Our illustrations will do best to describe this beautiful beaver stovepipe hat except to advise that it stands approximately 7 1/2 inches with a desirable bell shape at the crown indicating a slightly pre Civil War manufacture. Evidence of a very slight crush indentation could easily be pushed out (we'd leave it as found). This and the most minor bit of edge wear only bring character to this attractive stovepipe. An attractive gold bullion cockade appears to have been applied by the hatter as the stitching is under the original paper lining rather than passing through the lining per a post manufacture application. A classic wide sweat band remains solidly stitched in place and an applied yellow label inside the crown remains blank. A feature likely placed by a local hat merchant to cover the original maker identity of simply a feature to facilitate the identification of the owner- wearer. An outstanding all original and as found stovepipe with a showy gold bullion cockade of militia or patriotic intent, this offering will go well in any quality Mexican War through Civil War headgear collection. Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! COLOR=#0000FF>

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