-The hat did not belong to Col. Norman H. Runge as he did not live at Bocket Rd in New York (as shown on the receipt in your video). Although a Norman H. Runge did live on Bocket Rd, this was a Norman H. Runge who was old enough to be sending his 18 year old son Glenn to Rensselaer in 1952 and could not have been the Colonel.Hi there chapeau fans.
I am new to the forum, in fact I am new to all forums. So please bear with me as I learn forum etiquette.
I joined to learn more about vintage hats and the people who appreciate them.
I’m seeking information and perhaps appraisal value on a recent purchase I made.
I purchased a Peter Brothers Shady Pine Forty from a retired pilot.
He acquired this hat from a retired Colonel, who had an interesting/ impressive military war career.
I wonder if his ownership adds provenance adds to the value this impressive hat.
Also, the box it came and receipt.
It’s got that old aroma .
The receipt appears to be dated 1949. What do you think of my hat, can you share any history or specs, I am interested in your opinion as to the value.
Appreciate you and your information.
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-Future Col. Norman H. Runge lived at 2424 McKinley St Omaha Nebraska in 1952
Omaha Nebraska Evening World Herald 8-23-2052
Future Col. Runge
Orange New York Journal News 10-21-1952
Hat owner, and not future Col. Runge
North Omaha Booster, 8-12-1954 (Nebraska)
Lt. Norman H. Runge marriage announcement
Evening World Herald Nebraska 4-9-1955 Norman H. Runge commissioned 2nd LT.
Journal News, Orange NY, 4-16-1954 Hat owner, not Col. Runge
During WWII the hat owner Norman Henry Runge lived about 4 miles from my current address with his wife Ruth
Col. Runge's wife's name was Jean as seen in his 2006 obituary