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Treasure 8/15/17


08/23/17



 Dear Donna, 


I found this item in a thrift shop and wondered what it could be. I have shown it to many people and not one could even make a guess of what it could be. I always like strange things and they make great conversation pieces. I hope you can figure out what it is. Everyone keeps asking if I have found out what it is, and it is driving me crazy!
  
Carol from Litchfield
 
Dear Carol,
 
OK, you got me as well. After receiving your letter a few weeks ago I have been trying to find it in every area: sewing, surgical, weaving, manufacturing (like factory use) and many other places but not finding it. I have asked several people and they know nothing informative.
I love items like yours; the hunt is the fun part. I’m  posting this in my column to see if anyone has an idea of what it might be used for. Could it be for removing appliqué? I’m not sure, but I am sure that it is stainless steel so it could be for surgical use. I also don’t think it is an antique judging by the form and material. 
The value on some things really doesn’t matter. It’s priceless just to find out what it is! Anyone out there that can help, please let me know. 
Donna Welch has spent more than 20 years in the antiques and collectibles field and owns From Out Of The Woods Antique Center in Goffstown (fromoutofthewoodsantiques.com). She is an antiques appraiser and instructor. To find out about your antique or collectible, send a clear photo of the object and information about it to Donna Welch, From Out Of The Woods Antique Center, 465 Mast Road, Goffstown, N.H., 03045. Or email her at footwdw@aol.com. Or drop by the shop (call first, 624-8668). 





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