A hatpin was used to fashion a hat to the hair and head of the wearer. A hatpin that measures somewhere 7 and 12 inches were worn from about 1850 to 1920. They were made to meet every fashion need and compliment the hat makers art.
Collector’s often prefer to concentrate on one kind of hatpin—if they are made of porcelain, silver, glass, or even with rhinestones. They even collect them by the style (like Art Nouveau, or even Art Deco) and if they are engraved. There are times though that the collectors will try and have one example of everything.
You can see some hatpins in my Etsy shop here. This is still a great collectible for any type of budget!