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"Arab tailor has time to smoke his hookah" while working with a sewing machine, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1963 in the United States. $2.00
"AWARDED TO THE / UNION / SEWING MACHINE / For the Best Machine for general Use" depicting medal won at the World Industrial & Cotton Centennial Exposition 1884-5, longer than most trade cards, blank back, from Union Manufacturing Company of Toledo Ohio, bend & light toning along left edge. $35.00
"Bridge Street and New Bank, Stockport. / E. A. Greenwood, Stockport" with an English streetcar #18 about to pass the Singer Sewing shoppe on the right; unused postcard with minor corner rounding, slight toning shows in the front message area. $8.00 e(s)ss
"BUY / MERRICK THREAD CO. / BEST / SIX CORD SOFT FINISH SPOOL COTTON..." 1879 (dated on back) trade card with art depicting a cherub riding on a spool of thread pulled by 3 butterflies, a few wavy spots in the paper, overall fresh appearance. $15.00 as
"CLARK'S / MILL END / SPOOL 30 COTTON" circa 1890 trade card depicting high-wheeler bicycles (some capsized) whose wheels are spools of thread, fairly fresh. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 bsa
"Compliments of the / Domestic Sewing Machine Co." circa 1890 ad card with four children playing with various toys, stuck to album remnant, somewhat wavy paper will not lay perfectly flat. $2.50
"Compliments of the / Domestic Sewing Machine Co." advertising card with goat eating a black man's finery while black women & children listen to him, brief ad of Henry J. Mann of Monroe Michigan on the back. $18.00 (abms)
"CORTICELLLI SPOOL SILK / Is Full Length, Smooth and " with aproned lady in rural setting picking flowers & thread, some lettering hard to read, ad card / trade card from Armitage Company of Monroe Michigan, brownish paper, circa 1890. $3.00
"DOMESTIC PATTERNS" with 3 women sewing & wearing dresses the patterns for which are advertised on the backside, from the Domestic Sewing Machine Co. of New York City via merchant Henry Mann in Monroe Michigan, fresh appearance, small corner bend, ad card / trade card circa 1890. $14.00
FLORENCE HENRI. “FLORENCE HENRI / Selbstportrait, 1928” depicting 4 spools of sewing thread, unused continental postcard, copyrighted, tiny corner crease. $1.00 ps
"FREE STUFF FOR CRAFTING, SEWING & MORE!" unused color advertising card from Prime Publishing in Highland Park Illinois, fairly fresh. $1.00 s
"FREE TRIAL ISSUE OF SEW BEAUTIFUL" unused color business reply card showing their Italian smocking cover, from Sew Beautiful in Birmingham Alabama, fairly fresh. $1.00 s
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" Gooya Card - IRAN / G538 / Masuleh, Gilan, Iran" showing a group of women sewing, also captioned In Arabic, unused continental post card, near mint. $1.25 is%
"J. & P. COATS 200 YARDS / BEST SIX CORD / WE BEAT THEM ALL" with boy riding locomotive towards viewer, copyright 1881. Table on back gives needle & thread numbers suitable for 15 different sewing machines (Grover & Baker, New American, Remington, Singer, Victor, Weed, etc.) for 6 different types of sewing (coarse work, heavy work, ordinary sewing, fine sewing, finer work, finest work). Back paper browning evenly with age & a bit of paste residue at the top back which obscures nothing. $12.00 as# NEW / NY / BAGO
"KENMORE (BUILT 1752) FREDERICKSBURG, VA. UP-STAIRS HALL, SHOWING QUILT MADE BY THE / THREE WIVES OF CAPT. THOMAS HAMMOND OF CHARLESTOWN, W. VA." unused circa-1913 Albertype post card, trivial corner wear. Surprisingly hard to find. $5.00 v(f)i(h)sa
"Lead, but never / Follow // Compliments of the / Domestic Sewing Machine Co." with boy riding running rabbit, ad card for Henry J. Mann of Monroe Michigan on the back, fresh appearance. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 abms
"MERICK THREAD CO. 90" with angel riding spool of thread drawn by butterflies, message on back dates to New York 1879, fresh appearance, ad card / trade card. Nice! $20.00
"NORTH CAROLINA TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM / 1910 WHITE STEAM STANHOPE / The White Sewing Machine Company began / production of Steam Automobiles in 1900..." unused chrome from a photo by Charles Gray, 1995 copyright. $1.50 amps
"North Lake, Orange, Mass. / Compliments / of New Home / Sewing Machine Co. / ORANGE MASS..." circa 1890 ad card, SAR, lightly toned front. $2.50 (m(o)s)
"Orizaba Mex. / 3349 J. G. Hatton, Mexico." including the Singer storefront at the end of the white building; tarjeta postal with undivided back, two 2-centavos stamps affixed but no writing either side, minor corner rounding, 2 corner creases (small in sky, larger not in image), toning near the back bottom edge. $3.00 m(v)s
"SEE US FOR YOUR NEXT SUIT / THEO. BIEKER & SON / 4 MAIN STREET HAMILTON, OHIO" with black & white drawing of girl sewing up embarrassing tears in a boy's pants, undivided back mailed 1907, slight yellowing of the paper with age, corner & edge wear. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 ocsg
"SEWING MACHINES ON DECK." showing British sailors mending clothing by hand & with sewing machines, black & white from the Star series, unused, considerable corner & edge wear. $6.00 (s(m)s))
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"SPAIN" yet another, man standing with guitar, horizontal format, 3 corners creased, light back toning from the printing process itself. $4.25 sa
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Singer Professional Buttonholer for slant-needle zig-zag sewing machines, with plate 383013 (furnished) for use on 700 900 & 2000 series machines, complete in original box with instruction booklet. Was used 4 or 5 times (successfully) on an Athena 2000. With it you can make straight buttonholes, eyelet-end buttonholes, purl-edge buttonholes, bound button holes & eyelets at your chosen length & stitch width. $7.50 s
"Something Useful to Remind You / of BLUE BEACON COAL" circa-1939 advertising folder from The Dayton Builders Supply Company (selling it exclusively in Dayton Ohio), a sewing kit within that still contains 4 of the original Dix and Rands High Grade Sharps needles. Sized a little less than a regular-size postcard. While we found nothing like this when we searched the Internet, we did find 1939 newspaper ads for the coal, which supplies our estimate for the age. $12.50 so(d) NEW / NY / BAGO
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"The Art Quilt Alliance / February 1-24, 2006" continental postcard publicizing an exhibit & felting class in Newark Ohio, near mint with prepaid postage. (2 available) $1.25 each. os
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"'THE BIRTH OF OUR FLAG' / BETSY ROSS HOUSE / PHILADELPHIA / PA4" art showing the sewing effort with small inset, linen finish, slight browning of the paper with age but still attractive. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 pfs
"THE LIGHT-RUNNING / NEW HOME SEWING MACHINE. / JOHNSON, CLARK & CO. / ORANGE, MASS." circa 1890 trade card illustrated with babies riding sewing machines atop high-wheeler bicycles, violet handstamp on back for W. S. Taylor (Utica New York dealer in watches & jewelry), light toning on front mostly in the borders, heavy toning near one back corner obscures nothing. $15.00 bsnmja
"The Old Battles Place / near Orange, Mass. / Compliments / of New Home / Sewing Machine Co. / ORANGE, MASS..." c. 1890 ad card, stuck to album remnant, somewhat wavy paper will not lie perfectly flat, lightly toned back. $2.50
"THE 'STANDARD' OUR NAME IS OUR MOTTO. / 2000 TURNS IN A MINUTE, / CLEAR THE TRACK!" circa 1890 ad card for the Standard Sewing Machine Company of Cleveland Ohio, in particular for their Rotary Shuttle Sewing Machine. Art shows young man on a high-wheeler bicycle carrying such a machine, 3 corners creased, back is blank. $10.00 sboa
"THE STANDARD SEWING MACHINE CO. / 66 Euclid Ave., CLEVELAND OHIO / BUY A / 'Standard' Rotary Shuttle Sewing Machine." with illustration of saying 'A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush'; trade card of Henry J. Mann of Monroe Michigan (handstamped in violet on the back), faint corner crease. $10.00 aso ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
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"White, Black & Colors / for / Hand / and / Machine" c. 1890 ad card with little girl & autumn leaves & spool of J&P Coats thread, stuck to album remnant, wavy paper will not lie flat, lightly toned front. $2.25
"YES ON CONDITION THAT YOU BUY / ME A 'DOMESTIC' WITH NEW WOOD / WORK AND ATTACHMENTS" showing suitor on bent knee getting his answer & cupid starting a phonecall for them, circa 1890 advertising card, ad of Henry L. Mann who sold musical instruments in Monroe Michigan, brownish paper. The Domestic referred to, however, was a sewing machine brand at that time. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 am(m)ms
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