I've been working my way through a stack of leaflets the last couple of days. Near the end, I came across two individual leaflet patterns with the same number. Now, I've found this a frequent occurrence with the Design Mail Order patterns, but nowhere else.
The case at hand are leaflets from Lily Mills. Leaflets are numbered D-11.
Rock Rose Ruffled Doily is my guess the older of the two. I'm placing late 1940's, or perhaps early 1950's, based on the paper quality. It's a lovely ruffled doily, with a repeating rose central motif.
This is followed by:
Pineapple Centerpiece, estimated as early 1960's. It's a large, 18 inch diameter, beauty with tall proud ruffles. It also bears the 'Design of the Season' logo, leading me to believe that Lily has a series of leaflets in the series. I do not, however, have any others .... I'll have to keep a watch.
So, these leave me to ponder. Was this just a random mistake, an oversight? Or, will I start seeing pattern number repeats as is done in the Mail Order patterns. Of course, I don't. know.
Thanks for dropping by for my random musings.