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    Posted 5 years ago

    jscott0363
    (477 items)

    Hello CW friends!

    Today we have my Victorian era English made leather top hat case. This one is the rarest one in my collection. It was made by the W. Austin Company in Liverpool. This one was made in 1836.

    This one is in really nice condition still and, with the exception of the single broken latch strap, is nearly 100% complete. Very supple leather that's nicely tooled on the top and sides of this case.

    The name of the original owner is still etched into the top of the leather case. I cannot make out the name completely.

    I'll post the interior of this case in my next post.

    Thanks for stopping and having a look!

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Amazing case Scott.
      I can imagine even then these were an expensive item, designed to carry and expensive hat. So much thought in the design of this so the hat fits perfectly.
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Karen,
      I agree that these cases were a well thought out design. I can't help but try and imagine the owner, what they were like, where they traveled to what kind of life they lived.
      Thanks so much for the awesome comment, the love and for stopping by. Always very truly appreciated!!!
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Celiene,
      Thanks so very much for the love and for stopping by. Always happy to see you drop in and admire my collection!
    4. pops52 pops52, 5 years ago
      Again, very nice Scott!
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      We'll need to get you a hat Thomas!! Thanks for the kind comment and appreciation and for stopping in. Always a pleasure!!!
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Pops,
      Thanks again very much for the appreciation and for dropping by. Much Much Appreciated!!!
    7. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 5 years ago
      Karen's comment was interesting. I love knowing what things used to cost.
      I believe this posts answers my previous question. ;))
      Very cool piece. :)
    8. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 5 years ago
      what a very cool collection jscotto!
    9. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Just beautiful!!! I would love to have one!!!! either one! hat or case would do.......
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      OneGoodFind,
      Back in the mid-1800's a full sized travel trunk would have cost $2.00 to $400. So, I'll assume that something like this would have been $1.00 to $2.00 which would still have been a pretty fair amount of money in those days.
      Thanks so much for the cool comment, the love and for stopping by. Always so very much appreciated!!!
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      ho2culcha,
      Thank you so very much!! Thanks also for the love and for stopping by. Always so good to see you drop by.
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thank you Judy!!!
      There aren't too many from this period and this design, but there are many, like the others I have, that you can find at estate auctions and online. I hope you get one of both. Thanks for the lovely comment and for stopping by. Always a pleasure to have you drop in.
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks very much for the loves and for stopping in

      BB2

      Bonnie

      fortapache

      Roy

      Kyra

      and

      Mike

      All very sincerely appreciated!!!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks so much for the loves and for stopping by

      SEAN

      Radegunder

      aura

      and

      Rick

      Very sincerely appreciated!!!
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      NevadaBlades,
      Thanks so very much for the appreciation and for taking time to stop by. Always very much appreciated!!!!
    16. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Simply amazing -- I have been away for a while and catching up a bit... this stylistically is so cool... love the tooling on the leather... you are working up a museum quality collection js... just sayin'
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Wow, thank you trunkman!! I do love my hat cases for this period. It's just becoming far too difficult to find these items in condition that are not too far gone to restore. This one was in amazing condition when I found it. A very lucky man for sure!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Trey,
      Thanks very much for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always appreciated!!

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