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This vintage unopened LeeWards 37” Cardinal Bell Pull for Creative Stitchery still retains the original over wrap that sealed the package. In fact it still retains the original LeeWards stock ticket taped to the back and can be seen in my photographs above.
The box reads: LeeWards Creative Crafts Center
37” Cardinal Bell Pull for Creative Stitchery
One of our lovliest designs ...all ready to
embroider on beautiful Serrano fabric. We
include everything you'll need in this kit:
embroidery yarns, fabric with stamped-on-
pattern, brass hardware for top and bottom
and easy-to-follow instructions that guide
you every step of the way.
PKG OF 1 Art.No.35-40028
Distributed by LeeWards, Elgin, Illinois 60120
Pictured on one side of this information above is an enlarged detail of one beautiful cardinal sitting on a tall flowering plant. On the other is the full view of the bell pull that features three bright red birds in three different natural poses. (and no, I didn't misspell loveliest, this is as it is written on the box)
Condition of the box is not pristine, it was stacked with other unopened craft kits in my late mother-in- law's closet, so it has a few pressure marks on the sides and ends.(what some would call “shelf ware”) However the outer protective wrap is still completely intact. Also along the bottom edge we can see small flecks of the dark ink that was used to create the box label has flaked off and can be seen missing on the picture upon close inspection. There has been yellowing to the tape that holds the stock ticket to the back. Circa late 60's early 70's.
FYI: LeeWards Creative Crafts was founded in the 1940s in Elgin, Illinois and through the years became known for their quality of materials and innovated designs. They closed in September of 1994 selling the stores, and huge mail order business to “Michale's” which immediately ceased operations under that name.
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Vintage Unopened LeeWards Cardinal Bell Pull Craft Kit