Upcoming sale may include these weapons! Huh? What'd you say?
Well, actually these are hatpins and they were so popular with ladies in the past. They were used to hold the hair in place or the hat in place to begin with. BUT....read a bit of their history and you will be amazed as I was.
Those ladies learned that they could be used for protection. If unwelcome passes were made or if danger was present, the lady could just reach up to the hairpin, jerk it out and use it to thwart the villain. Ladies became so good at protecting themselves with the hairpins that the authorities decided they should limit the length of the hairpins! See in this holder that there are long ones and shorter ones!
So, folks, research the history of hairpins and decide they are definitely collectible and attend the estate sale this weekend. See other wonderful things to sell by going to estatesales.net and see all the items.