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
sold some lovely antique crochet and needlework pattern books, including a couple of “Home Needlework Magazine” Back issues and a Royal Society crochet book. I used to have a couple of these books in my collection, and they are absolutely delightful. For those of you who collect beaded bag patterns, the January 1903 issue has several of them. Luckily, the seller included multiple photos in the auction so you can see at least one of the bags. There are also several color illustrations shown. You can click here to see my description of the patterns included.
Sorry to say that I don’t have my informational web pages up for the other books, but I will try to get them posted ASAP.
This ebay auction
for a lot of 3 Home Needlework Magazines reminded me that I wanted to share the contents of the October 1899 issue (which is one of the issues being auctioned in that ebay lot.) If you’re in a buying mood, take a look at the auction, because it seems like a fantastic lot. I have no idea what the contents of the other 2 issues are, but just based on the contents of the October 1899 issue, it looks to me like a worthwhile purchase.The October 1899 issue is particularly amazing because it has 9 color plates. There aren’t all that many crochet patterns, but the few present are great.
If you click this link, you’ll be able to view the new web page featuring 52 photos plus a description of the contents, articles, patterns, projects and tidbits in the Oct. 1899 issue of Home Needlework Magazine.
Updated April 25 ’08: Sorry, the auction I posted about has ended. However, I now have a whole page dedicated to Home Needlework Magazine. Please click here check it out!
Take a look at this ebay auction! This lot of 3 Home Needlework magazines looks like a fantastic find. You can see from the seller’s photos that there are at least 2 color plates in these magazines, and they are gorgeous. I’ve owned the October 1899 issue of this magazine, and it is a beauty. I haven’t posted that one on the antique-crochet.com site yet, but I’ll try to make it a priority so that anyone interested can check it out. As far as I can remember, I haven’t owned either of the other books, so I can’t say for certain what the contents are, but I have never yet been disappointed when I’ve purchased this particular publication. They are all delightful.