Made between 1928 and 1932, this vintage bank bag bears the stamp of the Seaside Trust Company, located in Margate, New Jersey, just down the boardwalk from Atlantic City and home to Lucy the Elephant. The bag bears a transitional double marked Hookless + Talon zipper, only produced from 1928 to 1932. There is a snap, marked YEO (presumably the manufacturer of the bank bag), through the hole of the zipper pull.
This vintage coat was made by Marx & Haas in the mid to late 1920s. The Marx-Made logo found on this jacket was introduced in 1921 and was used through to the late 1920s. The jacket is wool gabardine that has been Cravenette Processed to shed showers. The process became a generic at this period for coats that doubled as lightweight overcoats and as raincoats. The “double service – for clear days for storm days” slogan of Crafenette’s was phased out by the late 1920s. The coat is a double breasted trench coat style, introduced c. 1915. It was originally belted, with an extremely high belt. It is unlined save for the sleeves. There are pass-through pockets to access the contents of your suit pockets without unbuttoning the coat. The fabric is stamped with the Cravenette logo
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 43″
This vintage homburg was made in the 1920s by Warwick. It is made of forest green fur felt, with a center dent and widely spaced front pinches. It has a wide ribbon with a feathered trailing edge, as was the popular style of the day. The hat has an unmarked unreeded sweatband and a silk lining.
This vintage homburg was made in the 1920s by the Gordon hat company. It is an early soft felt style, made before the current definitions of “fedora” and “homburg” had come to be. It is somewhere between the two, with brim flanging similar to a homburg or a lord’s hat, but with a stitched overwelt brim. It has a distinctive wide wale grosgrain ribbon and substantial double bow. It has an unreeded sweatband, still soft and in excellent condition, with all stitching present and accounted for. It has an incredibly detailed seal imprinted on the leather, and on the lining. The lining is of a fancy style which fell out of fashion in the 1930s. The sweatband has a taped, rather than a stitched rear seam, a detail rarely seen on later US made hats. It has a sticker size tag (also common in the 1920s era), which is in excellent condition. There is the early style large union tag under the sweatband, along with an early style size stamp. The condition of this hat, particularly the presence of details like the perfectly clean size tag, indicate this hat was rarely, if ever worn. It’s a truly incredible time capsule of a hat, produced almost 90 years ago.Size: 7-1/4Brim Width: 2-1/2″Ribbon Width: 2-1/4″
This vintage hat, like the other 1920s one I’m selling at the moment, was made by the Gordon Hat Company. It is a forest green fur felt, with a long nap velour finish. This felt finish was popular in the 1910s and 1920s. The hat is in the fuzzy middleground between fedora, homburg and lords hat, with flanging similar to a homburg, but a stitched overwelt brim. This style pretty much dropped off the radar by the 1930s. The hat has a wide purple ribbon, which has a feathered trailing edge. Other than Cavanagh, this bow detail, so popular at the time this hat was produced, was dropped by most hat manufacturers by the end of the 1930s. The hat has an unreeded russet color sweatband, marked “genuine velour”. The liner has long since gone missing. The sticker size tag on the rear seam of the leather is still legible, and reads 7-1/4. The hat has the old style large union tag, size stamp and a Gordon manufacturer’s tag.Size: 7-1/4Brim Width: 2-1/4″Ribbon Width: 2-1/4″
This one is ancient and unusual. It’s not a panama, but it’s similar. I’m not sure the country of origin of the straw. Marked Genuine Madagascar, but knowing the old straw names, that could mean anything. Stitched crown with taped seams. White sweatband with nouveau markings. Sold by M.E. Blatt – Importer – Boardwalk Atlantic City, NJ.