Hi! So happy to have found this forum! I have inherited a fur coat from an aunt, and have been trying and trying to find out about it. Internet searches and even an online appraiser have been no help. I'm not as interested in the value (except for curiosity) as much as I am in the dating of the coat. Here's what I know. It belonged at one time to my great-grandmother (so it is at least 60-70 years old), and it has a monogram stitched on the inside, but I can't identify whose name it stands for. It is real fur, I believe mink. The lining is hand-stitched and original. It has a label that says "American Fur Co. Salt Lake City." This is the part that stumps me. I can find nothing about the American Fur Co except information about the fur company owned by John Jacob Astor which went out of business in 1842. But Salt Lake City wasn't even founded until 1847. Also, the font used on the label doesn't appear to be one I've seen in clothing or advertising from the 19th century. There must have been another company using this name, producing furs in, I'm guessing, the early 20th century. Is there anyone on here that knows about vintage furs? Or w here I might go next to find information about this particular fur, or a "newer" American Fur Co? Or even someone who knows when this type of fur would have been worn? Thanks so much!