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    Posted 8 years ago

    jscott0363
    (651 items)

    The latest addition to my top hat and trunk collection. Here is a antique Colbert beaver silk top hat and leather trunk. It was made by Colbert expressly for the Marshall-Field & Co. store in Chicago. Marshall-Field & Co. was an upscale department store that was founded in Chicago in 1852. They were bought out by Macy's, I believe in 2005, and the last Marshall-Field store was closed in 2006.

    The trunk is made of leather and in very good condition for it's age. The initials on the side of the hat trunk (CHC) are also the same initials inside of the top hat. The beaver silk top hat is also in very good condition, given it's age. For those of you wondering, the velvet pillow is a hat polishing pillow. Most did not survive, so it's very rare to find the complete original set with trunk, hat and hat polishing pillow. The hat polishing pillow also has the Marshall-Field & Co. logo on it.

    I'm not quite sure of the age of this one, but, judging by the type of handle and latch used, I'm going to place this around 1900-1910. The trunk has a serial number stamped into the leather on the back that reads 1003. This is the first top hat trunk that I've ever seen a serial number stamped on.

    Thanks for looking!!
    Scott

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    Comments

    1. pops52 pops52, 8 years ago
      Nice addition to your awesome collection Scott!
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 8 years ago
      very beautiful!!
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 years ago
      Thanks pops!!
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 years ago
      Thanks Sean!!
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 years ago
      Thanks PatSea!! This hat is way small, but I still couldn't pass it up.
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the love petey!!
    7. Jewels Jewels, 8 years ago
      Love the look of this one Scott! Very nice!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 years ago
      Thanks Julie!! This one has a slightly nicer interior than some of my others do.
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the loves
      fortapache
      racer4four
      kydur
      vetraio5-
      offialfuel
      Julie
      Patsea
      Sean
      pops
      and
      petey!!
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 years ago
      Thanks Cindy!!
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the loves
      Cindy
      and
      trgrubaugh
      I do appreciate it very much!!
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the love walksoftly!!
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the love freiheit!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the love SherwoodTrunks!!
    15. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 8 years ago
      Lovely post! Why is it called beaver silk? Is it because of the thickness of it? Beaver fur is very soft and thick with lots of strands. Sorry if the question sounds a bit dum but I'm interested in why it's called that :)
    16. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 8 years ago
      I understand, thankyou for a very interesting lesson on this! I've heard the word and always wondered about it. Thankyou!
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 years ago
      Thanks chrissylovescats for the love!! I do appreciate it!!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 years ago
      Thanks clockerman for the love!!
    19. TrunkerMarvin TrunkerMarvin, 8 years ago
      Wow, beautiful hat and trunk! Great addition to your collection. I have one old masonic hat and trunk, but of course a totally different style. I think you are probably pretty close on the age, or could be a little older. Some mink oil polish would be great for the leather trunk, unless you prefer to use some other preservative polish.
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 years ago
      Thanks TrunkerMarvin!! I do appreciate the comment and love. Since I posted this one, I have glycerin saddle soaped it and conditioned it with some high quality mink oil. I also applied a very light coat of leather dye to even out the color of the trunk. Made a world of difference. You're probably right that it may be a little older than 1900. Glad you like it.
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the love surfdub66!!! Much appreciated!
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the love Trey!! Much appreciated!!
    23. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 8 years ago
      nothing like a beaver on your head ....smiling
    24. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the comment Roycroftbooksfromme1. Thanks for the appreciation as well.
    25. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 years ago
      Thanks for the love wruthie1984. Much appreciated!!!
    26. jscott0363 jscott0363, 10 months ago
      Jenni,
      hunterglee,
      clockerman
      and
      vcal
      Thank you all very much for the loves and for stopping in!!!

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