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Wanted to share one of my machines with you. It is an 1890 Singer VS3/28 "White Rock Roses & Ferns" Hand Crank w/bentwood cover, raised sides. I bought it in 2016 at an estate sale. I have only seen this set of decals twice. Once on Needlebar and once on a CL ad for a sewing machine in Seattle, several years ago. Have any of you seen this decal set?

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I have not seen before, but a gorgeous looking machine.
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Now that I have I want one.  One of Singer's prettier patterns IMO.  Nice machine!
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That is unique!  Very nice.
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They did seem to put nice decals on the VS3.
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Haven't seen that one.....nor have I seen the Owl decal set, but would surely like to!  I'd also like to see an Indian Star.  And the fabled Gold machine.....at a yard sale...cheap, lol!


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What is this fabled Gold machine of which you posted?
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I have only seen one on needle bar and one for sale locally, that i was too late offing to buy. They are in spectacular condition on your machine. I would love to see a couple, the owl, and the queen victoria decal.

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Are there images of these decal sets anywhere?
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http://ismacs.net/singer_sewing_machine_company/decals/domestic-decals.html

be careful... that site is addicting..and may lead to purchase envy/need

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Steve, ISMACS doesn't have this set of decals, just similar. I have recently found the regular/common rose decal sets different as well. The 1884- 1891 floral decorations are my favorite ones!!! VERY addicting lol I have pictures of 1886 rose decals machines of same colors in two differing arrangements, just waiting for approval to use picture of the other with copyright data included.

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Neat.  They don't have my VS3 decals either.  I've wondered what they're called.

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If we still had Needlebar Picture Forum, we might be able to find those decals, also.
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http://needlebar.org/nbwiki/index.php/Singer_Machine_Decoration


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Hey, look at that.  Mine are called "Tapestry".  Thanks!

http://needlebar.org/nbwiki/index.php/Singer_Machine_Decoration#NB_.239e_Tapestry

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Those decals would not have been found on needlebar picture forum, they truly are a different variant. I think Paul's decal set was though, can't remember the nickname or NB#. I do think ISMACS and needlebar know of other variants and have expressed that online and in discussions. There is a theory that some may be broken decal sets pieced together in slightly different floral arrangements. Not enough examples to be conclusive however as the sets themselves are rare or somewhat rare. I will put some picture examples up today or tomorrow. Also overlooked are singer stands and slight differences there online. Edit, steve put list Paul's is tapestry.

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Actually, the "White Rock Rose" decals are there, just a couple of entries above mine.

http://needlebar.org/nbwiki/index.php/Singer_Machine_Decoration#NB_.239c_Painted_Rose_Variant_.28White_Rock_Rose.29.2C_Ferns

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They are slightly different. The variances in the floral ones mostly look the same until you start looking closer. This one is the decals on the part near the face plate front side has the smaller flower left, the other right.  Small i know, but they are different in small ways. Here is a 1886 rose decaled that i have https://www.flickr.com/photos/132113927@N03/18712676121/ and compare with any of the ones listed. Mine the difference is the small group of flowers under the winder. All the little differences are what makes these machine so interesting for me. The possibilities of varying machines in the 1880-1891 era is vast.

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John. Here is a picture of my 1889 VS2 "Red Roses and Cream Roses, Daisies, and Forget-me-knots. Regrettably, I had to refinish the cabinet. Someone painted everything black, including hardware.

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Here is my 1889 VS2
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What is this fabled Gold machine of which you posted?


NB (Needlebar) #13C  Gold Ottoman Carnation!  

They show a picture of a lovely all-over bright gold machine - Though I don't know of anyone who's ever actually seen one in person.....anyone???

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Hilltop, i have one here https://www.flickr.com/photos/132113927@N03/27106100645/ . These gold ones were from 1885 and are from the Cape Colony exhibition. When Singer was still giving info over the phone, they had told me it was from Port Elizabeth and not Elizabethport and was printed with the capitals as such too. There are 3 so far i have found from this 1885 exhibition so far.

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