louise Colgan, Milanese Lace
  • Kim Davis, Wire Lace
  • Galina Khmeleva, Knitting – Fundamentals of Orenburg, Intarsia Lace, Russian Style
  • Elena Dickson, Knotted Lace featurinkg Butterflies and Flowers
  • Sylvia Murariu, Romanian Point Lace

Vendors http://tinyurl.com/l2mbsdl

  • Maria Provencher, Provo Enterprises
  • Jessica Spaulding, Snapdragon Lace
  • John and Kthy Hensel, Hensel Productions
  • Nancy Evans, Lace Legacy
  • Carol Bassoni, Miss Lacey Designs
  • Sylvia Murariu, Sylvia’s Flowers and Lce
  • Sandy Mennalla, Jack of All Beads
  • Galina Khmeleva, Galina Khmeleva
  • Steve Kuziemski, A Wrinkle in Time
  • Bob Hutchinson, Mr. Bob’s Custom Woodworking
  • Lauren Synder, Mad Tatter
  • Tina Johnson, Blacksheep at Orencol/Lacemaking Supplies & Thread

Contests

  • 2D or 3D entries on the theme of  “Rainbows and Butterflies”. Catagories are ‘Conference Theme’ and ‘Original Design’. Two entries per person per category alllowed, submit entries upon arrival.  http://tinyurl.com/lyl6s63
  • Nametag Holder Contest, rules at http://tinyurl.com/l9x4zcm.

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Lace Event Spain: XVI Trobada de Puntaires, Sant Adrià de Besòs – March 15, 2015

XVI Trobada de Puntaires, Sant Adrià de Besòs
Sponsor:  Associaciò de Dones L’Agulla Daurada
Pt De l’Esglesia No 13, 08930 Sant Adrià de Besòs, Spain
l’associació de Dones L’Agulla Daurada
Ajuntament de Sant Adrià de Besòs
Date: Sunday, March 15, 2015
Time:  10:30 to 13:00
Place: Plaça de l’Esglesia
Website: http://tinyurl.com/qg99grf
Information: 
629 948 103

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