Lovely black felt 20s dead stock cloche by Marion Hats of New York! The hat is in pretty amazing condition for its age! There is a patch on the back about the size of a tangerine with a faint bit of moth damage. It is very slight and on the very surface. The hat has a clever crisscross seam on the top and the front has a small sewn-on flap. On the last picture you see a tiny perfectly forms hole. I believe that is meant for a decoration. Perhaps there was a flower decal or something else. Other than that, there are no tears, rips, stains or other damage. I am rating this as being in EXCELLENT minus condition.
The inside of the hat is lined in a silvery-grey silky-satin fabric. The label says "Marion Hats of New York - Registered."
The hat is either 20.5" or a very tight 21."
Please note the dead stock sales tag! It looks like it cost $5.00 in the 1920s. Sigh...
VINTAGE CONDITION RATINGS
Mint: Never worn or used. No flaws or wear.
Near Mint: Possibly worn with little to no signs of wear and no flaws.
Excellent: Previously worn or used with no noticeable flaws.
Very Good: Previously worn with noted minor flaws not noticeable for wear.
Good: Minor flaws as noted. Wearable. Minor repairs required.
Good-aged: Overall good condition, either a little faded, or just looks "tired."
Fair: Numerous noted flaws, possibly wearable after care or repair.
Poor: Damage which cannot be repaired. Possible use as study piece or cutter.
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These items are decades old. I go over each item with a fine tooth comb and describe everything I find in the listing, As a result, these items are considered "As is" with no refunds offered. However, if there is something glaringly wrong that I have overlooked, a return may be possible. In addition, if you find yourself extremely miserable with your item, I will consider a store credit on a case by case issue.
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