VINTAGE Deco Hatpin with RED Paste Rhinestone Celluloid LONG Flapper design
1908 An English judge, fearing that their pins could be used as weapons in his court, ordered a group of suffragettes on trial to remove their hatpins and hats, an insulting request. In 1909 a bill was introduced in the Arkansas legislature which copied an Illinois law limiting the length of pins to 9 inches or making ladies take out permits to possess longer ones. The pins were considered deadly weapons. As a result ladies had to cut their pins to the shorter length if they wanted to wear them in public. This pin qualifies as legal since it is only 7" long. LOLOL A Flapper Girl would wear a Hatpin glittering with Paste or Rhinestones through the Front and also the Side of her Cloche Hat. (Cloche is a hat which is close fitting to the head). Hat pins are a good 5 inches or longer, generally have some ornate top, and pierce the hat directly, is looped through the wearer's hair, and is poked back out through the hat and then often capped with a pin stop. THis one has the original celluloid and paste stopper. Red is the hardest and most desirable color and this one is RICH RICH Red. All the stones are original and still have lots of light left in them to sparkle their way thru any hat or scarf. VintageSparkles offers Layaway on all our pieces regardless of which site it comes from. Please remember that vintage & antique items are not mint, nor are they perfect but they sure are full of old history and charm. Please use photos to make your decisions and read our policies prior to buying so you can have an excellent experience with us.