1920s Stetson No. 1 Quality western

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This vintage cowboy hat was made in the 1920s by the John B. Stetson Co. of Philadelphia, PA and was sold by the E.C. Olson Co. of Rapid City, SD.  It has a high, square sided, square topped crown with shallow dents, a bound brim with a light flange and a mid-width ribbon.  It is a 7-1/4, with a 3″ brim and a 5″ crown.

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1930s Stetson Boss of the Plains

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This is a rare John B. Stetson Boss of the Plains, made in their No. 1 quality fur felt.  Known as the “hat that won the west”, this was a real working cowboy’s style, with a flat, raw edge brim and a short, straight sided crown. This is a relatively late production example of the model, which can be dated between 1933 and 1935 by the NRA Code tag. The brim measures 3-1/16″ and the crown measures 4-3/8″.

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1920s Stetson Clear Nutria cowboy hat

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This vintage cowboy hat was made in the 1920s by the John B. Stetson Company of Philadelphia, PA from Clear Nutria felt. Interestingly for such a huge western style, it was sold by John S. Harman & Son, Hatters, 87 New Bond Street, London.  The felt is amazingly pliable, with a high crown, a curled brim edge and a thin ribbon.  The lining is green, and the sweatband is textured brown leather, both bear a very detailed Stetson stamp. The lot no on the back of the sweatband, 5157, helps to date the hat.  The brim measures 4-1/4″, the crown measures 6-1/4″.

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Royal Stetson Playboy fedora hat

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This vintage hat was made in the mid 1950s by the John B. Stetson Co. from their Royal Stetson grade felt.  It is their famous “Playboy” model, with lightweight felt, a stitched raw edge brim, marrow ribbon and diamond shaped bents on the side of the crown.  The hat is a size 7-3/8, with a 2-3/4″ brim and a 5-3/8″ crown.

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Stetson 7X Clear Beaver cowboy hat

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This vintage hat was made in the 1950s by the John B. Stetson Company. It is their high end 7X Clear Beaver Quality and has a 3-1/8″ brim. There is no size tag and no reorder tags under the sweatband, but the opening measures 7-3/8″ by 6-1/8″, with a 21-1/2″ circumference.

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Boss Raw Edge Stetson cowboy hat

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This vintage hat was made in the 1920s by the John B. Stetson Company of Philadelphia, PA from clear nutria felt with a “Boss Raw Edge” brim treatment for the Vic Hanny Co. of Phoenix, Arizona. The hat has a 4″ brim, a 1-1/4″ ribbon with a twisted knot and feathered trailing edge. The sweatband is marked LOT 6300, along with Reingold and Getz. There is a tag, which has been taped back together at some point, under the sweatband which reads,”Hat Satisfaction is a part of what you pay for herein buying a hat; there’s no extra charge for it. If you don’t get it bring back the hat; the money is on call. Vic Hanny Co.” The hat has six cattle brands branded into the felt.

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1940s Mexican Export Stetson fedora

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This vintage fedora was made in Philadelphia, PA in the mid 1940s by the John B. Stetson company. Interestingly, it was a rare export model, sold in Mexico. As such, it has variants on the early style reorder tags and on the size tag, with the sizes in metric. The hat has a raw edge brim and a self-felt hatband. It is made in a luxurious “suede finish” fur felt. The hat is creased with a teardrop crown. It has the early style detailed Stetson imprints on the sweatband and liner, transitional sweatband construction, and was sold by Salinas y Rocha, Alameda, Mexico

Size: 7
Brim Width: 2-3/4″
Crown Height: 5-1/4″

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