Stopped in at the Sally Ann the other day (no, I don't spend a lot of time there, but felt drawn) and found something interesting.
I don't normally look at the clothes, but I did this time and found this:
It is wool and mohair with what I think is a real fur collar. It needs some work - the buttons are all falling off and the collar needs to be re-attached. The liner is ripped in the armpits and a couple of other places (I could patch them if I can find a suitable fabric) but the coat is solid and obviously well made. I'm pleased.
I'm guessing late '50s or early '60s. Any more knowledgable people know for sure?