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Military Hats and Caps169 of 228Russian Military Hatnice pre WWII USMC Marine Corps dress hat with "Sea-going Dip" 1936
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Posted 5 years ago


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I inherited the hat from a very interesting client. I meet him and he passed two weeks later. 92 years of age in the year 2011. Most interesting man I have ever met. He was in the USAF and an international traveler. The size is a 6 7/8. There is a small bow inside in the back, which indicates it is a women's hat.
There is a printed label inside the hat and it says:

654 Mission St.
San Francisco 5, Calif.

This print is protected by a plastic which is sewn into the lining of the hat. Very well preserved stamped label.

The buttons on the side which hold the adjustable chin straps, are of the same as the embroidered emblem at front. But they seem to be holding a draped rope from claw to claw.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Is this Masonic? Free Masons 32nd degree dress hat? Scottish rite?
    On the net I've noted that B. Pasquale did military caps and masonic headgear.
  2. LanceG LanceG, 4 years ago
    This is a masonic hat. The double eagle is a Scottish Rite design and the 32 represents a 32 degree Freemason- a"32nd degree Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret." The Fez design is common for the Scottish Rite. This is actually a men's hat, not a woman's hat.

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