Outstanding Gage 1930s Black Top Hat Tilt Topper Vintage Hat with a large full veil. This is an incredibly grand topper hat from an important maker that you see in many of the wonderful movies from the 30s. The veil is much larger than usual, covering the entire neck and reaching down to chest level. It is decorated with large individual rhinestones and there is an elastic chin strap.
The label reads, “Gage Brothers & Co Since 1856 Chicago New York”. Size is tagged 22 but it is really universal as it sits on top of the head tilted forward and it comes in a vintage hat box measuring 10 x 10 x 7 inches.
Condition is a pristine NM with no flaws or signs of use to be found. Basically a never worn hat that was stored very safely in its box all these years. Bright, clean and glossy inside and out and no breaks in the veil. A perfect example of the style for any advanced collection.