Dating antique prints
When they described a small sized log cabin quilt as a child’s or doll quilt I knew they were rare, so I bid and I bid till I won.
It was the most I had ever paid for something so small.
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Kwik Tip research guides give you a convenient and fact-filled tool to help you determine dates for your 19th century photographs pictures.
I got there early and looked through their quilts as one is supposed to do, but I was rather new to quilt dating.
It was crowded with people and I wasn’t able to get though very many stacks before the auction began. I believed every word the auctioneer said, big mistake.
Hold them up to a strong light and look for a watermark in the paper, the kind you find in quality stationary. Studying the reference books and viewing exhibits is invaluable, but as well. There are many different types of 19th century (or earlier) antique prints.Many antique quilt collectors think of themselves as caretakers of historical documents, made at the hands of the needlework sisterhood before them.