Bunch of scarves - 1

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by Alice M, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Alice M

    Alice M Registered Guest

    I was lucky at a thrift store today and got these scarves for $1. Some are branded, but I am wondering about the dates, and one is not branded. I will post three separate times as the rules ask for one item only per post. Sorry to hog the forum with multiple posts though.

    The first one is a Fisba-Stoffles scarf/handkerchief. I thought it was a small scarf, but as it is cotton, square and small, I think it is one of their handkerchiefs. I have info on Fisba products from the label collection on here, so I know the upper limit to its age, but not a lower limit. Any ideas on a more certain date for this please?
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    Thank you for any help that you are able to give.
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  2. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    Please don't worry about hogging the forums! That's what we are here for.

    The lady has a 1920s look about her, but the graphic style is definitely later. It's making me wonder if the scarf could be 1960s when there was a big 1920s revival. This is just a guess though.
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  3. Alice M

    Alice M Registered Guest

    Thank you for being so generous with your time about these. I also thought the cloche? hat looked 1920s, but knew it couldn't be due to the cotton still being so strong. Thank you for the hint on the 1960s! I will start looking into that era's graphic design and see if I can find similar in this brand to that.
  4. Midge

    Midge Trade Member

  5. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    The lady is wearing clothing and a hat from the very early 1930s . I am not familiar with the time frame of the maker, but I think that is when the hanky is actually from. `Early 1930s
  6. Alice M

    Alice M Registered Guest

    Thank you everyone for your thoughts on this. I know I won't be blowing my nose on it at least!
  7. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    Mirrored image and the size of the signature, I think this must be 1970s, which is when there is a big Deco 20s-40s revival happening, so it fits in.
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  8. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  9. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    I guess I am going against the general opinion here. I still think it is early 30s. If it were a scarf, larger and made of other material, I might agree it could be 70s (but still think no). But she says this is a small cotton hanky. I lived and loved that 70s revival and just do not recall handkerchiefs being popular at all anymore (except for bandanas), much less being made to adapt to a rather short lived fashion trend.

    I love the graphics. Now I am seeing a woman, the front engine of a train (?), latches from luggage or something else. Perhaps this was a "Bon Voyage" handkerchief intended as a gift. That was a hugely popular thing back in the 30s.

    I could, of course, be totally wrong!

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