A Box Of Collars
We acquired this earlier in the year when one of our volunteers spotted it at a charity car boot sale. The full set of Edwardian collars – size 26 and made to measure – belonged to an A. Sims Esq. In those days laundries ran a personal service; soiled collars were collected in such a box and returned to the owner, perfectly laundered and starched.
Another sharp-eyed volunteer espied this delightful item in a Felixstowe charity shop. It’s thought to be German and built in the late 19th century. It will make its first public appearance at this year’s ‘Christmas at Landguard’ event on 11th December.