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Discussion in 'Hats' started by Donato, Jan 20, 2008.
THAT is a really nice one!!
That Sovereign is gorgeous! Quite a find.
Beautiful finds guys!!
As is yours, thanks.
I especially like this provenance in the one own.
I'll drop a few photos of my recently found "The Sovereign" in here while this thread is near the top to remind me.
DSCN6241 by Michael A2012, on Flickr
DSCN6238 by Michael A2012, on Flickr
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.
DSCN6245 by Michael A2012, on Flickr
No wind trolley and no store name stamp.
DSCN6234 by Michael A2012, on Flickr
Soft and substantial feeling felt
DSCN6233 by Michael A2012, on Flickr
DSCN6034 by Michael A2012, on Flickr
Looks like a great hat. WIth a bit of steaming and brushing it'll be back to its former glory in no time.
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.
1950's - 1960's Sovereign sweat embossing with lazy "O".
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.
Don't know the significance of the red striped liner.
1960's maple leaf crest & embossing. No crest protector in liner.
Pre metric rectangular size tag.
Google search for a William or Bill Bever has not produced a good possible match.
I like that. An unusual one.
Wonderful liner. My crappy eyesight read "Bill Beaver" and I thought what a great name for a hat guy!
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.
Glad you bumped this thread Jack.
Very nice hat.
Very nice. Great job on the pencil curl, and I love that liner.
Another nice one !
Very similar to my Twenty with the Mode Edge and older round size tag: