According to information when I did research solid color crest is from the 1940s, only with a plastic tip protector.
It appears to have been barely worn if that and is in excellent vintage condition. Not only do you get the hat but you get the original box.
While the company featured Dobbs’ name, it was almost certainly the brainchild of John Cavanagh and Robert A. Holmes. Cavanagh usually took the credit, but considering the integral role Holmes played in the company’s marketing, and that the entire idea of Dobbs & Co. was built around a marketing scheme, Holmes should probably be equally credited. Dobbs & Co. served several purposes at once for C&K. First, it gave them a retail outlet of their own in New York City
The new Dobbs Fifth Avenue store was an integral part of this plan, coupled with the mass merchandising campaign in New York City, and in any city that had a Dobbs agency. Dobbs Fifth Avenue was designed to “establish the Dobbs hat in the consciousness of the well-dressed New Yorker and all that Fifth Avenue means to the outside world…to impress the dealers throughout the country with this acceptance by these fashion dictators, and… to demonstrate to these dealers a set of radically different hat merchandising methods
Has The Original Hat Box
5" Pinch Crown
Size 7 & 1/8
Inside diameter 22"
100% Genuine Felt
Grosgrain Ribbon Hat Band w/ Side Bow
Feather on side
I am dating this hat to be from the 1940s as it has a solid color crest and a plastic tip protector
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