This cockade is made of 1" grosgrain ribbon with a center shank button containing a star 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.
The cockade is approx. 4" 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. Hat shown in picture is not included!
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.
Field Officer - Red, Captain - Gold, Junior Officers - Green
Button Metal - Antique Silver or Gold
George Washington's quote:
“As the Continental Army has unfortunately no uniforms, and consequently many inconveniences must arise from not being able to distinguish the commissioned officers from the privates, it is desired that some badge of distinction be immediately provided; for instance that the field officers may have red or pink colored cockades in their hats, the captains, yellow or buff, and the subalterns, green. July 23, 1775”
NOTE: Subalterns were the junior officers with ranks of lieutenant, cornet, ensign and subaltern (flag-bearer).
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.
Tricorns ranged from the very simple to the extravagant, occasionally incorporating gold or silver lace trimming and feathers. In addition, military and naval versions usually bore a cockade or other national emblem at the front.
More feathers are also available....
Ostrich, peacock and pheasant in the Supplies section.
Look for more cockades in our Cockades and Rosettes section.
1-3 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
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Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.