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    Western Americana: Stetson Felt Western Hat with a Braided Horse Hair Band and "Shield and Star" Badge. The black felt hat has an up-turned brim. The leather sweatband is marked "John B. Stetson & Co." and "J. Nussbaum & Co. / Mexia & Coolidge, Tex.". Nussbaum was a landowner and rancher who opened a mercantile company in Mexia and later in Coolidge. Coolidge, Texas was established in 1903 and was not named after the president. The hat is marked as a size 7¼. The hand-braided horse-hair hat band has a pierced and etched nickel-silver shield with a voided circle and star. The leather sweatband is intact and the hat is in fine condition.

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    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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