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Dating antique stockings

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by wildirish, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. wildirish

    wildirish Registered Guest

    Hi! I am a long time fan of VFG & appreciate the resource it is for all of us vintage fashion lovers!! I have a pair of antique, wool blend stockings with the owner's name cross stitched across the cuff/tops. I was assuming they were Victorian-Edwardian until I spotted the numbers "1800" woven into the top of one. It made me pause & I am daring to hope that these may possibly date from-- wow- 1800. So I scoured the internet but there are no solid resources. Could anyone point me or advise? I am a dealer & have a lot of books, but stockings & hosiery are not my forte. Thanks all!

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  2. wildirish

    wildirish Registered Guest

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  3. Jonathan

    Jonathan Trade Member

    I don't think that would be the date, although machine knitted stockings do go back that far. They are hard to date because they don't change much for decades...
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