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I recently bought this Hudson Bay Company coat. I have been in contact with HBC and they have told me that it is "quite rare". They do not have any like it in their archives, but that is because they are incomplete. I am amazed of the lack of information about these jackets on the internet. I have been in contact with Harold Tichenor and he was able to tell me this jacket is from the 20's. HBC also told me the blanket colors are the earliest used.
I would love to find out if there are more out there like this one. Or talk to someone who collects or has bought and sold a HBC coat. I have looked on Ebay and they a few styles, but they all have multiples - making them not as rare.
I am not sure if I would sell this coat or not. I guess everything is for sale for the right price. I do love the jacket and am not sure if it was just a good find or a good investment.