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    Quote Originally Posted by jirqoadai View Post
    well it is why they have blankets in the north. james bay acts like a gigantic sump for the arctic cold.
    and about the blankets..........cough
    Yeah as you can imagine, these are indeed some of the blankets that are claimed to be used to spread smallpox, especially since they were used to trade to natives for beaver pelts and such. Apparently on some of the much older blankets they had what are called "points" which are thin black or indigo lines that indicate how many pelts the blanket was worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heavenfaced View Post
    I got to say it's a warm blanket looking blanket. I'm going to probably wash it with some woolite and use it. Wool blankets are really nice this time of year.
    Careful with it, vintage ones are worth a lot of money. Might want to research it a bit before you toss in the ol' washing machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heavenfaced View Post
    Yeah as you can imagine, these are indeed some of the blankets that are claimed to be used to spread smallpox, especially since they were used to trade to natives for beaver pelts and such. Apparently on some of the much older blankets they had what are called "points" which are thin black or indigo lines that indicate how many pelts the blanket was worth.

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    the points, is a measured line telling you the size of the blanket.
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    My dad was a buyer for the Hudson Bay Company way back in the day in 1970. The year the company celebrated it's 300th anniversary.

    Think of that...300 years in business... and that wasalmost 50 years ago, now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heavenfaced View Post
    I got to say it's a warm blanket looking blanket. I'm going to probably wash it with some woolite and use it. Wool blankets are really nice this time of year.
    No, don't wash it if it's truly an antique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Guapo View Post
    My dad was a buyer for the Hudson Bay Company way back in the day in 1970. The year the company celebrated it's 300th anniversary.

    Think of that...300 years in business... and that wasalmost 50 years ago, now.
    Hudson's Bay Company is now gone except in name. IIRC, they filed for bankruptcy and reorganization a couple of years ago - the current owners of the name are a complex net of venture-capital firms.

    Hudson's Bay Company - Wikipedia

    Take the Wikipukia entry with a grain of salt, since they no longer care about truth or accuracy. They were victim of sales decline and inability to cut costs. It had morphed from a frontier mercantile company to a Sears-style single-stop retailer for rural folk, and then to a department store similar to Dillard's.

    They're downsizing as a retail-only store, now - rebranding, without the Olde English Script logo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustPassinThru View Post
    Hudson's Bay Company is now gone except in name. IIRC, they filed for bankruptcy and reorganization a couple of years ago - the current owners of the name are a complex net of venture-capital firms.

    Hudson's Bay Company - Wikipedia

    Take the Wikipukia entry with a grain of salt, since they no longer care about truth or accuracy. They were victim of sales decline and inability to cut costs. It had morphed from a frontier mercantile company to a Sears-style single-stop retailer for rural folk, and then to a department store similar to Dillard's.

    They're downsizing as a retail-only store, now - rebranding, without the Olde English Script logo.
    Like any company, they've gone through numerous financial restructuring bouts, I'm sure. Their brick and mortar stores still exist. I just bought a winter coat there. Pretty much the same as they've always been, for as long as I can remember. The last man standing, it seems. How long that will last is anybody's guess.
    Sure is a lot nicer shopping experience than Wallyworld et al.
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