January 3, 2012

Oh can a girl dream.....

A while back on this blog, I read about the auction for Betty Ring's sampler collection and the recommendation to call Sotheby's and order an auction catalog.  I immediately did so and it arrived in the mail today.  Oh my.....
There is an unbelievable treasure within this book and I do so wish I had the free cash to bid on something.  However, many of the expected valuations are waaaay out of my reach.  While I did see at least one as low as $400 in a quick skim through, many more are in the $12,000-$30,000 with one estimate at $50,000-$70,000!

I am sure the girls and women who originally created these unbelievable masterpieces would faint at the thought of their hand work ever being so valuable.  But obviously someone did as they were kept through many years and passed down through generations to be acquired by one very passionate and astute lady.

Barbara, don't worry - I will bring it with me on Saturday!  See you in Belfast.  And if anyone would like to join us, see you at the Co-op around 9:30ish.

2 comments:

mainely stitching said...

You plucked the thought straight out of my head, Patti. Thank you.

I want to purchase Betty Ring's books about her collections, but can't even scrape up the cash for that - let alone those amazing samplers. Thank heavens for serious collectors like her who saved who knows how many family heirlooms from being reduced to dusting cloths!!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wouldn't it be fantastic to own a antique sampler!