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    Exceedingly Rare Model 1872 Officer's Campaign Hat. Manufactured by Pettibone. Designed for convenience, the folding campaign hat found favor among some because it was compact and easy to use. Complaints began reaching the War Department soon after its issue, however, because of its cheap material and apparently fragile construction. In fact, few survive, and even fewer survive in this condition. This officer's model still has its tassels of gold thread. The hat is stiff but intact, and the lining and sweatband worn but complete. A remarkable piece.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
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