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Aussie888gray 06-02-2018 10:32 PM

Antique War Bonnet - Can you Help?
 
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Hello Everyone,

I have joined this forum hoping that someone can help me...I live in Australia and have been left this stunning antique headdress from a family member.

Would you be so kind as to help me work out if it is genuine or not

The headdress is fully lined with the soft purple satin material that has stamped on it - "Somerset Hunt Cap" ....I found this is an old English company....which I am hoping they can help me with the background of it story.

I was told they are genuine Bald Eagle Feathers, which I do know they are illegal in your country..... this is an antique headpiece made in the early 1950's or before....I am trying to get its story if I can.....

Would you all be so kind as to help me and try to view the feathers for me and confirm the authenticity of the Bald Eagle.

I know turkey feathers well and they don't look like them - but in those days I don't know.

I am looking at selling this piece if I can to return it to its Native Land....but first of all I want to be 100% that it is "fully genuine"
I sincerely would appreciate all the help I can get.

Thank you in advance.

wardancer 06-03-2018 12:52 AM

Those are genuine dyed domestic turkey feathers ! Bald eagle tail feathers are white ! Immature are black and white speckled.....what those are , are cheap imitations of immature golden eagle feathers .

https://www.fws.gov/eaglerepository/...eBaldLarge.jpg
https://www.fws.gov/eaglerepository/...eGoldLarge.jpg

Aussie888gray 06-03-2018 01:14 AM

Thank you so much for taking the time
Cheers

Aussie888gray 06-04-2018 03:00 AM

Just been tol itís Winter Hawk

wardancer 06-04-2018 10:26 PM

No, it's not! Those feathers are dyed turkey feathers! The Bonnet is not a " Real Indian Headdress"! It may be old and if it is , then it's an old fake bonnet. Nothing about it is genuine. You can buy those feathers on ebay for about8-9 bucks a dozen.

wardancer 06-04-2018 11:23 PM

https://www.ebay.com/itm/10-TURKEY-Q...MAAOSwAYtWL8pN

http://www.crazycrow.com/american-in...wband-rosettes


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