The stripe colors were chosen simply because they were easily produced at the time with colorfast dyes. The list went on, each with their own variation on the basic striped scheme. Please contact to let us know you did not accept the item and would like to initiate a return. The point system was invented by French weavers in the mid-18th century as a means of indicating the finished overall size. In the early 1930s, Maine Guide produced a model with a double breasted chest and a zippered bottom.
These are the traditional colors introduced in the 18th century and referred to as Queen Anne's colors since they became popular during her reign 1702-1714. The number of points represented the overall finished size of the blanket. While they can seem a bit flashy by modern menswear standards, these coats came from a rugged outdoor tradition. Glad that you and your blanket found each other. Another unique feature to Maine Guide is the bottom hem, which uses the edge of the blanket, instead of having a bottom seam. . If you decide to cancel the order at pick up, you or your agent must reject the item at the time of pickup or delivery from the seller.
Remember when we the previous owner left in the garage with military blankets? The purpose of this site is to answer the most common questions I receive and help direct interested readers to other sites and sources of information. Since 2000 I have been a consultant to the Hudson's Bay Company building a collection of examples of all of their blankets and conducting seminars at their various stores and in museums examining antique point blankets for their curious owners. It has a full yellow lining. I know, I had to read that twice too Not just pelts, the blankets were also traded for buffalo robes, pemmican, moccasins, and other trade goods. Over time, I decided it is such a nice blanket, I can't bring myself to cut it up.
I have no idea how old it is but it predates any photo on your website. Same style blanket as the Buckskein, but reversed orientation 1950s Buck skein: Duffle coat style. Even Jamie has a toggle sweater from that he wore to meet the a few months ago. These coats were most popular in red and black stripe, and in multi-stripe green red, yellow and indigo stripes on a white background. This coat is double breasted and belted, and has stylish peak lapels and a rounded collar which I have only seen on blanket coats made by Maine Guide. Thank you for your help.
It makes sense, as the company had a lot of experience with blanket coats. Current and recent offerings: Whether vintage or modern, find your inner Canuck and give a blanket coat a chance. They put the symbol on all of their better blankets even the pastel colored ones. It is made in an early style mackinaw cut, double breasted with cargo pockets but no handwarmers , and with even button spacing all the way to the top, similar to early peacoats. I am an absolute fanatic for mid-century teak furniture with cushions upholstered in these old striped blankets. Have a safe and happy holiday season! The blanket wool is thick and has a long nap, which is also more typical of earlier production blankets than those found on coats dating from the 1950s-present, after manufacturing was switched from England to Canada. I'd like to get a reasonable price for it but I don't want to overprice it either.
It is a 2 point cream color with the black, yellow, red and green stripes on both ends. I should add that these blankets have been stored in the box and never used, on a shelf in my parents closet for as long as I can remember. I have had some great finds…. The coat is unlined, which is more typical of pre-war patterns. Hi - I am trying to determine the age and value of this blanket. For Made-to-Order items, refer to the product description for lead times and delivery window specific to your item.
The lady who bought it was making coats out of them. The material used in their current production blanket coats is made by Pendleton Woolen Mills. Point Blankets Harold Tichenor Welcome to the site exclusively dedicated to point blankets. Although the cream with the green, red, yellow and blue stripe are the most recognizable, the dark red and black stripe was pretty common too. The real joke is that our Scottish relatives will receive the beautiful 100% wool scarves with the iconic stripes that were, in fact, woven in woollen mills just a few kilometres from where they live in Scotland! Please credit the image at the top of the couple in the boat as coming from with link Rowell Photography at or 2. These are rare o find in the brown color scheme, with the red and black being most common, followed by the multi-stripe.
They were used to determine the size of each blanket while it is still folded. Native Americans prized the blankets because of their ability to hold heat even when wet. They have always reminded me of a cheerful roll of Life Savers candy. Maine Guide went the extra step to take full advantage of everything the iconic Canadian fabric had to offer. Baron Woolen Mills was in business from 1869 to 1988. They enjoyed prosperity during the 1910s, riding the Mackinaw boom of 1915. The classic 20th century point blanket coat is a double breasted, belted mackinaw style, though the fabric has been tailored into everything from a to a pullover hoodie.
Points were identified by the indigo lines woven into the side of each blanket. Once shipping or pickup has been initiated, the cancellation will be considered a return. All sales final 48 hours after receiving your purchase. Please notify us within 24 hours of purchase if you would like to cancel an order, as prompt cancellation will reduce the likelihood that you will incur return shipping charges. Some manufacturers of point blanket coats merely tailored their standard mackinaw pattern in a different material.
The beaver pelts were shipped to Europe to meet the demand for beaver fur top hats. Reproduced with permission of Hudson's Bay Company Author: Harold Tichenor Website design: David van Vliet. The coat is, as was typical of mackinaws of this period, unlined. These pieces were all available from in Brooklyn. The points are located on the side seam and the black portion of the blanket has been used for contrast on the belt loops. Oh well, it is in the guest room, at least until I can get another blanket. Points ranged from 1 to 6, increasing by halves depending upon the size and weight of the blanket.