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1870's "GBB" Insignia New York Shako Military Hat by Riddabock
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This is a very nice display piece for the price. It is the U.S. military hat of the style that was popular with the local and state militia during the 1870's. This is the classic style or the early Indian War era. As you can see it has some wear but still displays quite well. It has the tarred leather top with the beaver skin and paper Mache body still being in fine shape. On the front of the hat it has the large insignia that denotes it being from a member of a militia regiment. In the center of the plate it has the "GBB" lettering which could denote many different groups. It has an original yellow and white color pom-pom that has been added to enhance the display. On the sides it still retains the insignia with the"EXCELSIOR" design for the state of New York. As you can see it looks great. The original brim is present and in fine shape. When you turn the hat over you see the original makers label, as well as the original sweatband. It also has Ridabock & Company of New York paper label, as well as the name of owner (G. R. Sandew) twice-inscribed. This is a fine looking display piece for your relic room.

Item #: B2913
Price: $295.00 USD (Sale Pending)
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