In Europe, in the past as well as now, there is no such thing as a German Angora breed. It has always been the Americans who wanted to call a certain type of Angora as "German Angora". ARBA in 1987 turned down the name German Angora in favor of Giant Angora to distinguish it from the other three breeds of Angora that were already in existence: English Angora, French Angora and Satin Angora. Eventually Giant Angora was accepted into the ARBA standard of perfection in 1988.
|This is a page in the 1971 American Rabbit Journal, a breeder by the name of N. Stokman indicated that she was one of the first person who had imported Angora from W. Germany, but they were not called German Angora. |
|The second part of the letter deals with wool coop and spinning equipment. |
In the next section, one can read a letter from the Ashford company advertising walnut stained spinning kit for $40 each or $30.60 each if one buys in the lot of 5. In natural color $35 each kit or $26.35 each in the lot of 5.
Comparing to the price today, these seem to be better "investment" than some of the collectibles!!!