Accession number: 2013.002.003
Object type: Fur
Date: July 26 1935 – January 4 2007
Materials: Rabbit fur, mink, glass, plastic, possibly nylon cording, metal
Measurements: 99 cm L x 7.5 cm W x 2.5 cm Thick x 13 cm DiameterLength includes both faux mink
Culture: Nova Scotian
Narrative: Gift to Barbara Appleby from her husband Donald.
Description: Two manufactured faux mink created into a single fur collar. Rabbit furs have been stitiched and shaped into two mink bodies with two rear legs on each (no front legs or paws). Tails added to each faux mink body are made of real mink fur. The fur has been drawn in to copy a mink head minus the ears with artificial glass eyes and a shiny black nose. There are two fasteners at the centre front. One, a pale green plastic clip and second, two frog metal snaps with crocheted covers attached to the fur with a four link clear plastic chain.
History of Use:
Belonged to Margaret Adelaide Munro (b 1899- d?) daughter of the late Warden Fred M. Munro and Mrs. Munro of Kingston. Margaret became a nurse in Middleton and eventually retired to Kentville. She was a friend of Donald Appleby's maiden Aunt Ruth (Appleby) and became the Executrix of her will. She gave the fur stole to Donald Appleby and it was amongst his belongings.