Old Needlepoint Bell Pull with Fancy Hardware

1980 Reunion 007One of the reasons I love going to flea markets and antique stores, is the fact some dealers have no clue what they price some things. When I was in Tontitown I found a needlepoint bell pull. I have several, but when you find a big one with fancy big hardware it’s hard for me to pass up.  A dealer had it marked $20. People don’t  take in consideration the amount of the hours it took someone to make. I looked at it and thought to myself originally the needlepoint plain canvas probably was between $50 and $75. The wool yarn to finish it was between $35 and $50. The fancy hardware was probably $100. They you have to block it and get velvet for the back and put it together. They were very expensive to make back when. So, I bought it for the pretty hardware. I’ll do something with the rest of it. I think it is well worth the $20.NP 11980 Reunion 0101980 Reunion 007

About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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