In an early 1900s advertisement for the Joseph Doran Company of Providence Rhode Island, these pins were called 'collar or veil pins'. We assume the veil use of these pins was to use them as decorative fasteners of a veil to a hat. As a collar pin, these were placed on or near the collar.
It's unusual to find these in pairs and these are both original Victorian era Doran pins made of (from their ad) "heavy rolled gold plate". There's a nice glass amber-colored stone at center.
The ad copy also stated that this was..."the only pin made with perfect joint and catch without riveting or soldering". That must have been big news circa 1908.
The pins measure 7/8 inch across by 9/16 inch high. Each is marked on the back... PAT. '04 RE. '08 - DORAN, PROV. The date patent was applied for in 1904 and re-applied for in 1908. One is slightly shinier than the other...can be polished up to match. The pair is in excellent antique condition for your collar or your veil.
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Pair of Doran Victorian Collar Veil Pins Goldplate w/ Glass Cab