He even set up a web page telling the story and legend of the hat.
Also it seems someone put this same hat up on ebay two years ago and was posted on FL
ALSO!! (From the Clint Eastwood forums in 2009)
"I feel I need to explain something to everyone and get something straight. I have watched Pale Rider easily over 2000 times. I'm very, very familiar with this hat. Band size, brim width, everything. I just thought I'd put it up here to see if anyone was interested. And no the $20,000.00 isn't a typo.
This is just like the Jackson Barrett auto auctions. None of those cars are worth anywhere close to the values that those people pay for them. So for a while what's wrong with me trying to make as much as I can. I see clothes, cars, magazines, houses and everything else on ebay and craigslist all the time that is priced well beyond what it's worth.
The story about this hat on the link is true. No one that I spoke to could really verify Stetson made the thing. And if they did how many. I have never seen another one like it.
If someone has one, please send me a picture. If someone worked for Stetson, please call me so we can discuss it.
For the meantime I just wanted to try and sell it. If I'm to high for now after a while I'll lower the price.
I feel to a hat collector it might be worth something. I'm not saying it's the hat Clint is wearing. If it was I'd have over a million on it because to me that's what it's worth.
Looks like he came down in price a little from the original 20k XD