A fantastic Vintage Edwardian Stetson Black Felt Bowler or Derby Hat in pristine condition. A super collectors quality example of this famous style which has a 1" grosgrain ribbon and brim edging. There is no lining and the head band is labeled "John B Stetson Co. Grand Prize 1900 Paris". Not usually seen is the internal paper crown label that is still present and firmly attached.
Tagged size 6 7/8 with the head opening measuring 7.5" front to back and 6" side to side while the over all internal circumference measures app. 22.125". There is an Oshkosh Wis store label embossed into the leather head band.
Condition is EX/NM vintage with no flaws to mention. Appears like NOS to me as it is completely clean and fresh like new with no marks, stains, dents, or mothing. Inside is bright and fresh as well with the original paper crown label present and no wear, stains or rub to the soft and supple, firmly attached, leather head band. Not only looks never worn but it was stored with much care all these years as well given there is not even any dustiness to report.
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