Antique cloth dating
There are truly old dolls and modern reproduction folk art dolls made in tribute to the true old rag dolls and caricature styles.
I am going to share what I know about the dolls made by women for children, both black and white.
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Your fingers stroke the fabric along a garment’s back and neck, hoping to find a label or tag and your much-needed clue to its vintage authenticity.
Your search comes up empty, so you turn the garment inside out to look along the side or bottom seam.
Chemical companies like Du Pont released these marketing names to create incentive for consumers to buy a garment, labels included trade names like “Qiana Nylon” (versus just Nylon) or “Dacron Polyester” (versus just Polyester). 1959 and earlier for numbers listed 00101 to 04086 and post 1959 for numbers listed as 13670 or larger.
Nobody sells or deals with more antique sad or pressing irons than we do.
We handle collections of antique pressing irons numbering from in the thousands to single rare and desirable sad irons.
We are primarily interested in rare and unusual examples of antique pressing irons, and especially irons with unusual or patented feature.
These can be found on antique fluting irons, gas or liquid fuel irons, alcohol irons, revolving or reversible irons, combination irons w/ fluters, pre 1900 electric irons, and most any other type of unusual antique pressing irons.
While the color was called antimony or chrome orange in the nineteenth century, historians and collectors often call the color ‘cheddar’ today.