Posted 5 years ago
Letest Ebay find, this enlisted Marine dress hat, with what is known as a"Sea-going dip" bent crown. Quartermaster stamp of 1936, paid $23.00, and thought it was a khaki cover when it arrived. It was so stained with age, salt water & nicotine, I was surprised that the inside of the cover was actually WHITE!
I did my best to clean it up, and I did wash it, using EVERY arsenal in my wife's laundry room to clean it. It came out a little better, but not that SHARP crisp white I was looking for. Still photographs well.
Its a BUYERS market on Ebay, as the economy is still bad. 6 years ago this easily would have been a $125.00 hat. Nice addition to the collection none the less.