Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Dwight D. Eisenhower: Gifted Stetson-style Hat. Size 7 1/4" beige Stetson-style hat owned by President Eisenhower and sent to Alex Shephard, Milestone Plantation, Thomasville, Georgia, as evidenced by the accompanying address label from the White House used in its transport. According to the family, Shepard worked at the plantation and was there when President Dwight Eisenhower visited then Treasury Secretary and owner of the plantation, George Magoffin Humphrey. Eisenhower came to Milestone Plantation on a number of occasions to quail hunt and stayed in one of the guest cottages. The hat was made by Borsalino of Italy. The leather sweatband also has a stamped inscription: "Made Especially for Lewis & Thomas Saltz, Washington, D.C." We assume these gentlemen were D.C. haberdashers and importers and that the this hat was purchased by Eisenhower and gifted to Shephard as a thank you. The hat is in excellent condition and comes with the original MacLachlan hat box.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    7th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,842

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on Nov 7, 2015 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 12 days left to consign to the 2021 December 5 Holiday Luxury Accessories Signature® Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search