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Posted 2 years ago

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Bootson
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Found a few hats at the thrift store 1/2 off sale. I think most of the charms are from Cracker Jack but a few I don't know. The crossed canons are a military "sweetheart" charm. I wonder what some of the others might be. The R ? - the green enameled one ? - PU ?
I have seen caps like this but do not know much about them. When were they most popular ? Did kids actually wear them?

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  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    These were very popular in the 30's and 40's, and children would wear these with pride. Thanks for sharing your find.
  2. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Had to look, but thought I had one posted, and yep I did, here's another:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/33312-1930s-jughead-felt-beanie
  3. Bootson Bootson, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the info & link. I checked it out - great beanie !

    I wonder how common they were then and now.
  4. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Updated photos if you wish to check them, more things on cap that download allows, lol. But did put the "Wings" up.
  5. Bootson Bootson, 2 years ago
    kerry - nice little Pratt & Whitney wings.

    Bellin - I often buy hats that don't fit. Luckily this is way way too small for my fat head.
  6. Bootson Bootson, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the loves Blunderbuss, Bellin & kerry.

    Blunderbuss - it would be fun to burn some BP sometime, too bad it is a little more than an afternoon drive to your place.
  7. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    This is wonderful . Love it !!! reminds me of Jug Heads hat from cartoons :-)
  8. Bootson Bootson, 2 years ago
    Mani - seems to me Dennis the Menace had one too.

    Bellin - 50 years ago maybe. :)
  9. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    LOL , Bootson, you model yours and post, I'll do same. :-), we're both to old but what the heck
  10. Bootson Bootson, 2 years ago
    OK I'm game.
  11. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    Love it ! you look like you feel like a kid again in it . How fun ! Thanks for sharing this and now we wait for Kerry to show his face :-) he will do it ponytail and all :-)))))
  12. Bootson Bootson, 2 years ago
    The kid is always there, along with the "others". Mwha-ha-ha-ha-ha
  13. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Sorry so slow, had to ride to town, posting mine now, oh how fun
  14. Bootson Bootson, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love petey, Manikin & mustangtony
  15. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Delightful hat!!! : )

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