8 Vintage/Antique Booklets on Making Doilies (from the 50s & 60s)

I have a great deal of respect for anyone who has the skill – and patience – to create the beautiful doilies and other items demonstrated in this booklets.  It’s truly a skill set that seems lost to most of us nowadays.

It’s also quite amazing to see that each of these booklets was only 29c back in the late 50s/early 60s (the “newest” one in the lot was 35c!).

I checked the prices on Amazon for most of these.  They now go for anywhere between $3.00 to $15.00 each with an average price of about $5.00, plus shipping.  We’re selling the entire lot for $24.00, which seems like a good deal

Coats & Clark

a) Priscilla Doilies to Crochet, Knit and Tat. Book No. 111, Published 1959.  Like new.  36 pages. 
b) Edgings.  Crocheted – Knitted – Tatted.  Book No. 121. Published 1961.  Like new. 36 pages.
c) Doilies by Priscilla.  Book No. 122.  Published 1961.  Like new. 36 pages.
d) Old and New Favorites.  Featuring Doilies, Tablecloths, Chair Sets, Place Mats and other designs.  Book No. 124.  Published 1961.  Like new. 36 pages.
e) Doilies by Priscilla. Book No. 136. Published 1962.  Like new.   36 pages.

American Thread Company Star Books.

a) Doilies. Crocheted. Ruffled. Flowers. Pineapples. Book No. 163.  Publication date unknown.  Used condition (dog-eared upper right hand, the cover and first few pages). 36 pages. 
b) Crochet.  Tablecloth – Bedspread – Doilies – Fashions – Tissue Topper – Pillow.  Book No. 200.  Publication date unknown.  Good used condition (small stain on cover).  24 pages.
c) The ABC of Embroidery.
Book No. 221. Published 1965.  Like new.  36 pages.

Format:  Booklet / Paperback.

Dimensions:  All are approximately 7 1/2″ high x 5 1/2″ wide. 

Price:  $24.00 for all.  Plus 5.5% Maine State Sales Tax of $1.32, for a total of $25.32.  

Unless we’re having a sale, which would be listed here, our prices are firm.  

Location & Purchasing: This piece is located in our display case (#27) at Cabot Mill Antiques, Fort Andross, 14 Maine Street, Brunswick ME. You can purchase directly through them by visiting that beautiful shop, 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (7:00 pm on Fridays).

Alternatively, if you don’t mind waiting a bit:

Shipping & Delivery: Because this item is on display 20 miles from us, I may not even know for several days (usually over a weekend) whether or not an item is still available, but can bring it back to Lewiston for you the next time I’m in Brunswick updating our display. At that point, you’d be able to take advantage of local pick up at my office (by appointment only), or I can get it delivered to you per the next paragraph.

We can deliver within Lewiston-Auburn most days, or along the Lewiston-Lisbon-Topsham-Brunswick route (dates vary), for a $15.00 delivery fee, or Gray/Portland (along the 202 Route, or just off it) early Wednesday mornings for the same $15.00.

Shipping via USPS is $8.00 for all.

For other options, please review our most recent blog on Possible Delivery Options in the Next Week (use the search feature), or our Shipping & Delivery page at https://heritagecollectiblesmaine.com/details-shipping-information/.

Buying Details:  We are very low tech.  Payment can be made via PayPal, good check (please allow 1 week to clear if not known to us) or cash. 

FMI: https://heritagecollectiblesmaine.com/details-payment-pricing/.

Or you can email Linda at heritagecollectiblesmaine@gmail.com to arrange purchase, or for a somewhat faster response, text 207-740-2247.  Thanks!

All sales after expenses help support The Grief Warrior Project. https://heritagecollectiblesmaine.com/supporting-the-grief-warrior-project/

More Photos:  See below!


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