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The STETSON WAY, Advertising and ephemera of the Golden Era

Discussion in 'Hats' started by M Hatman, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. Ok, a LOT of great threads have been broken with lost links and other issues. This is my modest attempt to set up a thread dedicated to STETSON and its paper world of advertising and support in the golden era (roughly 1920 to 1960).
    Through this thread I will post some of my collection as best as I can. I do hope others will come in with thier fun Stetson stuff....,..
    All the Best,
    M
    Lets start with my store poster from the mid 30's advertising lithograph introduction of the Stetson, "The Avenue" with style as they say. Really nice artwork by R L Kauffman entitled "Bon Voyage". In this work Both are wearing Stetsons acording to the back of the poster. It is framed.....so a little hard to get a great image.
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  2. 1949 Stetsonian ads.....from the Saturday Evening Post.
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    Bartender.....why are these posting sideways?
     
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  3. 1922 Stetsonian.....,
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  4. 1935......on of my all time favorite ads......."Like my new Stetsonm Dad?" Saturday Evening Post, September 14th of that year.
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  5. Here are some match books.....
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  6. Here is a cool 1960 ad for the Stetson "Candidate", note how you get to pick your bow pin....
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  7. 1948.....Stetson Westerns....each hat is identified !
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  8. October 1932.....Stetson is reducing the prices on their hats!!! Identifies their full quality range offered!
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  9. 1940's Stetson "Whippet" ink blotter......
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  10. 50's or 60's Stetson playing card.....
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  11. Series 1966 perferred stock certificate.....issued in 1977. A little later than "the golden era" but I thought interesting enough to include.....
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  12. Late 1940's Stetson Whippet and a 1953 Ambassador ad.
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  13. Two wartime ads.....
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  14. Pre-war.....late 1930's......note the first "Open Road".........
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  15. Some of my favorite ads let us men know how we should "put it together"......AND how to attract the women.......1940's.
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  16. The famous "Benchley" ad.....1941!
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  17. Great job Hatman, thanks for posting those. I know my Stetsons have the women all chasing me. My wife is getting tired of it.:rolleyes:
     
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  18. 1953......Imperial Bantam......"Lighter Than Air"! They should have added a wind cord for that one!;):)
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  19. Merry Christmas.......1943 style!
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    PS....I just HAD to include the attached liquors ad.....a sure way to be merry!!
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  20. Here is a Stetson gift box.......1940's?? Does have the stars in the crest and a Felt Hat!
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