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    These threads are always good to see. Thank you for posting.

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    I've found photos of some styles I didn't have earlier.

    This is called STD in the old catalog, the difference with SD seems to be the row of tooled/stamped flower-like motifs



    Here's SD for comparison



    There's a family of sporrans with a stud closure. The closest in that catalogue is 8BS. (I wonder if BS is "Boy Scout".)

    Here it is in simple form. This perhaps is "the original 20th century Day sporran" style, worn in the army and by civilians. I do wonder if there was a link between the two, because the civilian sporrans appeared at around the same time that the army adopted them (or invented them?)



    Here's a fancy version with Celtic knots; sporrans with this flap are called "A2D" in the catalogue if having a plain leather body, called "AZD/S" if having a sealskin body. I wonder if the change between A2D and AZD is a mere typo.



    And here with more fur, covering the gusset. This plain flap doesn't appear in the catalogue, yet was in wide production. This style of flap also is common on military sporrans (which of course lack the sealskin front).



    Here you can see how the stud works

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    I really like that fur and leather one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FossilHunter View Post
    I really like that fur and leather one.
    Yes there's something special about that combination, about Day Wear brown leather sporrans with fur fronts.

    Seems like they appeared right from the get-go, with the first appearance of the modern sporran they were offered in plain leather and with fur fronts.

    Here's an old pattern one sees from time to time which doesn't appear in that old standard catalogue.

    Here in brown with fur front



    and here in plain black (which indicates a more recent example, due to Day sporrans only being offered in brown in the first half of the 20th century, at least by most makers). This example is by Nicoll Brothers, Bankfoot. Obviously the same stamp was used for both flaps.

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    Another seal & leather sporran which has recently come up on Ebay.



    It's interesting how common that style of flap was, appearing on military and civilian sporrans, yet that flap style doesn't appear in the standard old catalogue which is the subject of this thread.
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