Friday 22 July 2011

Sale of Betty Ring Samplers at Sotheby's New York * 22/23 January 2012

Nancy Druckman, Senior Vice President, Head, American Folk Art Department at Sotheby's, New York writes: The sale of the Betty Ring Collection of American schoolgirl embroideries will take place during the sale of Important Americana – scheduled for January 22 and 23, 2012. At this moment, we have not confirmed if the sale will take place on Saturday, January 22 or Sunday, January 23. The exhibition for the sale will open to the public on January 14 and run through January 19. The printed, single owner catalogue will be available sometime after Christmas, with the online catalogue available soon thereafter.


  1. a sad time in sampler and needlepoint history. it is sad to think this incredible collection may be lost from public view. thankfully we have her incredible books to treasure.

  2. It is very sad to see a thoughtfully assembled collection, brought together over the years with all the inter-related associations between the items, dispersed and scattered. It feels almost like someone is scattering Betty... though I know Betty has many facets of which her sampler passion is just one.