School Girl Needlework. Samplers dating from the 17th, 18th, and 19th Century have been my focus and area of interest. Early 17th century samplers are rare. You will find American, European and Canadian samplers in my collection. I am interested in buying as well as selling samplers. Please contact me if you have a Canadian sampler for sale. We research the history of the maker if the Town or City and State or Province has been worked into the sampler along with the name and age of the maker. Samplers are a fascinating collectible of Historical Textile Art.