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Can you Help Date this Stetson Box?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by clubwitsend, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. clubwitsend

    clubwitsend Practically Family

    Hello All...

    So I went to one of my favorite vintage stores back home in Ohio to shop...and ended up walking out with an old Stetson hat box...mine's in better condition than this photo (found on ebay), but can anyone tell me what era it's from???



  2. I have a box that looks similar that came with a hat that I've determined is from the late 40s-early 50s. It's not an exact science. [huh]
  3. Definitely not an exact science. I've found that if you find eBay auctions for hats with their original boxes, it can help, but sometimes even those are inaccurate - while the hatbox may be of the same maker, it may not be the original box that the hat came in. To make matters more difficult, it appears that some stores would give you a box from a different maker -- a Churchill in a Champ box, a Portis in a Wormser box, a Penney's Marathon in a Marshall Fields box, etc.
  4. I have noticed lately very modern Stetsons being auctioned & photos taken with very vintage boxes...
  5. clubwitsend

    clubwitsend Practically Family

    That's about when I was guessing....

    I didnt buy a hat with it at all....I just love collecting hat boxes, and got one for my guy cos he loves Stetsons!
  6. I just found a picture of a Stetson Whippet still in its open crown shape and original $10.00 price tag with its original hatbox:


    Same box as yours. Definitely 40's. Early 50's at the latest.
  7. jimmy the lid

    jimmy the lid I'll Lock Up

    I have always associated that particular hat box with lids from the 50's.


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