This lovely woven straw cloche flapper hat has a silk lined brim, is trimmed with a two-piece screw-in Bakelite hatpin, and bears the coveted NRA (National Recovery Act) Blue Eagle label that was used only in the years 1933-1935.
The label reads:
NRA Mfd under Milly Code with the capital letter T and is numbered 746910.
This measures 24" around the inside band.
The curved butterscotch Bakelite hat pin is quite rare, too, as it's in two pieces, and screws together. We are selling this with the hat, since that is the way we acquired her.
This hat is in remarkable conditon, she is now wearable again. The silk liner is not perfect, but she is far better than when we acquired her: she had purple watermarks and brown staining all the way around: we gently dabbed and dried her back to her creamy white beauty.
We are a member of The VFG, The Vintage Fashion Guild.
Vintage 1933-1935 NRA Blue Eagle Label Black Straw Cloche Hat with Bakelite Hat Pin Hatpin