Thursday, 17 June 2010

auction action

Well, not so much action as just one little peep of love. I'm always on the lookout for Victorian and Edwardian silver animal pincushions. Call me weird, kitschy or whatever, I think they are really sweet. They are very collectible and therefore can be worth a lot of money (click the link to see some really nice and pricey examples!).

This little piggy-wig turned up in the Willingham catalogue, with a guide price of £60-100. Made in 1902/3 by Levi & Salaman in Birmingham, it's a big one at 11cm long. I get the feeling it won't sell for £60.

Does anyone know of a modern equivalent of these? Something cute and well-made to stick pins into?!

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