This is a pattern published by Coats Sewing Group and printed by David J. Clark Ltd, Glasgow. It is for a Queen Anne lace motif and used to make a selection of items.
A small mat made from 16 motifs
A tray mat made from 24 motifs
A cheval set from 36 motifs and finally
A chesterfield set from 52 motifs.
It gives alternative methods of joining the motifs together and fillings between each motif. It even tells you how to wash and dry the finished article. Not bad for an original price of 6d.
J & P coats go back along way, they invented a way of twisting cotton threads together to substitute silk threads which were unavailable due to Frances blockade of Great Britain. The firm expanded internationally particularly in the USA.
Who would have thought that a crochet pattern would provide so much historical information and yet be worthless in monetary value. I bought it in a charity shop for 30p.