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two 1950s Montecristi "optimo" Panama hats - mil fino - size 7-1/4 - 1 unworn, 1 unblocked

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I'm helping my mother-in-law sell some of the hundreds of items that she still had after retiring from many decades of being an antiques dealer here in San Francisco. She's not computer literate so I'm handling the on-line things for her.

These two hats were found at an estate sale here in SF some years ago, and have never been offered for sale. Both are 1950s Montecristis in the "optimo" style, both are approximately size 7-1/4 (possibly larger), and both are "mil fino" with well over 1,000 weaves in a square inch. One has been blocked and has a ribbon and sweatband, but appears to have never been worn, and the other is unblocked and unfinished, but appears to be otherwise identical to the first one. There are many pencil notations inside of each, and each is signed in pencil by the weaver.

I'm happy to answer any questions or provide more photos, and if you happen to be in the SF area and want to inspect them in person, that can be arranged.

The auctions end in just 2 days (I would have posted them earlier here, but I was awaiting approval from the site admins.)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/204056372484
https://www.ebay.com/itm/204056453064
 

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