club chair · reupholstery

Down to the batting

Last weekend, I finally got around to the last bit of ripping and tearing at my club chair to get it ready for fabric.  Down to the batting, it looks like this:

I’m not sure if this is a reupholstery faux pas, but I’ve decided to keep the batting that remains on the chair. (Obviously, I need to smooth it back into the crease a bunch.) It’s this super soft, unrefined wool. Is there any chance I’d be able to find something similar for a good price? Hopefully, I’ll also be able to save the batting I had to take off of the back part of the chair. I’m not sure yet where I’ll be able to find the stiff cardboard that I had to destroy in order to get all the fabric off. 
There’s a lot of hindsight going on with this chair. That’s what’s supposed to happen with a learning project, right?

Just for fun, check this out:

Inside the chair, I found 30 cents, a Canada flag pin, a stamp, and a bobby pin. The stamp was the most indicative of the era of this chair. See?

How long ago do you think Easter Seals would have put such a politically incorrect term on their stamps? After some quick research, my guess places this stamp, and, therefore, my chair, somewhere in the 80s or early 90s.

In fact, it’s likely at least as old as I am.

Anyone know anything else about these stamps?

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