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    Posted 5 years ago

    jscott0363
    (480 items)

    Hello CW friends!!

    I've had this beautiful set for just slightly over a year now, but I've never posted the entire set together, until now. It's a leather covered triple top hat carrying case with three Knox New York top hats. As you can see, by the 1930 period, the top hat brim style had became more flattened than the turned up brim style of earlier periods. The top portion of the hats had also became quite a bit shorter as well.

    The leather case and top hats would date 1932, or prior to that, as the Knox New York logo inside the hats was no longer used after 1932 as the Knox New York hat company merged with Cavanagh and Dunlop hat companies, in 1932, to form The Hat Company at the start of the Great Depression.

    Unfortunately, the case is missing the insert that held the remaining two hats. The two black hats are covered in silk made from a mixture of rabbit and ermine to resemble beaver silk. The grey hat is covered in wool felt.

    The hats and case are in very nice condition still. Whoever once owned this set was more than likely a theatrical performer or some type of traveling performer, as each of the three hats contain two sets of the same initials inside, K.K.G. and W.B.D.M. I would assume these are the initials of the original owner as well as the initials of the theatrical company.

    It could possibly even have been owned by a very high status businessman as well. Anyway, I'd love to find the history of the person who once owned this case and top hats.

    If anyone has and information or thoughts on who this beautiful set would have once belonged to, I'd more than welcome your input.

    Thanks for stopping and having a look!

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      very very beautiful hats and luggage for the hat!!
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      SEAN,
      Thanks so much for the wonderful comment and the quick appreciation! I do sincerely appreciate you!
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Your very welcome jscotto!!
    4. fleafinder fleafinder, 5 years ago
      wow wow wow! for 3 of them:)
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      fleafinder,
      Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I do appreciate the wonderful comment and very happy that you like them as well. Very sincerely appreciated!!
    6. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      Great collection and pictures Scotty hats off to you.
    7. pops52 pops52, 5 years ago
      Amazing Scott, thanks for sharing your wonderful collection with us!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thank you Roy!! I do appreciate the very kind words, the appreciation and for you taking time to stop by. Always greatly appreciated my friend!!
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Well, thank you Pops!!!!
      These are actually the "youngest" top hats I have in my collection. Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always so very genuinely appreciated!!
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks very much for the appreciations

      Mike

      and

      NevadaBlades

      Always sincerely appreciated!!
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thank you for the appreciations and for stopping by

      vetraio50

      and

      Rob

      Always very much appreciated!!!
    12. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Fantastic box and hats Scott. Triple treat!
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks Karen!!
      They all came to me as a set, but I've never had the opportunity to post them as a set. Thanks for the love, the comment and for stopping by. Much appreciated!!!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      vintagelamp,
      Thanks so very much for the love and for stopping by. Always sincerely appreciated!!
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the appreciations and for stopping by

      Michael

      and

      Ken

      Always very much appreciated!!!
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Kurt,
      Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always greatly appreciated my friend!!
    17. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      I don't say fabulous very often Scott...but this set is fabulous!!!!
    18. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      You are set for a night on the town. Your chauffeur will be driving the Duesenberg that night I am thinking.
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Judy,
      Thanks very much for the fabulous comment!! Thanks also for the love and for taking time to stop in. Always very truly appreciated!!
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      fortapache,
      LOL!!! I'm definitely not in short supply of top hats, that's for sure! Thanks for the fun comment, the appreciation and for stopping in. Always very much appreciated!!!
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Thanks so very much for the loves and for stopping by

      kivatinitz

      and

      Mike

      Always very much appreciated!!!
    22. trunkman trunkman, 5 years ago
      Simply love your picture presentations... good to see you having fun with this... another wonderful piece.. indubitably... hats off
    23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      trunkman,
      Thanks so much for the wonderful comment! Thanks also for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always a pleasure to have you drop in and comment om my treasures!
    24. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      vintagelamp,
      Thanks for the love and for stopping by. Always very much appreciated!!
    25. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Rick,
      Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always truly appreciated!!!
    26. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Lisa,
      Thanks so much for the love and for stopping by to admire my top hats. Always very sincerely appreciated!!
    27. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Kyra,
      Thanks so very much for the love and for stopping by. Always such a pleasure to have you drop in!!
    28. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      Trey,
      Thanks very much for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always appreciated!!

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