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OneFootInTheGrave

OneFootInTheGrave Report 17 Feb 2013 11:49

Might be a good idea to get rid of any old dresses, shawls, and jewelery quick as Nick Clegg has his eye on them, what will be next I wonder :-|

Jewellery, paintings and other heirlooms could be taxed under radical new plans to hit the rich drawn up by the Liberal Democrats, and households could be fined if they refuse to allow tax inspectors into their homes to value items :-(

ZZzzz

ZZzzz Report 16 Feb 2013 16:05

Apparently the kind of dress that mine is doesn't so they wouldn't buy it, guess I'll keep it for another 10 years then maybe it will be vintage. ;-)

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 16 Feb 2013 10:13

many thanks for the advice - much appreciated

Ann XXX

OneFootInTheGrave

OneFootInTheGrave Report 16 Feb 2013 07:54

AnnCardiff

Avoid E-Bay if you are thinking of selling as some old Paisley Shawls are worth quite a bit of money, why don't you send a photo to Paisley Museum, they have the largest collection in the world:-

Paisley Museum and Art Galleries
High Street
Paisley
Renfrewshire
PA1 2BA
Tel: 0141 889 3151
Email: ram.els@renfrewshire.gov.uk

Or take it to "Flog It" the next time they are doing a show in your area

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 16 Feb 2013 03:07

http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/lifestyle/fashion/a_fashion_trend_that_started_in_norwich_1_1381762

Lots of interesting info on Paisley shawls here Ann, but not where to sell them
However, it might help you learn more about yours. A friend of mine had an old one too and it was borrowed by the Castle Museum here for a talk on shawls. I expect her daughter has it now unless she sold it when she cleared her Mum's house.

Lizx

Bobtanian

Bobtanian Report 16 Feb 2013 00:30

swap you a brother, for a sister!

LollyWithSprinklez

LollyWithSprinklez Report 15 Feb 2013 23:28

Whats the going rate for brothers, I always wanted one :-D

ZZzzz

ZZzzz Report 15 Feb 2013 23:01

That is looking good Wend, I know my MIL sold a very vintage pram to a film studio some years ago, I wil let my Brother know about it though, he doesn't throw anything away and is in his 60s now , I may even got a good price for him LOL LOL.

Wend

Wend Report 15 Feb 2013 22:45

Here's a good website AnnC - can't see Paisley scarves, but you never know. Just don't mention your unmentionables ;-)

http://cashforclothing.com/

ZZzzz

ZZzzz Report 15 Feb 2013 22:30

Yes there is a uni near me, there is also a shop in a town near me which I just happen to be going to tomorrow,neither of which I would have found without your help, thanks all.
AnnCardiff there are film studios that buy vintage items, alas I don't know how you would go about that either. That would keep Wend quiet for a while if she saw it in a costume drama. ;-)

Wend

Wend Report 15 Feb 2013 22:22

AnnC - that's not just vintage, that's antique :-0 :-0 :-0

Put it on E-bay pdq :-D

Amanda,

Amanda, Report 15 Feb 2013 22:11

If it something that students would buy for their Summer Ball I am sure a lot of them would be interested.

Is there is a Uni near you?

Kind regards
Amanda

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 15 Feb 2013 22:08

I'll have you know Wend that paisley shawls are much sought after - just don't know where :-D :-D

mine is about 100 years old

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 15 Feb 2013 21:35

The local shops that sell good quality clothing on commission in our area are under Dress Agencies in Yellow Pages. Bear in mind they usually take 50%.

Kath. x

terryj

terryj Report 15 Feb 2013 21:29

oops didn't see sell thought you was after one

i'll go and have a lie down

Wend

Wend Report 15 Feb 2013 21:28

Why not try googling 'Nearly New Clothes' for your area.

. . . or, in AnnC's case, 'Bleddy Past-it Clothes' ;-) :-D

terryj

terryj Report 15 Feb 2013 21:23

did a search for pashminna and john lewis and debenhams come up
don't know if its the time of thing you can use

Paula+

Paula+ Report 15 Feb 2013 21:21

ZZzzz You could try ebay

vera2010

vera2010 Report 15 Feb 2013 21:19

Nearly New or if they are old and a good label Vintage shops
Or according to Google - Dress Agencies
Vera

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 15 Feb 2013 21:15

and I have a very old paisley shawl to flog