Vintage Stetson - The Sovereign?

Discussion in 'Hats' started by Donato, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Redfokker

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    That Sovereign is gorgeous! Quite a find.
     
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  2. Rogera

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    Beautiful finds guys!!
     
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  3. Rockwater

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    As is yours, thanks.
    I especially like this provenance in the one own.
     
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  4. Michael A

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    I'll drop a few photos of my recently found "The Sovereign" in here while this thread is near the top to remind me.
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    A Twenty dollar hat then was a bit nicer than a $20 hat today. Has some staining on the liner as you can see and there are a few spots on the felt. I'll try to clean it up one of these days. The sweat seems to be in excellent condition.
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    No wind trolley and no store name stamp.
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    Soft and substantial feeling felt
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    Michael
     
  5. steur

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    Looks like a great hat. WIth a bit of steaming and brushing it'll be back to its former glory in no time.
     
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  6. 1960's Sovereign, custom 2-3/4" RE X 5-3/4" open, 2-cord ribbon. Needs a bit of straightening up yet, now that it's dry from the rework.

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    1950's - 1960's Sovereign sweat embossing with lazy "O".

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    As might be expected with a custom order no inventory or reorder tags were found. No $20 price tag. Felt & hand are much better than any of my 3X's & my Twenty-five, but my Twenty-five is late in the production run.

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    Don't know the significance of the red striped liner.

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    1960's maple leaf crest & embossing. No crest protector in liner.

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    Pre metric rectangular size tag.

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    Google search for a William or Bill Bever has not produced a good possible match.
     
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  7. Bamaboots

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    I like that. An unusual one.
     
  8. belfastboy

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    Wonderful liner. My crappy eyesight read "Bill Beaver" and I thought what a great name for a hat guy!
     
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  9. Here I have one of the last of the breed (before the sellout). A Stetson Sovereign with the felted "mode edge". Has the pre-metric square tag, wide ribbon with wind cord and is quite tapered as was the style of the mid-60's. Felt is actually not too bad.......Darker than the photo's it is a rich chocolate brown with a dark brown/grey ribbon and cord. IMG_20191116_123701.jpg IMG_20191116_123733.jpg IMG_20191116_123721.jpg
     
  10. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Glad you bumped this thread Jack.
    Very nice hat.
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  11. Hagwood

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    Very nice. Great job on the pencil curl, and I love that liner.
     
  12. Hagwood

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    Another nice one !

    Very similar to my Twenty with the Mode Edge and older round size tag:


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