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    Posted 4 years ago

    jscott0363
    (476 items)

    Hello fellow collectors!

    I recently acquired this beautiful leather top hat case. This one is from the 1870-1880 period. You'll notice that as the years progressed on into the 1890's, top hat case designs changed for this "Hat" shaped case to a more "Bucket" shaped design.

    To find one this old and in this condition was just a thrill for me! It even has it's original key that still operates the lock just beautifully.

    This case needed very little attention. A simple cleaning with saddle soap, a bit of mink oil to condition the leather and a good polishing of the brass. The interior has some light staining, but I'm not really concerned about that. The fact that the blue/white striped interior is still intact is good enough for me.

    You'll notice the original owners' initials are still on the top. Not sure if the initials are R.U.N. or R.U.M.. I'd love to have seen the hat that was carried in this case. I'm certain that it was a beauty!

    Thanks for stopping in to have a look!

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. Caperkid, 4 years ago
      Such a great job cleaning . Looks brand new.
    2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 4 years ago
      That's super!!!
    3. pops52 pops52, 4 years ago
      Awesome case Scott! Quite different from the others.
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Roy,
      Thanks very much! I actually didn't spend more than 30 minutes on this one. Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping by as well. Always appreciated!!
    5. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Bonnie,
      Thanks so much!! This is one of my favorites actually, next to my 1836 hat case. Thanks for the love, the comment and for stopping by. Always very truly appreciated!!!
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks Pops!
      Yes, this one is a bit different that my others. I love this style and era of hat cases, but most that I find are totally trashed and irrecoverable. Thanks for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always very much appreciated!!
    7. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thomas,
      Thanks very much for the appreciation and for stopping by. Always appreciated my friend!!
    8. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      buckethead,
      Thanks for the appreciation and for taking time to stop in. Always greatly appreciated!!!!
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks everyone for the loves and for stopping by

      BB2

      Karen

      Rob

      Judy

      Mike

      and

      vetraio

      All very greatly appreciated!!!
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks to all for stopping in to check out my top hat case

      aura

      kivatinitz

      Michael

      and

      ravage60

      Very much appreciated!!!
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      ho2cultcha ,
      Thanks so much for the love and for stopping in. I do appreciate it very much!!
    12. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Sweet Post!! Never have seen one like that----- Ever !!!
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks Rose!!
      This style of top hat case is pretty scarce and has became more difficult to find. I do find them occasionally, but they're usually in such poor, and irrecoverable, condition that they're ready for the garbage can when I do find one. So, to find one in this wonderful condition is always quite a treat for me. Thanks for the sweet comment, the love and for stopping by. Always so very much appreciated!!!
    14. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 4 years ago
      Devine intervention?
      Divine intervention is a term for a miracle caused by a deity's active involvement in the human world. Divine Intervention may also refer to: "Divine Intervention", a 1991 song on Matthew Sweet's album Girlfriend.
      Well, your talent to find is absolutely there as most would pass by, so, just saying.. ;)
      It's amazing.
    15. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Wow OneGoodFind!!!!!!!
      What a wonderful compliment to give!! I do sincerely appreciate that. Thank you for the very fine compliment, the love and for taking time to stop in. I do really appreciate you very much!!!!
    16. OneGoodFind OneGoodFind, 4 years ago
      Right back atcha!!
    17. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Alan,
      Thanks so very much for the appreciation and for stopping by. Much appreciated!!!!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Penny,
      Thank you so much for the love and for stopping in. Very much appreciated!!!!
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Midnight1208,
      Thanks very much for the love and for stopping by. Very much appreciated!!
    20. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      NevadaBlades,
      Thanks friend for the appreciation and for stopping by. I do appreciate it very much!
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Jean,
      Thanks for the appreciation and for taking time to stop in. Always greatly appreciated!!!!
    22. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      And with the key! Love, love, LOVE it!!!
    23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Kyra,
      Yes, the rusty key was stashed inside the case and I cleaned it up with steel wool. So, needless to say, it was quite a thrill to see that lock operate after more than 100 years. Thanks so much for the wonderful comment, the love and for always stopping in. Very truly appreciated!!!
    24. Rick55 Rick55, 4 years ago
      Fantastic shape Scott... I love it!
    25. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks Rick!
      Glad you like it. Thanks for the love and for always taking the time to stop in. Very much appreciated!!
    26. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Dave,
      Thanks very much for the love and for stopping by. I do appreciate it very much!
    27. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 years ago
      Thanks so very much for the loves and for stopping in

      SEAN

      and

      ho2cultcha

      I do appreciate you both!!

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