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    Quote Originally Posted by figheadair View Post
    If it would help, I could shoot a higher res one?
    Yes that would be awesome! Thanks!
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC Richard View Post
    Yes that would be awesome! Thanks!
    Will get it organised and PM you.

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    Here's a cropped version of Peter's vintage Hunting sporran find. It's wonderful.



    What I find most interesting is the overall shape: the pouch is larger and more rounded, and the top more arched, than the Hunting sporrans in the vintage catalogues:



    These are shaped more like a cartouche, with similar-sized semi-circles above and below, and straight sides.

    Here's one similar to Number 16 in the Anderson c1936 catalogue above, but the pouch is a tad more rounded.

    Note that the tooling/stamping to centre is proper Celtic interlace, going over/under/over/under



    About my recent Ebay acquisition, which has no maker's stamp



    it looks amazingly like this vintage sporran stamped ROWANS Ltd GLASGOW & BIRMINGHAM

    Last edited by OC Richard; 25th May 19 at 04:40 AM.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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    Here's one of the boys' sporrans from the c1930 Fraser Ross catalogue, Number 22



    Just looking at the catalogue, one wouldn't know that the design is tiny thistles! Which is why one needs to see these things in the flesh.

    Last edited by OC Richard; 25th May 19 at 04:26 AM.
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    Thanks OC for this thread

    Absolutely love this thread with the historic catalog images and then the actual sporrans from your collection. Wow. Incredible!

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