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19th C. American Hats + Helmet w/ Brass Insignias

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North America, United States, pre-Civil War to late Indian Wars period, ca. second half of the 19th century CE. A fine gathering of three interesting hats from the periods of the Civil War and Indian Wars. First is a pre-Civil War era slouch hat with a malleable brim lined with tan thread, a brown sweat band and a decorative exterior cord, and a cast-molded brass infantry bugler insignia. Second is a top hat - made by the David Hat Co. of New York - with a wide brim, a leather exterior belt, a brass American eagle insignia, and a dark brown, nearly black ostrich feather on the verso. Third is a Model 1881 Indian Wars cavalry dress helmet made by M.C. Lilley & Co. of Columbus, Ohio with a woven cord, brass insignias of the American eagle and thirteen stars within thirteen cloud form protrusions, and a prominent brass top bar with a dyed horsehair plumb. A faint signature as well as "CO.A., 2nd Reg't" are written on the interior surface. Size of largest (Model 1881): 10.875" L x 6.5" W x 11.7" H (27.6 cm x 16.5 cm x 29.7 cm)

Provenance: private J.H. collection, Beaverton, Oregon, USA, acquired in September and December 2018; (1881 dress helmet) ex-private Shirley, New York, USA collection; (top hat w/ ostrich feather) ex-private Cartersville, Georgia, USA collection; (infantry bugler hat) ex-private Orlando, Florida, USA collection

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Condition
Slouch hat has fraying to brim lining and hat cord, bending to insignia, and light staining to exterior cloth wrap. Top hat has fraying to brim lining, slight bending to insignia, and age-commensurate desiccation to leather belt; ostrich feather is likely a replacement of original. Model 1881 helmet has abrasions to brim, slight bending to brass insignias, and fading to interior text; cord and horsehair are likely replacements of originals. All hats are wearable as shown.
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19th C. American Hats + Helmet w/ Brass Insignias

Estimate $3,000 - $4,500
Jan 14
Starting Price $1,200
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0097: 19th C. American Hats + Helmet w/ Brass Insignias

Sold for $1,200
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Est. $3,000 - $4,500Starting Price $1,200
Arms & Armor | Antiquity to Present Day
Thu, Jan 14, 2021 12:00 PM
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Lot 0097 Details

Description
...
North America, United States, pre-Civil War to late Indian Wars period, ca. second half of the 19th century CE. A fine gathering of three interesting hats from the periods of the Civil War and Indian Wars. First is a pre-Civil War era slouch hat with a malleable brim lined with tan thread, a brown sweat band and a decorative exterior cord, and a cast-molded brass infantry bugler insignia. Second is a top hat - made by the David Hat Co. of New York - with a wide brim, a leather exterior belt, a brass American eagle insignia, and a dark brown, nearly black ostrich feather on the verso. Third is a Model 1881 Indian Wars cavalry dress helmet made by M.C. Lilley & Co. of Columbus, Ohio with a woven cord, brass insignias of the American eagle and thirteen stars within thirteen cloud form protrusions, and a prominent brass top bar with a dyed horsehair plumb. A faint signature as well as "CO.A., 2nd Reg't" are written on the interior surface. Size of largest (Model 1881): 10.875" L x 6.5" W x 11.7" H (27.6 cm x 16.5 cm x 29.7 cm)

Provenance: private J.H. collection, Beaverton, Oregon, USA, acquired in September and December 2018; (1881 dress helmet) ex-private Shirley, New York, USA collection; (top hat w/ ostrich feather) ex-private Cartersville, Georgia, USA collection; (infantry bugler hat) ex-private Orlando, Florida, USA collection

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#153266
Condition
...
Slouch hat has fraying to brim lining and hat cord, bending to insignia, and light staining to exterior cloth wrap. Top hat has fraying to brim lining, slight bending to insignia, and age-commensurate desiccation to leather belt; ostrich feather is likely a replacement of original. Model 1881 helmet has abrasions to brim, slight bending to brass insignias, and fading to interior text; cord and horsehair are likely replacements of originals. All hats are wearable as shown.

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