Welcome to the site exclusively dedicated to point blankets. Point blankets are a type of trade blanket and are most closely associated with the Hudson’s Bay Company who have been marketing them into North America since 1779. For over thirty years I have been researching the history of these blankets and have published two books on the subject: The Blanket: an Illustrated History of the Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket (Quantum/HBC, Toronto, 2002) and The Collector’s Guide to Point Blankets (Cinetel, Bowen Island, 2003). Since 2000 I have been a consultant to the Hudson’s Bay Company building a collection of examples of all of their blankets and conducting seminars at their various stores and in museums examining antique point blankets for their curious owners. As a result of this work I receive numerous emails daily from interested blanket owners and collectors. The purpose of this site is to answer the most common questions I receive and help direct interested readers to other sites and sources of information. Harold Tichenor
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