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HAT ADORNMENTS: ribbons, bows, pins, pugs, leather, etc.

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I should have checked in. Searching for "GAR Hat Pin" kicked up a slew of the "wreath" pins, but not anything like this. Dammit.

I'm just going to pretend the "other guy" bid $500 ...
Most of those wreath pins are repos. From ~1900 to WWI really, was the time of lots of Civil War encampments & reunions, & the time of the Daughters of the GAR, & the UDC. Any encampment artifacts start at $500. There is a smaller GAR eagle on an encampment ribbon. If the ribbon is original & still attached they can bring $750.
 
No website — here is her contact info:

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I saw Lyn at a craft show recently and she had this leather-backed band that came home with me. She didn't have any ties on it, so this shoelace and a rock are doing the job until I can get a leather strip.

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Stetson Mission Sunday School pin. Probably from early in the last century based on the style, but who knows?

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Based on the size it was most likely a lapel pin.

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Made by Whitehead & Hoag of Newark, New Jersey. Incorporated in 1892. Sold in 1959 and closed in 1965.

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Seemed appropriate to put in on my 1930s Stetson Special Homburg. The pin is just slipped behind the ribbon and is a tight fit. No visible holes anyway.

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More details on the Sunday School itself here:

https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/stetson-stuff.35338/page-32#post-3021000
 

shopkin

Familiar Face
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It's beautiful. Look at those tiny feathers. Figure 1.5 hand stitches for each feather. It would be just as expensive if it were new.

I'd want some documentation to verify the age. If it were not continuously kept in museum condidtions, it would be completely rotten by now.
 
I picked up this too small hat for $22 as the hat band looked like it might be “something”.

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It was! A sandcast silver with turquoise that, based on the tagged price, has some age on it. Something with 15 (1” x 1/2”) conchos would probably run about $700+ new.

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I will need to loosen and adjust the conchos to fit my hat size. The belt is long enough.

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I picked up this too small hat for $22 as the hat band looked like it might be “something”.

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It was! A sandcast silver with turquoise that, based on the tagged price, has some age on it. Something with 15 (1” x 1/2”) conchos would probably run about $700+ new.

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I will need to loosen and adjust the conchos to fit my hat size. The belt is long enough.

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I remember back in 2018 looking at Zuni hat bands with silver conchos. Loved them, wanted one but could not justify the many hundreds of dollars they were asking.... What a great score.
 

mojoboy31

New in Town
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Found this nice copper Hunting Horn/Infantry Horn hat pin in the wild. I soon found a home on this Northwest Hatters fedora.... Construction appears to be late 19th century to Edwardian. I could definitely see this on a veterans hat.
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Wow, I really like that! Very cool!
I picked up a Montana Silversmith Hat Pick at Buckaroo Hatters this past Friday.
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That's snazzy! Hat pick, eh? I might have to look into those.

Anyone ever put a playing card in their ribbons?
 

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