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12-14-2010, 06:20 PM
As an English teacher and a hat enthusiast, I have my students read the book, Boss of the Plains, a story about John B. Stetson and how he created his famous hat. I have been looking for a true version of this hat without much luck. Does anyone know of a venue to find one? What might I expect to pay for a less-than-perfect version? Are they even available?
12-14-2010, 06:50 PM
Fellow lounger Dinerman has one for sale here in the classifieds. Actually an Ebay auction. Here's his link
12-14-2010, 07:23 PM
They come up on Ebay from time to time. I have seen a few in good shape but the $$$$$ were HIGH!
12-14-2010, 07:33 PM
I've got 4. Like Aureliano says, I've got two up now on ebay- planning on putting up a third tomorrow.
12-14-2010, 07:55 PM
Wow, that's real history there!
12-15-2010, 05:21 AM
Anyone see the recent episode of Pawn Stars where the guy thought he bouth an authentic, screen used John Wayne hat? As soon as they showed it was size 7 1/8 I said to my wife, "no way that belonged to the Duke", and the expert started with the same observation.
Poor guy got ripped off.
12-15-2010, 06:07 AM
Bought last month...ebay auction, $200+15 shipping. I was the only bidder.
http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/9327/stetson1bopstyle001.th.jpg (http://img231.imageshack.us/i/stetson1bopstyle001.jpg/)http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/6259/stetson1bopstyle002.th.jpg (http://img10.imageshack.us/i/stetson1bopstyle002.jpg/)
http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/8547/stetson1bopstyle004.th.jpg (http://img28.imageshack.us/i/stetson1bopstyle004.jpg/)http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/7352/stetson1bopstyle003.th.jpg (http://img254.imageshack.us/i/stetson1bopstyle003.jpg/)
01-15-2011, 05:43 AM
I don't know about John Wayne's hat size. But if if you are ever in Hollywood, check this out:
The Suke wore some very small size shoes...
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