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    Wells, Fargo & Company: Messenger Hat and Lapel Stud. Charles Barr worked as a driver and messenger for Wells, Fargo & Company in Los Angeles prior to the first world war. The centerpiece of this lot is his hat. The liner is marked "Marshall Field and Company Chicago". The metal hat emblem has embossed lettering: "Messenger 3511 Wells Fargo & Co. Express". There is a silver cord hatband, in the military style. The hat is covered in black, grosgrain silk and has some holes and splitting of the material on the top, as shown. It is sold with a beautiful enamel "Faithful Service Five Years" Wells Fargo employee stud, the 1914 presentation letter referencing the award and a 1905 personal reference letter, both on Wells Fargo letterheads.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2012
    10th Sunday
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