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1970s Stratton Tie Clip - Abalone Shell and Silver tone metal (SOLD)

 Dating from the 1970's this is a stylish modern tie clip from the Birmingham manufacturers Stratton who were famous British makers of tie pins, cufflinks and compacts from the 1930s onwards.  This vintage tie pin has a Scandinavian feel to it with a plain white metal background set with a slice of natural abalone shell for effect.  This tie clip is in excellent order.  The fixing device is a a hinged clip, like a clothes peg in operation which ensures it is simple to fix the clip in place on your tie.  This 1970s tie clip is marked 'STRATTON -  Made in England - Metal' on the back.  Measurements are approx 1.5 inches in length and 5mms at the widest part tapering to 3mms. 


Designer or Brand: Stratton

Country of Origin: UK

Condition:   Excellent

Decade: 1970s

Style: Scandinavian

Era: Vintage ( 1920s - 1980s)

Type: Tie Pin

Material: White Metal and Abalone Shell

Ties first became part of a fashionable gent’s attire in the 19th Century.  Naturally since then there have been many items of jewellery introduced as tie-control devices.  Some of the earlier ones were patented and some innovative ideas were introduced in the form of a pin, tack, clip, clasp, bar, slide and chain.  All of these stick pins, tie pins, tie chains, tie tacks, tie clasps, tie bars, tie slides and tie clips were designed to do one simple job: to prevent a tie from flapping, falling or moving about and to ensure a neat appearance for the wearer. Tie accessories are made from all kinds of materials, predominantly metals so you find them in the precious Gold, Platinum and Silver as well as in base metal.  Tie accessories are usually decorative from conservative styles to the weird, wacky and wonderful.  Tie accessories follow the trends of their era so are good examples of a particular style or fashion – for example – Art Deco or the 1960s.  They are often set with a precious jewel such as a pearl, diamond, sapphire or ruby; a lesser stone or often the very smart mother of pearl and onyx are favourite inlays.  Tie accessories, in the same was as ties themselves,  can be used to show affiliation to a particular regiment or club or activity or sport, can be commemorative tokens and souvenirs.  Tie pins and clips can be made of all kinds of materials for their decorative element such as leather, wood, jet, and early plastics like bakelite, lucite and celluloid.  There is generally a metal element to them in all cases so that they are easy and practical to fasten.

1970s Stratton Tie Clip - Abalone Shell and Silver tone metal (SOLD)

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