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Tilda.....As Seen in Cincinnati Magazine Red Plaid Zip Front Vintage Jacket Embellished with Heirloom Family Crest Medals, Pulls and Buttons

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Once a jolly swagman sat beside a billabong……perhaps that’s why they named her Matilda? Tilda for short. I think of her every time I hear the song, “Waltzing Matilda”. She was Head Mistress at Misses Sotheby’s School for Young Girls in Kilmore, Australia. She wore dark red spectacles and always pinned on some tribute to her family crest….she claimed they went way back to the time of the Gallic Wars….one of her ancestors was even a “knight in shining armor”. She dreamed of him often and hoped to meet her very own knight someday.....astoria

As seen in Cincinnati Magazine, this red/ivory large houndstooth plaid wool/alpaca blend zip front jacket is cute as its vintage family crest buttons. It is satin lined and boasts a HUGE heirloom family crest/knighted metal “breastplate”, and zips with another crested pull. Fabulous fur collar, probably mink, in a most unusual shape, snaps off for cleaning.

The jacket has size 10 tag, and:
Sleeve Length-approx. 24”
Shoulder Width-approx. 16”
Front Jacket Length-approx. 23”
Width at bottom (buttoned)-approx. 19”


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At this time I accept PayPal and credit cards through direct checkout only. As I mellow with age and settle into the seller role I'll try and add more. If you have a specific request, convo me and we can try to work it out. I do not hold items, because right now I have a small shop and need to sell! I cannot accept cancellations, so ask enough questions to feel comfortable before you buy. I do charge Ohio sales tax.

Returns & exchanges

As a rule, I do not accept returns, and I've never had anyone wish to return a purchase. These items are one of a kind and fragile and not best served by packing and unpacking, shipping and reshipping. I believe you would not like purchasing a jacket that had been shipped around and returned. Ask all the questions you have up front. I love these jackets and never tire of talking about them.Please evaluate your purchase carefully. I have efforted to be very detailed in the descriptions, photos and measurements. Shoulder width is measured from shoulder seam to shoulder seam on the back; jacket length is measured from shoulder seam near collar to bottom of jacket in front; width at bottom is measured from side to side at bottom in front; sleeve length is measured from shoulder seam to bottom of sleeve. All measurements are approximate. Once the item is shipped, I cannot be responsible if something is damaged in shipping. If you would like shipping insurnce I can adjust the shipping fee to accomodate this prior to purchase. Thank You.

Shipping policies

I only ship right now to the continental US 48. If you would like it shipped any place else, please convo me and we can discuss it. As time goes on, I plan to increase my shipping destinations. At this time I plan to ship jackets by the most cost effective method for the destination. I will make the shipment trackable and have proof of delivery. Because of the shape and bulkiness, I will do my best to pack the coats carefully, but you will most likely need to steam them upon receipt. Other items-Buttons and other small items will be shipped in the most cost-effective and safest way I can.

Additional policies

Each Jacket is one of a kind and embellished with special found and vintage items. Many of the embellishments are removable for cleaning; however, please consult your neighborhood dry cleaner for handling recommendations. Because many of the items are vintage, most have been previously worn, and can sometimes show minimal wear.
When indicated, the items have been drycleaned and/or repaired. I cannot vouch for the original owners and their environments, as I don't often meet them. However, I won't sell anything I wouldn't wear myself. I am picky, but I also appreciate the "patina" of vintage and found objects.

Tilda.....As Seen in Cincinnati Magazine Red Plaid Zip Front Vintage Jacket Embellished with Heirloom Family Crest Medals, Pulls and Buttons

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wool, alpaca, satin, zipper, zipper pull, family crest, metal buttons, plaid, houndstooth, short jacket, lined, fur collar, fur
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