Officer's Cockade for Tricorn - Captain - Field Officer - Subalterns

$25.00



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.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-3 business days

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 2 - 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.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

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.

Reviews (2)

Average:

I ordered the red cockade for a bicorn hat and it was the perfect size and color that I was looking for. Works great with the hat and shipping was fast too!


Very nice. Can’t wait to put it on my hat.


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