http://tinyurl.com/2fezlhm Springett Collection Antique Bobbin Box and Bobbins
Current offer: 0.99 GBP, 1 bid
Auction ends: Nov 21, 2010 11:54:27 PST
Offered by: David & Christine Springett, Ebay seller springettbobbins, Rugby, Warwickshire, UK
Comments: I assume everyone is closely following the Springett bobbin sales, but this item is amazing. I’ve never seen a bobbin box on the market before, and all those strivers!
http://tinyurl.com/2e3cll4 FRENCH VICTORIAN 1800S IRISH CROCHET LACE WEDDING DRESS
Current offer: $10,625, buy it now
Auction ends: Sale ends in 1 day
Offered by: Ebay seller firefly1052, Solana Beach, California
Comments: Wedding dress? French? (seems it was bought from a French collector). I don’t think the top and the skirt go together, and I like the skirt much better than the top. Pretty standard Irish Crochet, although I’m always interested to see how IC is used as yardage in dress construction.
http://tinyurl.com/2dtjmpv BOÎTE ANCIENNE poudre de la DENTELLIERE MARIE LOUISE
Current offer: 30 Eur, no bids
Auction ends: Nov 18, 2010 09:35:09 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller noirchipie2, Bourges, Centre, France
Comments: I have a box of this stuff in my collection, and even though the lid is on, the brownish powder gets all over everything. Remember hearing people say how lace can be colored by dipping it in tea? Someone finally decided to cash in by formulating a dye specifically for lace, marketed by Au Bonne Marché in Paris, 1930’s to 1940’s, maybe. You can dissolve it in water and soak the lace, or you can rub the powder in directly. Messy stuff, and who knows what actually is in it.
http://tinyurl.com/2a5ak9l ANTIQUE handkerchief point de gaze brussels lace
Current offer: $10.50, 2 bids, reserve not met.
Auction ends: Nov 21, 2010 11:24:33 PST
Offered by: Ebay seller shameli, Avignon, France
Comments: Looks like a nice handkerchief in good condition. No raised work, but that’s not a problem in Belgian needlelace, some of the very best pieces are flat. Not the greatest design, but a nice cohesive effect.