Honi Soit

Several Welshs hat have the motto Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense (May he be shamed who thinks badly of it – the motto of the Order of the Garter) on the label, mostly without the name of the maker.

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Two of these was made by Carver Jefferis and Comp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is very similar to the crown, coat of arms and cartouche on labels for hats made by Carver and Co, late Dale and Co of Bristol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Prince of Wales feather might signify that this was made in Wales; but most other hat labels include the Royal Coat of Arms, so this might mean that a Prince of Wales purchased items from the firm.

A hat with Diew et Mon Droit also has the Prince of Wales Feathers within the cartouche.

 

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