Vintage 1935 Sears Newsboy Cap in Original Box and Paperwork. 7 1/2

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by Harry Fabian, Aug 21, 2021.

  1. Harry Fabian

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    I'm selling a one of a kind Cap/Hat. It's a Sears Newsboy in a big size 7 1/2 with ALL it's original Paperwork, Original Box, Original Cap liner Paper. I'm not sure it was ever worn actually.

    It cost .89cents in 1935. See the original Invoice. Plus the original Sears Envelope that the owner sent in to order his items.

    It's truly a time capsule.

    I do see one moth nib on the back, but that's all I see. Not bad for 90 years on a shelf.

    Price is $500.00. Yes I realize thats a bit more than the .89 cents originally paid, but does another one of these exist like this?

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  2. belfastboy

    belfastboy I'll Lock Up

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    Such a cool piece of hat history.
     
  3. Edward Reed

    Edward Reed A-List Customer

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    Wow! coolest thing I've seen in a long time!
     
  4. ton312

    ton312

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    Incredibly cool! Amazing piece of Chicago/Sears history.
     
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  5. jonesy86

    jonesy86 I'll Lock Up

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    This belongs in a museum.
     
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  6. But did it really cost less than one cent new? ;)
     
  7. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned One Too Many

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    Listed in the 1935 Spring catalog:
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  8. Johnny J

    Johnny J Call Me a Cab

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    Look at that US Postage stamp. It was .03 cents back then.
     
  9. Johnny J

    Johnny J Call Me a Cab

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    I think the most I ever spent on a vintage 1920s or 1930s cap on ebay was almost $200.00. Who knows, you might find someone that must have it and will pay the price.
     
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  10. tmitchell59

    tmitchell59 I'll Lock Up

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    I live in Illinois, about 45 miles from Carthage, IL. The Carthage jail is where Mormon Founder Joseph Smith was killed.

    I've had great "case candy" in vintage guitar cases, but never in my clothing buys.

    What a find, and the cool link to the original Sears Catalog.
     
  11. hatsRme

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    Quite a find, indeed. Clearly special and rare, and probably should be in a Museum. But, last night on “Pawn Stars” a prospective seller of a rare item (I can’t even recall what it was) was told that “just because it’s rare doesn’t necessarily mean it’s worth a fortune…”
    You may need to include a jar of Vaseline in order to fetch your starting asked price. BOLOTS!!
     
  12. Harry Fabian

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    Funny. Yes Pawn Stars always pay the Highest Price. Is $500 really a Fortune? It's twice what a high end reproduction cost. What do you do with the Vaseline?
     
  13. Harry Fabian

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    sold
     
  14. vintageretromod

    vintageretromod New in Town

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    What an absolute gem!
     

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