Lot 465

Hudson Bay Co. Four Point Red Trade Wool Blanket

Estimate: $250 - $500

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$25,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
For your consideration is this Hudson Bay Company, Witney Point four point trade wool blanket. The blanket shows the Witney point tag and original construction, indicating that it was made in England. This is a red wool blanket with two large stripes of black on both sides of the blanket. Although the Hudson Bay Company didn't originate the point system for trade blankets, they popularized this system of quality identification. In the days of fur trapping and trading, a 4 point blanket would be exchanged for 4 beaver hides. This blanket shows four points as black stripes on the left hand side of the blanket. The condition of this blanket is in good condition overall, with some wear across the tag and one small hole on the edge. This Hudson Bay blanket measures 70" wide by 91" long.
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