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SOLD - Authentic Vintage Antique Turn-of-the-Century Salvation Army Uniform Straw Bonnet Hat

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$6.50 (Fixed shipping cost)

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Authentic Vintage Antique Turn-of-the-Century Salvation Army Uniform Straw Bonnet Hat



Image from the Salvation Army site, showing a 1903 uniform bonnet. This hat seems to most closely resemble this image, but a smaller bonnet style was made all the way to the 1960's and was only recenlt replaced with a bowler hat style. Honestly, I'm a bit stumped on the actual dating of this hat, of which I have 4 of them (but all in varying degrees of distress). I've seen the same type listed as 1890's, 1920's, and also 1940's. Judging from the hook, which is so like the ones on early 1900 garments, and the aparent age of the material, I am more than fairly certain it is pre 1920's. In all cases, this is a great Historical Collectible!


It is also very well made and high quality. The body is stiff, yet bendable. The lining may have been replaced or may be original- hard to tell. Features a 1 1/2" wide red ribbon band with the embroidered words "SALVATION ARMY" across it.Grosgrain band hanging down on one side with hook and eye on the other side. Large 4" wide black grosgrain ribbon on left side is sewn on (could use reinforcement here and there as some threads are loose).






Size tag- N/A. Will fit most heads, as it is somewhat variable on how deep you wear it.

Measurements: 5 1/2" around inner crown and about 5 1/2" high. With brim, it's about 8 1/2" around.


Condition: Good. One smalle tear in the straw body on the back right side, and some minor overall dinginess. For this type of uniform hat, this is in remarkable condition! Study photos.




A NOTE to REMEMBER: A kind word about vintage items in general - they are often One of a Kind and unique items, symbols of more stylish times.... That is what makes them so much fun! But also they should be treated with respect and preservation, because they are disappearing fast. With that said, Please keep in mind that they are just that - vintage - and unless indicated otherwise, they have an unknown history. Therefore, please don't anticipate that they will look like new unless that is specifically stated. They will likely show previous use, wear, possibly loose threads, small marks, spots etc. that is acceptable to most lovers and buyers of vintage items and are not considered flaws, but character!
I will do my best to point out any flaws and state the condition issues as thoroughly as necessary, you can be sure. Please see my long history of Ebay feedback to rest assured you will be put first!

Please also remember that pictures give a good likeness of an item, but due to differences in monitor displays and lighting variations, etc. they are not exact and some colors may appear more or less accurate. I try to provide the best quality of pictures I can but simply cannot be responsible for these differences in appearance.

Paypal is now our only accepted form of payment, but I will accept a good old-fashioned checks (Item will not be sent until it clears, of course). It is the buyers responsibility to request insurance for all items purchased and a wise thing to do. All items are shipped via USPS Priority, Standard, or First Class unless otherwise requested, whatever is the cheapest and quickest for your benefit. Item will be shipped out usually within a couple business days. You need to let me know if you need it quickly. For vintage items or new, returns are not accepted UNLESS there was a major error or misrepresentation somehow on my part (which should NOT happen). It is YOUR responsibility to read all measurements and descriptions and ask for more details if you need. Vintage is sold AS IS and as shown. If you think I am not clear about please something ASK before you buy.

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Warranty Information

1 Unique Vintage, As Is. Returns not accepted, unless of a gross misrepresentation on our part. Please read description and measurements carefully. In all cases, buyer pays shipping.

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