Canadian Furs and Plets

The Canadian Beaver

This humble animal took an important part in the development of Canada since the 16th century. In Europe, wearing a fine beaver hat was to prove one's standing, therefore the demand for pelts was high. So valuable were these pelts that the sand from the floor in warehouses where they were stored was sifted to salvage every last hair. Back then, the beaver population was approx. 200-400 million. By the 19th century, marchands like the Hudson's Bay Company could sell over half a million pelts in a single auction. To the Indians, the beaver pelt was a key mean to development and properity. They traded pelts for rare and valuable goods i.e. cooking pots, knives, axes, arrow points, guns, glass beads and wool blankets. By 1929 howerver, the beaver population had been hunted to such an extent that it was in danger of becoming extinct. But good management allowed the population of this sympatetical rodent to recoved from its losses. With over 80,000 trappers in Canada, the fur market is still very much alive today.
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Nice beaver pelt from Canada Canadian Beaver Pelts
The beaver is truly an important part of the Canadian history. In the old days, beaver hides were mounted on wooden frames for drying. Today they make a nice decoration piece for your cottage or chalet. See our video-clip about the beaver.
FUR01 - Traditional Beaver Pelt in a Wooden Frame (photo).. $ 345.00
FUR02 - Large Prime Beaver Pelt ....................................... $ 175.00


Warm Winter Beaver Hat Warm Fur Hats
Great winter hats, Jockey style, entirely of fur.
FUR03 - Beaver Fur Hat ...... $ 245.00
FUR04 - Coyote Fur Hat........$ 325.00
FUR05 - Raccoon Fur Hat......$ 225.00
FUR06 - Mink Fur Hat ..........$ 585.00

Antique High Top Beaver Hat Antique Beaver Top Hat
By the early 17th century, beaver hats became very fashionable in Europe, Demand for beaver pelts exploded. Soon however, over-trapping drove the local beaver population near extinction. New supply sources were needed, and Canada was able to take this market opportunity to fuel years of exploration and development operations in the country. Beaver hides became quickly a gold mine for merchants and traders.
ATC09 - Beaver Top Hat w. Box......$ 495.00

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