Common Hatpins   Unusual hatpins
Unlike most Carnival shapes, there is little known about the provenance of hatpins. Some are found marked with the word "Geschutzt," which I am told means protected or patented in German. Czechoslovakia is also believed to have been the origin for many. Shown below are the more common patterns.
Bars and Beads. Sell in the $35 to $60 range. A lavander example brought $90 in 2011 as did a dark example in 2016. Basketflower or Sunflower Basket. Has bluish iridescence: 40, 45 (both 2011), 25, 40, 55, 85 (all 2012), 55, 75 (both 2014),
55 (2015), 75, 80 (both 2016), 35 (2017)
Basketweave. Currently selling in the $50 to $80 range, though one brought $125 in 2015 and one sold for $185 in 2016. Bee on Honeycomb. Not all are iridized. In amber: $75 (2007). Marigold, $75 (2004), $85 (2006), blue, $110 (2005), celeste, $65 (2007), sapphire blue, $140 (2006), blue, $75 (2010)
Belle. $115, $230 (both 2006), $175 (2007), $130 (2012), $185 (2013) Big Butterfly, also called Egyptian Butterfly. One of the most common. $40 to $60. Border Path. Often called Squares and Triangles: $35 (2007), $75 (2011), $50 (2013), $55 (2014), $120 (2015), $55 (2016), $80 (2017) Butler's Mirror. Some call it Greek Key because of the pattern around the edge. Two sold for $25 and $75 in 2016.
Coolie Hat. When viewed from the side these look like the shapes of the traditional Chinese hats. $20 to $40. Dimples and Brilliants. A dark dimpled center surrounded by rhinestones: $55 (2007), $55 (2011), $40 (2012), $65, $100 (2015), $95 (2016). Dogwood. There are several similar designs called Dogwood. This one has gold decoration: $35 (2007), $95 (2010), $190 (2014), $200 (2015). Dragonflies. An intriguing design but very common. Sell for between $35 and $70.

Hartung Book Eight: Bumblebees

Elegance. There are two sizes, the largest 1 5/8 inch diameter. $70 (2010), $45 (2012), $100 (2014), $30, $200 (2015). Embroidered Circles. Named for the circular rings: $90 (2003), $95 (2006), $140 (2014). Faceted Dome. Average availability, desirability. Two sold for $15 and $30 in 2012. Faceted Oval. Rather simple design; one sold for $45 in 2003, another for $75 in 2006. One listed as milk glass sold in $40 in 2007.
Flower Arc. Also called Garden Path. Examples sold for $45 in 2012, $60 in 2013 and $65 in 2014. One brought $70 in 2015 and others $35, $125, and $130 in 2016. $110 in 2017. Flying Bat. One of the most interesting hatpins with a striking shape: $110, $140, $165, $250 (all 2013), $130, $145, $275 (all 2015). $65, $120, $160, $175 (all 2016)

Hartung Book 8: Flying Bat

Hearts and Cross. Also known as Four of Hearts: $110 (2011), $35 (2012), $50 (2013), $85 (2014), $190 (2016), $110 (2017) Jute Braid. Sometimes called Basketweave variant: $85 (2001), $90 (2002), $275 (2003)
Leaf and Veil. A highly desirable hatpin, these often bring between $600 and $750 although I've seen them sell for as little as $75. Moire Beetle. Sometimes called Moire TaffetaMoire is pronounced "mor-ray." Sell in the $25 to $40 range. Golden Owl. Very desirable.
Blue, $1,600 (2002)
Green, $1,100 (1994), $1,200 (2013), Lavender, $900-$1,200, Lime green, $1,600 (2001), Marigold, $2,100 (1995), Purple, $1,100 (2004 & 2012); $365 (2016). Known in amber.
Penstar. Usually with this attractive blue iridescence. In 2007, one brought $140; in 2014 one sold for $130, and in 2015 another sold for $110.
Piazza. A rather busy design that brings $225 to $400 at auction. Rooster. Found in a variety of colors and paint themes. Not all will be iridized.
Amber, $35-$60
Amethyst, $35 (2001), $50 (2015)
Aqua, $55 (2004)
Blue, $20-$40,
Celeste blue, $30-$50
Green, black trim,
$35 (2014),
Green, red comb, $35 (2011)
Ice blue, $95 (2001)
Lavender, $30-$50
Red, $40-$70
Teal, $85 (2007), $110 (2012)
White, $35-$60.
Scarab Shell.
Amber, $375 (2009), $225 (2016)
Blue, $425 (1996), $675 (2006), $300 (2016).
Dark, $275 (2010), $250 (2012)
Green, $450 (1995), 400 (2016).
Lavender, $1,000 (1995), $375 (2010)

Hartung Book Seven: Beetle Hatpin

Six Plums. Also known as Cattails. A common pin. Some iridized over all, some iridized on the plums, some on other parts. $50 to $25. Spiral Dance. Similar to may other faceted hatpins; this one has the facets arranged in a spiral. They bring $40 to $70. Star Center. Two sizes known. Of questionable age. One sold at live auction in 2012 for $25, one in 2013 for $95, and one in 2014 for $105. Star of David and Baguettes. Not too often seen, $205 (2001), $250 (2003).
Strawberry. A desirable pattern usually seen in green. One of these brought $750 in 2003; another $325 in 2006; another for $375 in 2014. Amber sell for $200 to $350. Stylized Scarab. Found in amethyst and green. Either color sells for between $100 and $200. Sunflower. The design looks more like a daisy than a sunflower. It is only known in white and brings from $60 to $80. Sun's Up. A rooster crowing as the sun rises. Found in mostly in lavender for $100 to $200. A purple example sold in 2003 for $350 and another one in 2010 for $100.
Throw Pillow. A large indentation in the center. Throw Pillow hatpins sell in the $40 to $60 range. Top O' The Morning. Referred alternately as Pheasant (which is what the bird seems to be). Only known in purple. Sell for $25 to $50. Triad. A good pin for starting a collection. Dark Triad sell for $50 to $70. A moonstone example brought $160 in 2012. Tufted Throw Pillow. Readily available and a must for every collection. Sell at auction for between $40 and $60.
Turban. A relatively common hatpin that sell in the $40 to $60 range though one brought $150 in 2016. Two Flowers. This design is one of several that are called Two Flowers. Usually sell in the $100 to $150 range. Veiling. Sometimes called Veiling and Beads. It usually brings $50 to $90 at auction. Waves. A fine wave pattern covers this pin. Most often seen in chocolate glass. Blue, $315 (1998); Chocolate, $40-$70; Green, $475 (1997), $120 (2001); Opaque blue, $275 (1995); Opaque green, $200 (1995)

Updated 4/8/2017

There are many hatpins that are not flat but bulbous and hollow. The three shown here are, from the left, Diamond Sphere, Bullet, and Oval Sphere. Diamond Sphere sell for between $70 and $120, Bullet for between $40 and $80, and Oval Sphere for between $50 and $80.

Hartung Book Five: Prism Hat Pin