Historical information

The collars can be dated to the 1920s, evidenced by a photograph of Gwen Steele (nee Kelly) wearing them on a trip in New Zealand in 1930.

Significance

Items of fur clothing with provenance allowing a creation date of the 1920s

Physical description

Two fur collars made of European marten fur. One collar is of Stone (Beech) Marten fur; the other of Baum (Pine) Marten.

Inscriptions & markings

Handwritten Note on reverse of photo Photo taken in 1930 in NZ. Mrs Gwen Kelly, now Gwen Steele, wearing Stone Marten fur. Also Baum Marten fur about same date. (Weasel type animal with valuable fur - Oxford Dic.)