$ 85.00

1950s Breton Hat, Green Wool with Netting, Hat Size 21

This bright emerald green hat is so festive.

Approx. Hat Size:  21" (53 cm); Total Diameter: 11" (28 cm); Height: 3" (7.5 cm); Width of brim tapers from 1.5" - 2.5"  (4 - 6 cm)  

Condition: Very Good

Mark/Label:  George Innes Co., Wichita

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Smaller breton style with slightly upturned brims. This one looks great at a slight tilt. Green netting with felt balls and sequins around the brim.  Green hatband and cord bow. lack stretch cord.  Black stretch cord in back for secure fit.  Label size 22 but please check measurements.

Breton style which means a rounded or flat-crowned hat with a brim that turns up around the edges, originally worn by peasants in Brittany, a region in France.

Innes was a major department store in Wichita, Kansas

 

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$ 85.00

Vintage Sally Victor Beret - Tam, Corduroy Paisley, Hat Size 22

Corduroy makes this beret so interesting

Approx. Size: Hat Size: 22" (56 cm); Outside Diameter: 9.5" (24 cm); Height of Crown 2” (5 cm) 

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Sally Victor Headlines

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Madge just loves this hat.  Bright paisley in gold, red and green in corduroy - a very unusual look.  Interior structure allows the beret stand out from the face.  In total a very unique look.  Mustard yellow topknot loop.  Bright red lining.

  

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$ 45.00

Vintage Beret by Leslie James, Navy Wool, Hat Size 22

Beautiful navy beret with unique twist.

Approx. Size: Hat Size: 22" (56 cm); Outside Diameter: 9" (23 cm); Height of Crown 3” (7.5 cm) 

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Leslie James

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The classic beret gets a fashion update by Leslie James with the back cord bow with faceted silver beads.  Soft navy wool.  

 

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$ 85.00

1950s Breton Hat by Leslie James, Brown Velvet Polka Dot, Size 21

Brown on brown polka dots make this Breton a standout

Approx. Hat Size:  21" (53 cm); Total Diameter: 10.5" (26.5 cm); Height:  2.5" (6 cm)  

Condition: Very Good

Mark/Label: Leslie James, Innes Department Store (Wichita, KS)

 

Sophisticated Leslie James Breton in dark brown silk.  Brim is covered inside and out with rich velvet polka dots.  The polka dots vary in color depending on light refraction creating a stunning effect.  Brown wool felt crown.  Small brown bow. Two interior combs for a secure fit.

Breton style which means a rounded or flat-crowned hat with a brim that turns up around the edges, originally worn by peasants in Brittany, a region in France.

 

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$ 85.00

Leslie James Brown Dish Hat, Rhinestones, Vintage 1950s

Fabulous dark brown dish hat by famed milliner Leslie James.

Approx. Hat Size:  22" (56 cm); Total Diameter:  10.5" (26.5 cm); Height:  2" (5 cm)

Condition: Very Good

Mark/Label: Leslie James

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Brown felt with satin trimmed edge.  Large rhinestone detail.  Molded crown platform with comb for a secure fit.  The name dish hat comes from the flat round style.  Dish hats are flattering for almost everyone and can be worn straight or at a tilt.  Label size 22. 

 
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$ 85.00

Vintage 1950s Feathered Hat By Leslie James, Red, White & Black Feathers, Netting

Lovely feathered hat by Leslie James

Approx. Hat Size:  19" (48 cm); Total Diameter:  7" (17.5 cm); Height:  2" (5 cm)

Condition: Very Good

Mark/Label: Leslie James, Bridget Felt made in Italy

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Bright red wool base with a crown of white and black feathers with a few red feathers sprinkled in.  Red topknot with netting. Two combs for a secure fit.

 

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$ 85.00

Vintage 1950s Leslie James Bejeweled Hat, Size 21

Unique vintage hat from Leslie James.

Approx. Hat Size:  21" (51 cm); Total Diameter: 12.5" (32 cm); Height:  3" (7.5 cm)

Condition: Very Good

Mark/Label: Leslie James, Innes Department Store (Wichita, KS)

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Fabric base in an abstract floral print in brown green red and yellow.   Studded with sewn-on acrylic stars and tear drop jewels in red green, yellow and olive.  Large brown fabric hatpin.   Corded hatband with decorative bow.  Inside comb for a secure fit.   Label  size 22 but please check measurements below.   

 

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$ 115.00

Vintage 1950s Mamie Eisenhower Pie Crust Hat, Winter White

One of the most iconic hats of the 1950s.

Approx. Hat Size:  Hat sits on top of the head so it fits most.  Outside Diameter:  9.5"; Height:  2"

Condition:  Very Good

Mark/Label:  Innes, Wichita

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Dubbed the "Pie Crust" or "Air Wave this stunning design was originally created by Sally Victor for Mamie Eisenhower to wear at her husband's presidential inauguration in 1953.  You can see a photo here: http://bbc.in/2iFcnjL.  

This version is probably a copy made by another milliner, possibly by a staff member at Innes department store.  When you see the upside down photo you can see why it was called a pie crust.  Chalk white molded hat with ribbon-like edging.  

Innes was the major department store in Wichita Kansas, eventually became a Macy's.

 

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$ 125.00

1950s Silver Metal Mesh Clutch by Whiting & Davis

Beautiful Whiting and Davis silver metal mesh clutch.

Approx. Size: 8" x 5" x 1.5"  (20 x 12.5 x 4 cm)  

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label:   Whiting & Davis Co. Mesh Bags, made in USA, #2983 stamped on frame, fabric label

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Large rhinestone and silver metal fold-over closure. Silver metal purse frame. Light gray lining with one main compartment and an additional small pocket.  

Whiting & Davis originally opened as the Wade, Davis & Co in 1876. In 1880 Charles Whiting joined the company and worked is way up the company from errand boy to artisan to the New York sales rep in ten years. In 1892, Charles Whiting wove by hand the first Whiting & Davis handbag from gold metal mesh, creating one of the first “It” handbags. The company also created their second iconic design, the snake bracelet late in the 1890s. By 1896, Charles Whiting had partnered with company cofounder Edward Davis and the name Whiting & Davis was born. Throughout the 20th century Whiting & Davis created highly sought after metal mesh handbags, jewelry and other accessories. The company is still in existence today using different jewelry marks to differentiate new items from vintage pieces.

 

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$ 26.00

Vintage Elephant Tie Clip, Thai Siam Silver

Upward trunk for good luck.

Approx. Size: 1.75" x .50"  (4.4 x 1.2 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Siam Sterling

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Siam silver tie bar featuring a Thai elephant. Siam silver is a type of Neilloware. Neillo is a technique of filling a recessed surface of metal, almost always silver, with a black metallic mixture and then polishing smooth.  This piece has been lightly polished.

 

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$ 295.00

1950s Napier Silver Plate Link Bracelet, Blue Sapphire Crystals

A stunning wide link bracelet from Napier. Bracelet coordinates with this Napier necklace and earrings set.

Approx. Size: 7.5" x 1.5" ( 19 x 2.5 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Napier

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Large, faceted sapphire crystals, prong set in a silver plate link bracelet. Links are in an open work scroll pattern. One of the most outstanding Napier designs from the 1950s. Box clasp. 

 

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$ 395.00

1950s Napier Pendant Necklace & Earrings Set, Maltese Cross Necklace, Oval Clip Earrings

A book piece mid-century set from Napier in silver plate.  Coordinates with this Napier bracelet.

Approx. Size:  Necklace is 19" long. Pendant 3"x 3" (48 cm, 7.5 x 7.5 cm)

Earrings: 1" diameter (2.5 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: All pieces are marked Napier

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A book piece mid-century set from Napier in silverplate. Large Maltese Cross pendant necklace and coordinating earrings. Necklace is open work silver plate with a scroll and bead design. Large spring ring closure. Oval clip earrings feature the same open scrollwork and beading. Large high quality faceted sapphire colored crystals look like pools of light. One of the most outstanding Napier designs from the 1950s. Shown on
on page 220. "The Napier Co." by Melinda L. Lewis.  Coordinates with the Napier bracelet shown in final photo.

 

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$ 55.00

Large Rhinestone Oval Brooch, Art Deco Design, Silver Metal Setting, Vintage Wedding

Unique oval shape makes this brooch a real standout

Approx. Size: 3" x 2.25" (7.5 x 5.5 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: None

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Large brooch with brilliant clear rhinestones. Large navette center stone is surrounded by smaller round rhinestones. More large navettes fan out from the center. Shiny silver metal setting really sets off the design. Tone down the rest of your outfit and let this piece sing a solo. Unmarked but very well made. 

 

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$ 20.00

1950s Long Tassel Silver Necklace, 19"

The extra long tassel makes this necklace really unique

Approx. Size: Necklace: 19" (48 cm) + Tassel" 7" (17.5 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: None

One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.

Three strand chain necklace. Tassel hangs from large ring and 15 mm silver metal ball. Ten chains comprise the tassel. Spring ring closure.

 

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$ 55.00

1960s Rose Petal Silk Turban, Netting, Hat Size 21.5

It's a flower garden for your head! 

Hat Size: 21.5" (54.5 cm); Outside Diameter: 8" (20 cm); Height of Crown 5” (13 cm)
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: None
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Soft cream silk turban with dark green netting. Inside the netting are delicate silk chiffon rose petals in tones or red and pink. If you are a lover of roses then this one is for you. 

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$ 48.00

1950s Purple & Navy Blue Turban Straw With Netting & Large Bow

You will find this hat perfect for late summer to fall with it's interesting combination of purple and navy blue

Approx. Hat Size: 21.5" (54.5 cm); Outside Diameter: 7" (18 cm); Height of Crown 7” (18 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Union Label

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Purple straw turban navy blue hatband and netting. Large navy bow in the front. Stiff netting construction inside to keep you cool.

 

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$ 95.00

Aligante Alligator Shoulder Bag

There are alligator bags and then there are ALLIGATOR bags.  Aligante Leather Goods handcrafted these unique alligator bags  in the 1950s - 1960s with the head and tail intact.  Glass eyes.  Shoulder bag is a structured hard box.  One main compartment plus one small zipper pouch.. Strap adjusts from double hand to single shoulder, 

One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

Approx. Size:   10" x 7" x 3" (25.5 x 18 x 7.5 cm), max hang 17" (43 cm)

Condition: Good, minor wear on straps commensurate with age.

Mark/Label: Aligante - New York 

 

 

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$ 55.00

1950s Purple Floral Straw Hat

Vintage hat blooming with white and lavender flowers

Approx. Hat Size: 21" (53 cm); Outside Diameter: 8" (20 cm); Height of Crown 2” (5 cm); Width of Brim:

Condition: Hat is in very good shape.  Silk lining is discolored.

Mark/Label: Hats by Lou Platt, NY

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Lovely purple straw hat with dozens of beautiful small flowers in off white and lavender. Flowers are covered in Purple netting and a velvet ribbon bow decorates the back and sides. 

 

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$ 38.00

Orange Hat, 1950s Close Hat, Cream Floral Appliqué

This is an absolutely lovely close hat
Hat Size: Fits most"; Outside Diameter: 7" x 6" (18 x 15 cm)
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: None
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The silk base really sets off the cream floral appliqué. Orange stays on each side keeps the hat in place. Close hats sit on top of your head and will fit most women. 


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$ 55.00

1950s Silk Close Hat, Gray Leaf Design

This one is so pretty.  Absolute perfection for a wedding

Hat Size: Fits most.  8" x 7" (20 x 18 cm)

Condition: Very good. Minor wear commensurate with age. 

Mark/Label: None

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Gray and light pink close hat covered in delicate silk leaves and satin bows.  Small amount of netting around the face.  Built on satin covered wire that will mold to your head.  

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$ 55.00

Vintage Bicorn Hat, Black & Cream with Rhinestones

Fascinating and spectacular are the only words Madge has for this amazing hat.   Modernist bicorn style in black and cream silk.  A glittering rhinestone ball hangs from each corner.  You will be the talk of the party in this one.

One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

Hat Size: 21" (53 cm); Outside Diameter: 9" (23 cm); Height of Crown 2” (5 cm)

Condition: Very good.  Minute spots on the cream portion that are not noticeable when worn.

Mark/Label: Starr's Memphis

 

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$ 45.00

Vintage 1950s Gold Straw Hat, Tall Crown

 Vintage 1950s tall crown hat in a gorgeous tone of gold straw.  Wide ribbon and front bow in matching grosgrain.  

One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it's gone.

Hat Size: 21.5" (55 cm); Outside Diameter: 9" (23 cm); Height of Crown 6” (15 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: None

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$ 125.00

Eisenberg Rhinestone Brooch, Ice Blue & Lavender

Approx. Size: 2.25" x 2" (6 x 5 cm)
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Eisenberg in block letters

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This Rhinestone brooch is one of Eisenberg's most beautiful designs. Large rhinestones in ice blue and lavender purple are surrounded by ribbons of small clear rhinestones. The colored stones are are navette and round tabetop. Shiny rhodium back. # CA-JP87

Eisenberg & Sons rose from its beginnings as a ladies clothing manufacturer in 1914 that made a little jewelry to sell dresses, to one of the premier costume jewelry companies in the world. Known for the quality of their design, stones and mounting, Eisenberg made all styles of jewelry including replicas of 18th century jewelry, abstract pieces and wonderful Christmas pins. The company is still in business and their vintage pieces are some of the most collectible costume jewelry. Eisenberg had several different types of marks through the uears. Eisenberg Ice dates from the 1970s until now.

 

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$ 65.00

1950s Gold Velvet John Frederics Hat, Black Hackle Feathers, Hat Size 20

It's the Year of the Rooster, here's your hat!

Approx. Hat Size: 20" (51 cm); Outside Diameter: 8" 20 cm); Height of Crown 5” (13 cm)

Condition: Very good

Mark/Label: Miss Frederics of John Frederics

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High crown in plush light gold velvet. Base is swathed in black and spotted hackle feathers. Perfect three season hat - fall, winter and spring. Please verify your hat size as this one is on the small side. http://bit.ly/2kaxuh2
 

This label was a partnership of John Pico Harberger (a/k/a "John Pico John" or "Mr. John") and Frederic Hirst. The Coty awards gave John-Frederics a special award for millinery in 1943. When Mr. John and Frederic Hirst dissolved their partnership in 1948, Mr. John formed the Mr. John label. Frederic Hirst kept the John-Frederics label and also designed hats as "Mr. Fred." After the split Mr. Fred did not fare as well as Mr. John. John-Frederics was mentioned and/or advertised in fashion magazines in the 1920s through the 1950s. John Frederics Charmer hats were advertised in 1950s magazines, after Mr. John left the label. The Philadelphia Museum of Art has 20 hats in its on-line collection, including examples before and after the partnership split. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has 44 hats, including this innovative turban made of wool yarn and beads circa 1937-41, a turban made of twisted straw braid and silk circa 1940 (and a variation in different colors), an amazing medieval inspired toque with donut shapes dripping with fringe circa 1941, and a spangled snood circa 1942. Labels: John Frederics Made to Order, John Frederics, John Frederics Charmer (less expensive line), "Sweet Young Things" "Miss Frederics."

 


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