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    Posted 5 years ago

    jscott0363
    (520 items)

    Hello CW friends!!

    As many of you already know, I also have a collection of antique top hats and cases. Today, we have my double top hat carrying case. It's made of leather and would have carried two top hats, of course. It's beautifully lined with red satin, as most of them were back then.

    This one is from the late 1800's period. Back in the day, ladies and gentlemen traveled with their elaborate hats packed separately as hats were a very important part of their daily dress. This one still has the initials of the gentleman who originally owned this.

    Though the leather has aged over the years, it's still very supple. And, considering it's age, this one is still in very nice condition. It's the only double top hat carrier that I have in my collection. There are triple top hat carrying cases out there and I plan to add one of those my collection in the coming years.

    I'll be posting some more of my top hats and cases in the coming weeks.

    Thanks for stopping and having a look!!

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      What a great looking case Scotty.
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks Roy!!
      I have many, in my collection, that are similar, but this is the only double carrier that I own. Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping in. Always appreciated my friend!!
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      rockbat,
      Thanks very much for the appreciation and for stopping by. Very much appreciated!!
    4. AzTom AzTom, 5 years ago
      Very nice!
    5. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      It is a beautiful case Scott! Look forward to seeing more of your collection!!!
    6. mareredware mareredware, 5 years ago
      Very cool jscott! Must have been owned by a very fashionable fellow to require not one, but two top hats! I love containers...not the plastic we use today, but the boxes and trunks , cases and fabric bags of yesteryear! Thank you for sharing! Mary
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Tom,
      Thanks so very much!! Thanks also for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always a true pleasure!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Judy,
      Thanks very much for the lovely comment! I have about a dozen, or more, antique top hats and cases. I've posted several over the past couple of years and will be posting several more in the coming weeks. Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Always a real pleasure to have you drop in and comment!
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Mary,
      Thanks very much!! It seems that ladies and gentlemen both were a bit vain back in the day. They traveled with hat boxes/cases, collar and cuff cases, not to mention the many trunks they used. Fascinating for me to have these items in my possession and learning the history behind these items. Lots of fun! Thanks for the love and for stopping in to comment. Always a true pleasure!!
      Scott
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thomas,
      Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping in my friend! Hope all is well with you.
      Scott
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks very much for the loves and for stopping in

      Mani

      and

      ho2cultcha

      Always very truly appreciated!!!
    12. pops52 pops52, 5 years ago
      Amazing case Scott, from the grand old days!
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Pops,
      Yes, this is most definitely from the grand ole days when the main transportation was horse and buggy! Thanks so very much for the comment, the appreciation and for stopping by. Always a real pleasure!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks so very much for the appreciations and for taking time to stop by

      getthatmonkeyoutofme

      Ken

      and

      vertraio50

      All very much appreciated!!!!
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      A bit late for the Derby !! ?? !!
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Yep, vetraio50! But hey, there's always next year:)
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Mike,
      Thanks very much for the appreciation and for taking the time to stop by. Always sincerely appreciated!!!
    18. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 5 years ago
      So very cool. :) You are amazing at this.
    19. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      That is quite the nice case.
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      OneGoodFind,
      Thanks so much! Just a good cleaning and conditioning of the leather and this one was completed. Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Always truly appreciated!
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks fortapache for the comment and appreciation! I do certainly appreciate it!
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Michael,
      Thanks very much for the appreciation and for stopping by. Very much appreciated!!
    23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Karen,
      Thank you so much for the love! Glad you like my top hat case. Thanks also for stopping by. Always a pleasure to see you drop by!!
    24. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Ha, there was no luggage weight limitation then... And they had many maids and domestics too... (sigh... old great times, lol)

      Beautiful, as all your cases!
    25. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Kyra,
      Thank you!!! You're absolutely right. Most folks traveled with multiple trunks and cases and many traveled with their personal servants to take care of all of these items for them. A grand period of time for sure. But, those were still difficult times, i'm sure, and I'm truly thankful for all the conveniences and luxuries that we all enjoy on a daily basis today. Thanks very much for the love and for stopping in. Always such a pleasure!!!
    26. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      Hey Scott,really great find wondering if this one is english.That lock is pretty unique. Always nice to see your
      posts as we always get a neat view into the past.
    27. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Drill,
      Really great to see hear from you again! You're spot on my friend! I bought this one from a seller in Great Britain. So yes, I will assume this is definitely English. Thanks for the appreciation and the comment! I got your Craigslist listing a short while ago. I'll check it out shortly. Thanks again!!
    28. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Drill,
      Nice hat box on Craigslist. A bit pricey, but nice! Thanks again!!
      Scott
    29. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks very much for the appreciations and for stopping by

      SEAN

      and

      Rob

      Very sincerely appreciated!!!
    30. Drill Drill, 5 years ago
      Thought it was pricey,but you never know.I figured you would appreciate it, as top hats are your thing.Been busy as of late. I'll stay on the look out for you when I can.
      Who knows maybe i'll find a triple for you.
    31. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks Drill! I found a triple, but I wasn't willing to pay the $1000 asking price! I'm gonna be posting several more cases and hats in the coming weeks, so keep an eye out. I think you'll like those as well! Take care buddy!
    32. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Recordmantime,
      Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping by. Very much appreciated!!
    33. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 5 years ago
      I didn't know there were double hat boxes, thank-you for sharing this information. The case is beautiful!
    34. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      courtenayantiques,
      Thanks very much!! Not only are there double top hat cases, but triples as well. Still waiting to add a triple to my existing collection of top hats, cases and hat trunks. I have a triple top hat case, but it's from 1930 though. Thanks very much for the love and for stopping by. Very much appreciated!!!!
    35. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thank you kivatinitz for the love and for stopping by. Always sincerely appreciated!!!
    36. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 5 years ago
      I'll have to keep my eye out for a double or triple!
    37. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      courtenayantiques,
      The doubles are a bit cheaper than the triples. The really nice triples, that I want, seem to always be going for $700 and up. I'll find mine eventually. Thanks again for dropping by!
    38. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      trunkman,
      Thanks very much for the appreciation and for taking time to stop by. Always such a pleasure to have you drop by!!
    39. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks very much for the loves and for stopping by

      myoldkyhome

      and

      SEAN

      Always very truly appreciated!!!!
    40. Rick55 Rick55, 5 years ago
      Very nice box Scott! I can practically feel the softness of that beautiful leather!
    41. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 5 years ago
      Hi Scott, I absolutely adore these leather hat cases.
    42. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Rick,
      Thanks so very much! I must agree that this one is a really nice one. Took a lot of cleaning and conditioning, but worth it in the end. Thanks for the love and for stopping by.
    43. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Jean,
      Thanks! I have quite a passion for them myself. Thanks for the wonderful comment and for stopping by.
    44. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      bjb5859,
      Thanks very much for the appreciation and for taking time to stop by. Very much appreciated!!!
    45. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Anna,
      Thanks so very much for the love and for stopping by. Always so good to see you stop in.
    46. inky inky, 5 years ago
      Wow!!! ..gorgeous thing..loooove the inside..and beautiful leather...:-)
    47. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Penny,
      Thanks so much for the wonderful comment!!! Thanks also for the love and for stopping in. So very sincerely appreciated!!!!
    48. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      NevadaBlades,
      Thanks so very much for the appreciation and for taking time to stop by. Always very much appreciated!!!!
    49. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Trey,
      Thanks very much for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always appreciated!!
    50. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 months ago
      FatBoy,
      B.Kay,
      bijoucaillouvintage,
      Jenni
      and
      ho2cultcha
      Thank you all very much for the loves and for stopping in!!!

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