Custom “Boss of the Plains” Cow Boy hat, size 7 3/8” FOR SALE

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  1. Thundercolt

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    This fur felt hat is a reproduction, made to look like the original Cow Boy hat created by Stetson. It was referred to as a 4x4, because it has a 4” crown and a 4” brim with a raw edge (like the originals). This hat was made using an old original block. The soft leather sweatband is 2” wide and is sewn in by hand, the liner is cotton with a green plaid print on the sides, the center is stamped with an old time makers mark to look period correct. The measurements at the inside edge of the sweatband are 6 5/8” x 8 1/8”

    Nowadays these original styled Boss of the Plains hats are quite hard to find and are becoming a treasured piece for collectors of Cow Boy hats and trappings of the Old West. Here’s your chance to own a historically correct reproduction for less than 100 bills. Wire “Thundercolt” if you have a hankering for this hat. Selling for $98 plus actual cost of shipping + insurance.

    THE HISTORY: John B. Stetson created the first “Cow Boy” hat in 1865; it was called the “Boss of the Plains”. Below is a period photograph (staged in a studio) showing 2 gents wearing Boss of the Plains hats and a photo of one of the original hats from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
     

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  2. bond

    bond My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Nice looking hat. Is it beaver or ?


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  3. Thundercolt

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    European rabbit fur and beaver blend.
     
  4. Bob Roberts

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    Can you say who did the repro?
     
  5. JackieMatra

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    J. Hiram Saunders
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    Lynchburg

    is what it says on the liner in the photograph on the right end of the upper row.
     
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  6. Thundercolt

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    It was made by the Clearwater Hat Company and is no longer offered. The liner is a reproduction of a period correct liner from the 1865 era.
     
  7. Frunobulax

    Frunobulax

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    If it were a period correct liner, why wouldn't it say Stetson? The obvious answer is copyright, but who was J. Hiram Saunders? Was he a real person and hatter in Lynchburg?
     
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  8. Thundercolt

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    GOOGLE it and find out!
     
  9. Frunobulax

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    I did. I got bupkis. That's why I asked you.
     
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  10. Blackthorn

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    Too funny!
     
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  11. Bob Roberts

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    Lol. Answer Fruno plz. If u kno the answer...
     
  12. Bob Roberts

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    Your eyes are better than mine.
     

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