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    Truman & Barkley: Pair of Personally-Owned Hats. Here' a special opportunity... a chance to purchase hats owned by a president and his vice president... in this case, Harry S. Truman and Alben W. Barkley. Harry's hat is a signature grey felt Fedora-style, the "Air-Vac" made by Mac Lachlan. The size is 7 3/8 and the leather sweatband is gold-stamped "Made Expressly for Harry S. Truman". There are some scattered spots and abrasions, but the overall condition is very good. The Barkley hat is a brown felt Homburg-style made by Lee of Fifth Avenue. The leather sweatband is gold-stamped "The Veep" (Barkley's nickname). The size label is no longer present; otherwise, in excellent condition. There is no written documentation or provenance that accompanies these, but their originality is self-evident.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    3rd Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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