Miniature Dobbs Octagonal Hat Box with original replica Fedora inside. LAST ONE, the others are sold. Box is 4” by 3 1/2”, 2 1/2” tall, has lift off lid. This eight sided cardboard box and lid are covered with black glossy paper, with yellow detailing and printing, has two images of horse drawn carriage on the sides. The lid is inscribed Dobbs Fifth Avenue Hats New York and the ends are inscribed It's the Dobbs. Inside is a miniature dark blue plastic man's hat. “DOBBS is impressed on interior crown crease. Hat is 3 3/4” by 3 1/4” 1 1/2” tall, sides of the brim are upturned. Both box and hat are in excellent condition. See photos. Often referred incorrectly as salesman's samples. Actually they were promotional "gift" hats. The miniature hat in box was purchased as a gift. The receiver who in turn would then it take into the store to "redeem" the prepaid hat. The intent was that the hat would be properly fitted to the customer. See photos. (INV. 10647)
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