View attachment 129602 View attachment 129603 View attachment 129603 View attachment 129604 View attachment 129599 Hello all. I'm a pretty new collector and pretty new at technology as well. I have started collecting coats. It started as a way of ethically sourcing different fur for my hair brained "projects" but soon my craving for a buffalo coat took hold. I'm now as I type up to my neck in shearling, black bear and bison coats. The reason I'm writing is to ask for help on a specific shearling I recently purchased through a buy sell site. Hopefully this interaction goes smoother than my last, (as I just learned about phone updates.) About a week or two ago, I came across a strange,dated, shearling coat. Just enough crazy to catch my eye. When I saw the price, I could not let myself let that much sheepskin get away. I hit "buy".This starting a whole new chapter of me. So as I'm seeking a shearling for my daughter and a bison for myself, I stumble upon the strange shearling coat with a bison on the tag. Looks to be my little girls size. I ended up looking into the label which had the image of a buffalo nickel which read "East West 1967 California" Oh my goodness! Their site, their style, their story! It all made my heart sing. Filling me with validation, hope, ideas etc. My hair brained ideas weren't TOO far out, check their stuff out. So my alleged East West shearling coat arrived in the mail today. I shakily messaged the woman and told her of the fact the coat may be worth a lot of money. That if it were, I would like to sell the coat and split the bounty. She wrote back saying she appreciates my offer, she hopes I do well in life and to have a merry Christmas. So here I sit, kind of shocked and very happy I met this coat. Replica or not, it's been a game changer for me. It's awoken a furvor in me for my art like nothing before. Now, I've not yet found much information about identification, I'm not 'tech savvy" and am bumbling around trying my darndest to figure something out. Here is my question. My coat appears to be wearing a stolen tag. There is no leather label in the side and I've found nothing that matches my coat (that much) in all my searching. I'm not seeking authentication per se, I'm asking for people's opinions on the piece. Like I said, I got well more than what I paid from just the introduction to such an amazing business and event. Anyone have any knowledge of this maker?