Very old one, with buttoned belt. The company had a plant at 352 Silbey Street, St. Detail from mural installed in the Winnipeg Hudson's Bay Company store depicting aboriginals, Métis and settlers wearing blankets and engaged in trade. The four stripe colors are vibrant - red, yellow, blue and green. To this day, clothing manufactures are still making coats and jackets from, and inspired by, these awesome blankets. The business was housed in an historic building that was in the process of being restored as an art gallery sadly it was destroyed completely in a fire on June 29, 2014. I recall it being very heavy as I cuddled under it when the power went out in New Jersey snowstorms.
I enjoyed catching up with everything going on with your house. The stripe colors were chosen simply because they were easily produced at the time with colorfast dyes. 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. They also called it the Summit. While they can seem a bit flashy by modern menswear standards, these coats came from a rugged outdoor tradition. The coat is unlined, which is more typical of pre-war patterns.
Except Free Local Pickup and Seller Managed Local Delivery — see below. From the research I have done, I believe it dates between 1950's to 1970's. Point blanket coats remained popular in Canada, first as utilitarian garments, later as fashion. Points ranged from 1 to 6, increasing by halves depending upon the size and weight of the blanket. I do hope to have the credit where its due, but if you do not wish to link, you may remove the image. Based on material, location and size. Items are typically delivered within 2 weeks of the purchase date.
These blankets date back to the 1700's when they were traded for beaver pelts by the English, French and Canadians. The standard measurements for a pair of 1 point blankets was: 2 ft. I'd like to get a reasonable price for it but I don't want to overprice it either. A full point measured 4 — 5. Without the points, how could anyone possibly know how many beaver pelts they are worth? Please credit the image at the top of the couple in the boat as coming from with link Rowell Photography at or 2. I like the way the Maine Guide coats use the pattern of the blanket to accentuate the details of their coats.
If a return is requested, please email with the order number and reason for return. These early blankets are also easily discernible from more modern ones by their heavier weight and deeper nap. Very dirty, washed in cold water, hung to dry. The point system was invented by French weavers in the mid-18th century as a means of indicating the finished overall size. 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. Have wanted 1 for many years, recently found in local thrift store.
I took it for its memory value. I'm that way with some fabrics, too, which is silly considering that's what one is supposed to do with it. Once shipping or pickup has been initiated, the cancellation will be considered a return. Thank you for your help. You both have done a beautiful job. Current and recent offerings: Whether vintage or modern, find your inner Canuck and give a blanket coat a chance. I'm also wondering if anyone can help me figure out the age.
Many thank you Blessings for info. Even Jamie has a toggle sweater from that he wore to meet the a few months ago. As is typical for these early cuts, the coat is unlined. On a queen sized bed! Glad that you and your blanket found each other. 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.
Hi - I am trying to determine the age and value of this blanket. Another unique feature to Maine Guide is the bottom hem, which uses the edge of the blanket, instead of having a bottom seam. These coats were most popular in red and black stripe, and in multi-stripe green red, yellow and indigo stripes on a white background. All sales final 48 hours after receiving your purchase. Turned out beautiful creamy color.
Baron Woolen Mills was in business from 1869 to 1988. Points were identified by the indigo lines woven into the side of each blanket. The blanket is woven 50% bigger that the final finished size. The material used in their current production blanket coats is made by Pendleton Woolen Mills. They are not stained, and the corners are crisp. Many of these also made their way into the production of coats and jackets.