Royal Society Crochet Lessons Book No. 9 contains numerous outstanding patterns. The book is dated 1917. It was published by the H.E. Verran Company. I’ve updated the antique-crochet.com site with an entire page about this book. The page features lots of photographs of the various crochet patterns in the book, plus a brief listing of patterns and contents. The rest of the book is as delightful as the cover is, so I hope you’ll check it out!
Updated June 9, ’08: The auction that I posted about has ended. The final price was $505.98.
Now THAT’S an ebay auction! Does the word “WOW” mean anything to you??! OK, the auction lot does actually have a tiny bit of antique crochet lace included in it…somewhere. Honestly, it does, that’s how I found the auction in the first place. I was doing a search for antique crochet. 😀 The crochet work seems largely irrelevant to all the other amazing baubles and beauties included in the auction, but I still thought you’d probably enjoy taking a look at the auction. I’m telling you, this is window shopping at its finest. I soooo envy the winner of this one.
(No other crochet that I saw, but even so that seller’s other items are worth a look too– this is the prettiest collection of vintage jewelry I’ve seen so far this week.)
UPDATE! Wow, it gets even better! When I originally posted about this auction it had a buy it now price on it. I can’t remember exactly what the price originally was, but it was over $1,000 (US.) Now it appears that the auction was restarted with a 99 cent opening bid. Insane! I am feeling kind of anxious for the seller at this point, because that kind of auction is such a gamble. You never know where the bidding will end up. On the other hand I am also feeling thrilled for whoever the winner ends up being.
Post updated June 3 ’08. The auctions I originally posted about have now ended.
If you’re curious about the final prices of these auctions, here are some links for you:
Click here to see the ended auction for the January 1903 issue of Home Needlework Magazine. High bid price was $36.00.
Click here to see the ended auction for the July 1906 issue of Home Needlework Magazine. High bid price was $36.00.
Click here to see the ended auction for the June July 1910 issue of Home Needlework Magazine. End price was $9.95, which in my opinion was a fantastic bargain for the winner even considering the substantial wear on the cover.
Click here to see the ended auction for the June 1908 issue of Home Needlework Magazine. High bid price was $11.50, another bargain in my opinion.
This ebay seller
Updated to add: This blog post was originally written about an ebay auction that has now ended. Sorry if you missed out! However, there are plenty of Mary Card filet crochet charts, books and patterns to be found online. Please click here to see Mary Card crochet patterns here on our website. See also: Mary Card crochet pattern books.
If I find another one of these filet crochet charts I will be sure to post about it, so please make sure to take a look at my latest posts on the site to see if I have posted any current auction finds.
The final bid price of the auction was $36.99 and it was priced in Australian dollars. Ebay’s currency converter was showing an equivalent of $35.23 US at the time I checked, although the rate fluctuates depending on when you check it.
Original Blog Post:
Here’s a fantastic ebay find for you! It’s a Mary Card giant filet crochet chart for the British coat of arms. These are wonderful to work from. Unfortunately, I don’t see these charts come up for sale often enough. The seller is located in Australia, but ships internationally. The auction ends on May 1, 2008.
If you decide to bid on the auction, I wish you the very best luck. 🙂
Thanks for visiting antique-crochet.com!
This seller apparently specializes in selling collectible antique textiles. I thought that some of her current crochet offerings looked really interesting. She is located in the USA, but ships worldwide.
The items linked above are just a few of the things that are currently being offered; only items with the keyword “crochet” will show up in that search. There are plenty more interesting antique textiles and linens available for immediate purchase; you are likely to find antique quilts, linens, embroideries, etc. Here are some links to her ebay store:
This post and This post have both been updated. These posts show images of some very rare antique European crochet books. I posted about them before when they first came up for sale, but apparently they haven’t found a home yet. So, if you missed out on seeing them the first time, they are definitely worth looking at now. They are offered for sale by one of my favorite sellers on ebay, a seller that I have dealt with before and recommend.
This looks like a fantastic auction! Included in this lot are 4 different booklets, 2 of which are crochet books and 2 of which are sewing books. One of the crochet books is Corticelli Crochet Lessons Book #7. I have clearer photos of this book posted than the seller does, so if you’d like to see what’s actually in the pattern book hopefully you will find my page for the Corticelli book to be helpful. Please note that the copy offered at auction appears to be missing its cover, somewhat invalidating the seller’s claim of “very good condition” (although I wouldn’t expect that a seller would necessarily realize that the cover was missing on this particular type of book.) The other crochet book by Adeline Cordet is also one that I’ve owned before. I haven’t yet created a page on the site for that book yet, although it is on my to-do list. The patterns in that one are really nice too. I don’t think I’ve ever owned either of those sewing books before, but I think they look really interesting. Overall, looks to me like a great auction. Hard to tell how high the bidding will go, but right now, if you ask me, it’s seriously underpriced.
Update: This auction has ended. Thanks to some idiotic changes at ebay- the “advanced search” is not working for me at all- I am not able to find or link to the ended auction. Sorry about that; I wish I knew how it turned out!
This seller has some interesting crochet and needlework auctions. If the auctions are still live by the time you find this post, they’ll be listed below. If not, you’ll see a message that no items match your keywords.
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This seller is selling a treasure trove of antique and vintage crochet, knitting and tatting patterns. (If the auctions are still running by the time you see this post, you’ll see them listed below. If not, you’ll see a message that no items were found.
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This Auction Has Ended.
This seller has some of the most interesting auctions! The most interesting of which is this auction for 2 1920’s pattern books with instructions on how to make beadwork bags in both crochet and knitting. I’ve owned both of these pattern books before, and they are both exceptional. In the past I’ve sold copies of both books for more than $100 each, although that was years ago. These books look like they have some pretty serious condition issues, so I wouldn’t expect the bidding to reach anywere near those levels for this particular auction. However, the starting bid of the auction is only $9.99, which makes it tempting even considering the damaged condition of the books. I have a web page up showing the projects in the “New Bead Book“; you can click to see it if you’re curious about what the patterns in the book look like. I’ll have to see if I can find my photos from the Virginia Snow book to post. Sharing them has been on my “to do list” and, if you like seeing vintage beadwork projects I think you’d probably really enjoy these.
Edited to add: Web site has been updated with photos of the Virginia Snow Beaded Bags Book. The page is not comprehensive, but at least it allows you to look at more pictures than the book owner made available in the ebay auction. Enjoy!