Hatpins reached a peak of popularity between the 1880s and 1920s as prominent ladies as well as stage and silent-movie screen actresses fueled the popularity of large elaborate hats without bonnet strings. Having originated in the 1850s to secure straw hats, hatpins became longer and more ornate over time. 1910 saw the height of hatpin length, with the stems alone reaching 10 to 12 inches.
Our Victorian hat pins are for sale at $6 each or a set of 5 for $22 ~ an $8 savings. We'll pick 'em for you. Please add notes if you have a color preference. We will do our very best to accommodate your color preference with your understanding that your color request may not be a color we have in our stock inventory. Each pin varies in total size from about 7 to 9 inches (includes top decoration and length of pin).
See also our beautiful array of porcelain hat pin holders and large Victorian hats via the following links: