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Collecting Handkerchiefs

Collecting Handkerchiefs

Roseanna Mihalick

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Handkerchiefs are the perfect collectible: they are inexpensive, useful, decorative, fun, and easy to pack in a suitcase! Whether a souvenir of a memorable occasion or a memento from a loved one, this author shows that all are worth preserving. This book is absolutely charming. Organized by theme, hundreds of handkerchiefs are shown in over 300 color photographs representing over 30 states, major cities, popular tourist destinations, and many continents. Examples date from the 1940s to the early 1960s and include handkerchiefs by designers Billie Kompa, Tammis Keefe, Pat Prichard, Frederique, and others. Enjoy lovely floral prints, holiday motifs, the best quality fabrics, bright colors, intriguing designs, hand-rolled or neatly machine-stitched scalloped edges, fine lace trim, and original paper labels or tags. Up-to-date pricing and informative descriptions make this book ideal for any collector, dealer, or world traveler.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 315 | 144 pp
ISBN13: 9780764311314 | Binding: soft cover


Roseanna Mihalick, a former teacher, is a dealer/collector specializing in vintage linens and textiles. She lives in St. James, New York, on Long Island with her husband and four children.