This black cockade is made of 1.5" grosgrain ribbon with a center shank button containing an anchor design. The button is held on with a metal cotter pin so that it is easy to remove and replace with a military button or another symbol of your choice, if desired. Hat not included in this listing!
The cockade is approx. 3.5" in diameter and has a felt backing. There is a bar pin on the back for attaching it to clothing, an arm band or cloth hat. CAUTION: The pin will not go through a felt hat without bending and possibly breaking. Please stitch your hat side up with thread or a thin ribbon and then attach the pin to the stitching. If you have one of our laced tricorn hats, just slide the bar pin through the "x" side laces.
We ship via USPS - Priority Mail - Insured for safety so that you will receive your package in 2-3 days and you can track it on-line.
HISTORY: Continental Marines (1775-1783) aka "Colonial Marines", predecessor to the USMC, during the American Revolution
American Colonial Marines were the maritime-militiamen who served in Benedict Arnold's flotilla, George Washington's Marblehead Regiment, and the state navies against the British Army occupation during the American Revolutionary War.
BLACK COCKADES - The black cockade was worn in England to represent the Hanover monarchy beginning in 1714. In American, the Continental Army continued to wear the black cockades of King George of Great Britain.
However, during the early years of the revolution (1775) they started wearing cockades of various colors to mark the officer's rank.
In 1780 they reverted back to wearing the black cockade they inherited from their mother country and added a smaller white one on top of the black cockade to show their alliance with France during the war. France work a white cockade with a smaller black one on top. (Two color Alliance Cockades coming soon!)
In 1790, the solid black cockade was re-established with a white (silver) eagle in the center. (We now have a reproduction of this silver eagle so will be making this version as well. Convo us, if interested.)
Look for more cockades in our Cockades and Rosettes section.
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