1950s shawl collar curling sweater

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This vintage sweater was made in the 1950s for a curler.  It has crossed brooms and curling stones knit in and a Canadian made Lightning zipper.

Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 24″

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Dalhousie University leather hockey jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in Canada and was sold by the Maritime Campus Store of Halifax, Nova Scotia.  It has “Dalhousie University” on the back, a black and gold color scheme, a D patch on the front, with a Dalhousie crest and “science” patch. It has a black denim lining.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Sleeve (center of collar to cuff): 32-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 23-1/2″

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1940s Canadian sweater

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This was sold to me as being early 1930s, hand knit in British Columbia for a First Nations wedding.  With the style of Lightning zipper stopbox it has, I don’t think I quite buy that provenance, but I will say it is an early one for the zip front cardigan style that would come to be so iconic in Canadian culture, most likely dating from the late 1940s.

Chest (pit to pit): 16-1/2″ (doubled = 33″)

Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 18″
Length (base of collar to hem): 22″
 

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Bowling Sweater

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This vintage sweater was made in Canada in the 1950s and has a five pin bowling motif. The front closes with a small gauge Talon zipper.
 

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)

Shoulder to shoulder: 15″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 24-1/2″

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1940s Ballantyne shawl collar sweater

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This vintage shawl collar sweater was made in the 1940s in Stratford on Avon, Ontario, Canda from Ballantyne pure wool.  The style is basically unchanged from the shawl collar cardigans popular in the US in the 1920s. Canadians continued producing this style after the trend had passed in the United States, and these were very popular with Curlers.
Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29″

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1920s-1930s Carss Mackinaw

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This vintage coat was made in Ontario, Canada in the 1920s- mid 1930s by Carss Mackinaw. It is made from a distinctive plaid, with caped shoulders, four flapped, buttoned patch pockets, a belted back and a rolled collar. As was typical of work mackinaws of this early period, this one is unlined.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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North West Mounted Police Buffalo Fur Coat

This vintage coat was made in the 1890s-early 1900s from buffalo fur for the North West Mounted Police. The North West Mounted Police was founded in 1873 and existed until 1904, when it was succeeded by the Royal North West Mounted Police, then by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1920. This bears the NWMP buttons of the earliest iteration. The coat has a broad shawl collar and double breasted closure, with distinctive leather straps on the front. It has leather reinforcement to the lining at the underarms and by the collar, as well as riveted leather reinforcement at the vent.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 37″

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Alaska hand knit cowichan sweater

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This vintage sweater was made in the late 1960s-1970s. It is green with a polar bear and “Alaska” on the back. It does not have a zipper or buttons, though one could easily be added, and is fully lined, though the lining is not sewn down at the cuffs or hem.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Cuff to center of collar: 30″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 29-1/2″

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1920s Devine’s Hudson’s Bay Company Point blanket mackinaw coat

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This vintage coat was made in the 1920s from Hudson’s Bay Company Point blankets for Devine’s of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. It is an early style, double breasted, with D-pocket stitched handwarmers and round flapped patch pockets. This particular round pocketed variant of blanket coat was favored by western star, Tom Mix, around this time frame. As is typical of mackinaws of this era, this one is unlined. The coat has decorative stitching at the exposed edge, a holdover from capote styling. It originally had a belt, which would have likely had a button closure, but as is typical, it is no longer with the coat. The blanket is of the pre-war English manufactured type, with a deeper nap than later blankets, and a thick “point”, which is placed on the inside of the coat. It bears the style Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket label which ceased being used in the late 1920s, and a typically 1920s black and yellow manufacturers tag, which reads, “Made Expressly for Devine’s, Soo Canada”.

Chest (pit to pit): 25″ (doubled = 50″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 37″

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