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    Kilt pin advice

    Hello!
    I have the opportunity of buying the kilt pin below from a local buy and sell site.
    I have seen similar ones, with similar stones on the kilt pin thread.
    Seller wants 20€ for it, plus postage.
    It is made by A. Hill & Co Ltd. of Birmingham, established in 1946.

    What do you think? Worth it or pass?
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    pretty enough

    Quote Originally Posted by ELY View Post
    Hello!
    I have the opportunity of buying the kilt pin below from a local buy and sell site.
    I have seen similar ones, with similar stones on the kilt pin thread.
    Seller wants 20€ for it, plus postage.
    It is made by A. Hill & Co Ltd. of Birmingham, established in 1946.

    What do you think? Worth it or pass?
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    I think it is pretty enough depending on how large they are. I think you have to be careful about the weight of a kilt pin as they may stress the weave of the material of the kilt......just my thoughts

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    It sounds good value for a vintage piece.

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    I like it and would pay the price. I agree that the weight may be an issue on possibility tearing the kilt or wearing holes. I see there is a loop that maybe this pin could be worn on a chain (necklace). The stone look good and good quality. A fortunate find.

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    Are you aware that this is actually a reproduction 19C ladies' brooch? No reason why you should not wear it as a kilt-pin, of course, and it is a lovely piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThistleDown View Post
    Are you aware that this is actually a reproduction 19C ladies' brooch? No reason why you should not wear it as a kilt-pin, of course, and it is a lovely piece.
    Yes, the seller states in his ad that it is a repro. And the hook to hang it from a chain gives the lady's part of it away. But I have seen so many lovely Miracle pins and brooches on kilts, and I kind of like it.

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    I say go for it. It's a lovely, distinctive piece. Depending on size, it might work well as a kilt pin or as a plaid brooch. Or just as a bit of bling in your outfit

    Andrew

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    My personal advice on kilt pins—don’t wear them. With that said, this is an attractive piece of jewelry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardtheLarge View Post
    My personal advice on kilt pins—don’t wear them.
    Why not..?
    Tulach Ard

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacKenzie View Post
    Why not..?
    Several reasons:

    1. They create more or less permanent holes in the most presentational section of the kilt—the apron!
    2. If they’re caught on an object, they likewise risk tearing the apron.
    3. They are an English invention born out of the judgment that kilts are intrinsically indecent/provocative, and that measures must be taken to keep the aprons together.
    4. They no longer serve even their intended purpose, as nowadays everyone is pinning the left apron to nothing.
    5. They pull focus down and to the left from the perspective of the observer, disrupting the balance and symmetry of the figure and depleting visual interest in the sporran and kilt.

    Other than that, they’re great!

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