however, do keep checking, click here for the link. Here is the announcement in full: Sotheby’s New York announces that it will offer schoolgirl embroidery from the collection of Betty Ring in a dedicated sale on 22 January 2012. Mrs. Ring is the foremost scholar and collector of American schoolgirl embroidery – superb needlework samplers, elegant pictorial embroideries and mourning pictures made in the earliest American cities and towns by the daughters of the prosperous ‘entrepreneurial’ elite. Important American Schoolgirl Embroideries: The Landmark Collection of Betty Ring consists of a comprehensive group of approximately 175 examples, assembled by Mrs. Ring starting in the 1960s, with pieces from all regions, periods and forms. The sale will be on exhibition in Sotheby’s York Avenue galleries during Americana Week in New York, beginning 14 January. The sale includes a rare and important needlework sampler by Mary Antrim dated 1807 (above), and belongs to an important, recently recognized group made by girls of Burlington County, New York (est. $80/120,000*); a rare and important needlework sampler by Matilda Filbert in Wolmesdorf, Pennsylvania dated 1830, and its composition is a naïve interpretation of an Edward Savage drawing (est. $50/75,000); a rare and important needlework sampler by Nabby Dexter dated 1785, and is the earliest-known example of the most enduring style from Mary Balch’s school (est. $30/40,000).