How do you date a Hudson Bay blanket?

How do you date a Hudson Bay blanket?

In 1890, because other companies (including Pendleton) were making similar blankets, Hudson Bay began to label its blankets. The labels are how most collectors date the age of the blanket. If you ever spy an unlabeled, round corner blanket, scoop it up. It could date before 1890.

Are Hudson Bay blankets still made?

Today, Hudson’s Bay Point Blankets continue to be produced and sold in Multistripe, Millennium (four stripes in shades of brown introduced in 2000), White with black bar, Scarlet with black bar, Green with black bar and Grey with black bar.

How do I identify my Hudson Bay blanket?

The Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket is a wool blanket with a series of stripes and points (markers on cloth) first made for the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) in 1779. The most iconic design is that which is white with green, red, yellow and indigo stripes; these colours are now used as an emblem for the HBC.

How big is a 3.5 point Hudson Bay blanket?

90 x 60 x 0.01 inches
Product information

Product Dimensions 90 x 60 x 0.01 inches
Item Weight 5.05 pounds
Department Unisex-adult (novelty and luggage only)
Item model number 1019439MT

Do Bay blankets ever go on sale?

Those stylish stripes of green, red, yellow, navy and white on their iconic point blankets signify timeless class, style and quality. So, it’s no wonder that their twice-yearly sales, held in spring and fall and known as Bay Days, are some of the busiest and most popular sale days in the country.

How big is a 6 point Hudson Bay blanket?

90 W x 100 L
The Hudson’s Bay 6-Point Wool Blanket measures 90 W x 100 L and fits a standard queen bed. Hudson’s Bay Blankets have been imported from England since 1779 and were once used as a form of currency between trappers and Native Americans.

Where are Hudson Bay blankets made?

The blankets have always been made in England; today they are made by John Atkinson, a sub brand of A.W. Hainsworth & Sons Ltd. Wools from Britain and New Zealand are used in the manufacture of blankets.

What size is a 6 point Hudson Bay blanket?

What size is a 3 1 2 Point Hudson Bay blanket?

It measures 169″x68″ which is equivalent to two twin Hudson’s Bay Blankets.

Who wants old wool blankets?

Unwanted wool can be donated to local charity shops, textile recycling shops or community groups for re-sale and re-use. Some clothing and textiles collection bags or banks will allow you to put balls of wool in – always check first.

What can I do with old wool blankets?

10 uses for Wool Blankets

  1. Use a wool blanket under the fitted bed sheet.
  2. Cover a window in wool.
  3. Keep a wool blanket on the couch.
  4. Keep a wool blanket at the foot of the bed for cccold nights.
  5. Keep a wool blanket in the car.
  6. Take them with you to cushion furniture or windows when transporting.

Why choose a Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket?

Woolrich offers hudson’s bay point blankets under the official license of the historic hudson’s bay company. Our hudson’s bay point blankets retain the authentic 100-percent wool quality that has made these blankets legendary.

Why choose HBC blankets?

Hudson’s Bay Point Blankets have been made for generations. Truly iconic. Still 100% Wool and still loomed in England. We love the things in life that simply do not change. This is really amazing in today’s environment. HBC Blankets were considered so important to early trade that they were considered currency.

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