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Posted 3 years ago

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kyratango
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Decades of collecting... Only a part of them...

I love displaying them in bunch, pinned in soft clay in decorative pieces.

Very miscellaneous, silver, mother of pearl, marcassites, enamel, coral, agate, gold, diamonds.

For me, the most unusual is the red butterfly, Viennese cold painted bronze!

If you want individual pics of some, just ask!

HAT PINS FOREVER :-)

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  1. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 3 years ago
    Hi Kryatango. They look great displayed like that! Far more interesting than a bunch of flowers. The butterfly looks so real! amazing
  2. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Yes, and they last more longer ! Thank you Fran for your nice comment :-)

    Thanks Vetraio, Racer, Jewels1900, Mikelv and Melanie too for your loves!
  3. Bluboi Bluboi, 3 years ago
    What a wonderful bouquet! Kyra, do you buy anything that catches your eye or do you look for specific types, periods, etc.?
  4. Lambda55, 3 years ago
    Very attractive ! It's nice to look at ! But i wish it would hold still !!
    Jk:.:! First pic. Is the nicest ! Keep it there ! I'd not be surprised if u told me ur a gemini !like me !! But it's good to experiment •!.~,
  5. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
    Great collection and pictures! I love these all, especially the butterfly. Are the orange ones coral? I imagine women picking them out for their special hat. What does it mean that mine have blued metal pins? Can you post the rest of your collection for us? Thanks!
  6. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 3 years ago
    Such a grand arrangement and artistically done.....Beautiful!
  7. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    @ Bluboi, nearly all of them were bought before Internet era, in this times I haunted Paris flea markets, had always a cork in my pocket :-)

    I bought anything gold or silver, if not expensive. I'm rather a hoarder, as I don't classify them.

    Hat pins, due to their lenght were often put together in one box, mixed junk or precious!!! I had some incredible finds because of that :-)

    Of course, the jadeite one (Ebay) wasn't cheap, but quite affordable though ;-)

    @Lambda : Thanks :-) They giggle a lot!
    No, not Gemini, Pisces!
  8. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Thank you Nutsabotas for your highly appreciated compliment :-)

    Thanks Valentino and Ho2cultcha for your lovely visit ;-))
  9. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Oh, sorry Val, missed your comment... Yep, coral, they are old re-use of antique earrings drops (perhaps from a lonely or broken one!).
    The blued metal on yours could be only for decorative purpose to contrast with the yellowish heads. I don't think it is to prevent from rusting as I saw blue steel badly rusted!
    For the rest of pin collection, I will post it soon. Thanks for asking :-)
  10. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    New pics !
  11. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
    What I love most about your collection, is your presentation! You display them beautifully!!
  12. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Rick, thank you so much for appreciate it, and your wonderful compliment!

    A collection is alive when you can enjoy it at any moment, my bouquets are always in sight :-)
  13. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Sklo, Walksoftly, CW Staff, Toracat, Toni and Trey, MERCI!!!
  14. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
    You're welcome Kyra. I just cannot enjoy my collections unless I can see them. To have piece on top of piece just to have it, doesn't do it for me. I need to be able look over to see appreciate each and every one.
  15. Hatpinholly, 3 years ago
    read your post on the hatpin collectors message board and used the links you provided to come see your photos. You have some really nice hatpins and I like the way you have displayed them as well. I love your bright blue enameled hatpins and the light blue sphere. Is that enamel work as well? The butterfly is stunning!

    Holly
  16. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Hi Holly! Yes the sphere is guilloche enamel on sterling with a half pearls ring around.
    The bright blue are hinged, guilloche on gilded silver.
    thank you for your visit and kind comment :-)

  17. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Hat pins as weapons, men are terrorized!
    Read there:
    http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/hatpin-peril-terrorized-men-who-couldnt-handle-20th-century-woman-180951219/?no-ist
  18. davyd286, 3 years ago
    Do I see a Charles Horner in there?
  19. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Yep David, you have an eagle's eye, there is a C.Horner amethyst thistle!

    thank you to the 21 lovely lovers :-)
  20. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 3 years ago
    I like the fact you don't have water it ...very nice
  21. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
    Hehe, Roycroft, me too :-D
    thank you and Toni too to join the lovers!
  22. seiders.judi, 2 years ago
    Just Beautiful
  23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
    Kyra, this is one of the most impressive hat pin collections I've ever seen!! I have several (they go well with my hat trunk collection), but nothing in comparison to this. Very nice!!!
  24. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 2 years ago
    I had no idea hat pins were so cool, they look wonderful displayed this way! Thanks for sharing them.
  25. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
    Judi, thank you for your visit and beautiful comment :-D
    Jscott, I was very interested by your post about the cushion in your hat trunk! Having yourself hat pins you can use them in display :-) Thank you for your highly appreciated comment !
    Courtenay, many thanks for your nice comment !
  26. Hatpins4me, 2 years ago
    "Blued metal pinstems" are pinstems that have been "japanned". These are pinstems that have been dipped in a by-product of coal tmines darken the steel. Usually the japanned pinstems are found on black mourning hatpins. Many of the carded sets of shoe-button hatpins come with the japanned pinstems. If they are found on colored or bright metal hatpins, the pinstem is likely a replacement.
  27. mareredware mareredware, 1 year ago
    Just fabulous!!
  28. pops52 pops52, 1 year ago
    Fantastic collection! My favorite is the skull, "Memento Mori".
  29. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
    What an eagle's eye you have, Pops!
    Hélas it is a modern carved bone skull I adapted to a spare stem :-)
    Thank you Mareredware too for your kind comment!
  30. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
    Oooh, thank you Anna and Ho2cultcha for joining the 38 former lovers!

    Again, thank you all for your lovely visits :-)
  31. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 1 year ago
    They really are beautiful when showed in an extensive collection such as the photos show us !
  32. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
    Thank you so much Phil for enjoying my collection, leaving your nice comment and clicking the love!

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