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    Posted 5 years ago

    jscott0363
    (520 items)

    Hello fellow collectors!!

    I recently acquired this lovely leather collar box for my collection. As you can see, it's made entirely of leather and has many solid brass studs. This one has some nice tooling in the top and the original owner's initials "M.K." embossed into the leather.

    I was told that this is from the 1870 period, but I'm still not truly convinced of that. The leather is still very supple and in extremely nice condition. The collar box measures 8" in diameter and 4" tall. No restoration needed on this one. Just a couple of applications of mink oil and a good buffing and that was it.

    This one has some lettering one the inside, but I'm unable to make any of the letters out.

    I have several collar boxes in my collection, but this is the first one of this style to join my collection.

    Thanks for stopping in to have a look!!

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. pops52 pops52, 5 years ago
      This is really something Scott! Everything was so grand back in the day!
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks Pops!!
      Yes, everything was on a very grand scale back then. But, I will say that I'm truly glad they started making shirts with the collars sewn on:)
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciations and for stopping by

      btrue

      Thomas

      and

      Pops

      I do appreciate you all!!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks Thomas!!
      The brass is quite a nice touch.
    5. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Hi Scott, this is really different isn't it!! Very nice.....do you have any collars to display in it?
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Judy,
      Thanks very much! I have now added some of my collars to the display. I actually have quite a few collars, some are still brand new from the early 1900's and some are used. Thanks for the lovely comment, the love and for stopping by. Always appreciated!!!
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks very much for the appreciations and for stopping by

      BB2

      Roy

      Judy

      ho2cultcha

      and

      Mike

      All very much appreciated!!!
    8. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 5 years ago
      thanks for sharing this, first time I see one.
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      kivatinitz,
      Glad you like it. Back in the 19th and early 20th centuries, men's shirt collars and cuffs were a separate item from their shirts and so they kept their shirt collars in this type of box and traveled with them in boxes such as these. When shirts were introduced with collars and cuffs already sewn on, detached shirt collars and boxes were no longer needed.
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the loves and for stopping by

      Rob

      Kyra

      kivatinitz

      SEAN

      and

      aura

      all very much appreciated!!
    11. Recordmantime, 5 years ago
      never knew there was such a thing ....smiling very nice Scott
    12. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Love this new aquisition. Very unusual to find or see mens antique clothing such as this and the box is a gem also.
    13. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      https://udhist867.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/img_2350.jpg

      Both of these collar advertisements are from the 1870's
      https://udhist867.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/2-1.jpg?w=225&h=733

      It is a wonderful item and find.

    14. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/33/cd/94/33cd943733856e064aaf77a2970e12bd.jpg

      These images are from the 1860s

      https://udhist867.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/3-8.jpg
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Recordmantime,
      Yep, way back when, shirt collars and cuffs were an accessory to men's shirts. One of the reasons was they only laundered the shirts and stored the collars and cuffs separately. The collars you see in the picture were intended to be worn only a few time and them disposed of. I have a whole package of new shirt collars from the 1800's. We all learn something new everyday!!
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks Phil!!
      Yes, these are new old stock from the 1800's. I have an entire package of new collars from back then. I found them several years ago at an estate sale.
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Drill,
      What awesome information you've got for me!! These links are great information to add to my history folder on collars. Thanks very very much for the wealth of information! I do truly appreciate it!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks very much for the appreciations, comments and for stopping in

      fortapache

      vetraio50

      Recordmantime

      Drill (for the awesome information)

      NevadaBlades

      and

      Phil

      All very greatly appreciated!!!!!
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks so very much for the appreciations and for stopping by

      bjb5859

      and

      SEAN

      Both very much appreciated!!!
    20. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      Anytime pal it was a neat find always glad to help ,I am actually wondering if the brass studs joining the leather to form the circumference were hand applied or done by machine?It appears
      that they have a small leather backing before the pean that binds ,but I'm not sure. The reason I say this is that you might be able to determine the date of manufacture by the type of machine ,I.E. certain machines leave certain marks or techniques etc. those machines might be found in trade journals of the time period, just a thought mind you.
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks Drill!!
      To me, they appear to be machine applied, as they all have a slight circular indentation around the backing. That appears to have been the indentation of a machine or tool that was used to apply these brass studs. Thanks again friend!!!
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Mike,
      Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always very much appreciated!!!
    23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Mani,
      Thanks so much for the love and for taking time to stop in. Always so good to have you drop in.
    24. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      Love it! So unusual!
    25. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      vintagelamp,
      Thanks so much!! Collar boxes are still plentiful, but this style is very unusual. Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Always very much appreciated!!!
    26. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      A collar box huh? I've never heard of such a thing LOL. You're always a history lesson in men's fashion :-)
    27. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Rick,
      Thanks very much for the compliment! Thanks also for the love and for stopping by to admire my collar box. Always greatly appreciated!!
    28. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Jean,
      thanks so much for the love and for stopping by. I do truly appreciate it!
    29. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks very much for the appreciations and for stopping by

      FatBoy

      and

      buckethead

      I do appreciate you both very much!!

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