Spotted this one on Ebay and a friend who was looking for an OR type lid snagged it after I pointed it out to him.
Showed up today, pretty nice shape, cattleman crease, silverbelly type color, three cord band, dimensions are pretty darn close to the Stetson OR and the Resistol San Antonio I have. I think it's fur felt.
The leather sweat is marked "Special Quality Hand-Creased by Bailey". There is a paper size tag showing 7-1/4. Under the sweat in the same area as the size tag attached to the inside crown is a tag that reads "To Duplicate" with a printed "7-1/4" in the size box, and a stamped "Stockman" in the style box.
Cream colored liner has a three shield crest and is marked "Bailey Royal" and "Made in California" with a line of stars separating the two phrases.
The hat came in a cardboard box marked on one side "Bailey Western Hat" with no other marking or date info.
The style and condition of the box makes me guess it's from the late forties - fifties era.
Any guesses as to when it was made?
I looked through "The Other Open Roads" thread and saw nothing quite the same, although the "Stockman" style hat from the Miller-Stockman catalogs sure looks like this hat.