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    how well do you know

    OLD patterns...to me, these look like photo copies, definitely NOT original and not from the 30's!

    http://tulsa.craigslist.org/clt/3100940231.html

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    Too funny.

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    Shouldn't that be Lemoyne Star, not Lemon star? ;-)
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    Could find them in any good block collection book. Geez

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    some of the patterns are older than 30's and the ad does say from the 30's & up---i did not see anywhere where it said they were 'original' patterns- just that there are alot of quilting patterns- of quilts from the 30's & newer-
    i noticed a couple that are much older (based) than that- and as for the 'lemon star' there are places that do call it that- i have an old quilt pattern book (1970's) that has it listed as a lemon star....different regions have their own names for many old blocks- there are about a dozen different names for what some of us call the 'drunkards path'
    if you are looking for older- traditional quilt block patterns those would probably be worth looking through
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    if you are looking for older- traditional quilt block patterns those would probably be worth looking through
    But at the price of "1-4 patterns for $100"????
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    Well, I guess I stand corrected ;-)
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    Maybe they're printed on VERY NICE paper!
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    It is hard to tell what they are. They look like they are in envelops. There was a posting on Craigs List several months ago about a similar grouping. If they are original then in my opinion they are useful only to a quilt historian/collector. The same patterns are available in many many books. Im not sure a historian would pay the asking price. Over priced, Over priced.

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    The fonts on some of the envelopes appear quite modern. Some of the patterns could have originated in the 1930s yet not be original prints. It almost appears as if someone had belonged to a pattern club and received periodic mailings or some individual had a business selling traditional patterns. I remember when patterns were hard to find except for Mountain Mist and a quilter had to draft from examples in books like Marguerite Ickis or The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt. It was a wonderful day when Quilters' Newsletter was launched in black and green ink and then full color.

    The other possibility was that the original owner collected the patterns offered in newspapers and other periodicals.

    Perhaps the $100 is a typo.

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    Oh, I couldn't resist sending an inquiry. The subject line that comes up for the email says "500 patterns--$1000"! Must NOT be a typo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    But at the price of "1-4 patterns for $100"????
    I know 1000 some people are crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    But at the price of "1-4 patterns for $100"????
    I'm shocked too! I think most of them you could get on quilterscache.com for free.
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    I had a nice reply from the seller. In part it said:
    "Yes. These are originals. One pattern alone is going for 157.00 on ebay."

    I am amazed. I see original patterns on ebay for as much as $99.00 recently but haven't dug back too far. If the patterns are originals, they're a bargain. If you do an advanced search for quilt patterns, completed, you can see what's been selling.
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    Oh, for crying out loud! as my mom would say.
    They may have been copied and organized in the envelopes by someone who took the time to go through a whole lot of patterns-even those dating back to the 1930"s. Possibly this person's grandmothers patterns. And they might not have been.
    Price is ridiculous to me. Same ones possibly free online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaCsews2 View Post
    Oh, for crying out loud! as my mom would say.
    They may have been copied and organized in the envelopes by someone who took the time to go through a whole lot of patterns-even those dating back to the 1930"s. Possibly this person's grandmothers patterns. And they might not have been.
    Price is ridiculous to me. Same ones possibly free online.

    I had to laugh; I haven't heard anyone say "oh for crying out loud" in a long time!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    OLD patterns...to me, these look like photo copies, definitely NOT original and not from the 30's!

    http://tulsa.craigslist.org/clt/3100940231.html

    did I read right? She's asking $100 for 4 PATTERNS?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I had to laugh; I haven't heard anyone say "oh for crying out loud" in a long time!!!!!
    You've not been in my house. I say it quite often. Or should I say, way too often.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holice View Post
    It is hard to tell what they are. They look like they are in envelops. There was a posting on Craigs List several months ago about a similar grouping. If they are original then in my opinion they are useful only to a quilt historian/collector. The same patterns are available in many many books. Im not sure a historian would pay the asking price. Over priced, Over priced.

    They'd be over priced is they were 100 cents each.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grannieannie View Post
    they'd be over priced is they were 100 cents each.

    hahahahahahahaha :d
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    They may be really, really old before she sells them at those prices. LOL
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    In this economy anything to make a buck, I guess. Or I should say 100's of them. The things you see on Craig's list sometimes amaze me.
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    I'd be interested in knowing if she gets someone to pay that price for them. For Pete's Sake, it's totally ridiculous! Even if it were original paper from the 30's, it'd be so fragile, you couldn't handle it for the most part.
    Last edited by PatriceJ; 07-03-2012 at 01:35 AM.
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    i wonder what their appraised value would be if the were examined by a professional.
    for that price i would demand something in writing from a certified appraiser.

    i am wholly unqualified to share an opinion.
    i have never understood why people pay premium prices for old, used stuff.

    antique shmantique.
    that's just really old and used. LOL

    still, if it makes them happy ...
    as long as "they" don't ask me to pay for it i say "to each her own."

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    Craigslist motto -- "I can dream, can't I?"

    BTW, Lemoyne Star was sometimes called Lemon Star - I have seen that before.

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