Authentic Antique Victorian Edwardian Straw Boater Skimmer Hat Great New Look For Sale

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Authentic Antique Victorian Edwardian Straw Boater Skimmer Hat GREAT NEW LOOK!

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Authentic Antique Victorian Edwardian Straw Boater Skimmer Hat GREAT NEW LOOK!

This sale is for an authentic antique Victorian and Edwardian period summer straw boater (also called a basher, skimmer, cady, katie, somer, sennit hat, or in Japan, can-can hat). The hat, made of three layers of stiff sennit straw, has a stiff, flat crown and brim. There is a deep blue grosgrain ribbon with red and white stripes, which runs the circumference of the crown, and has a decorative 'bow' at one side. This boater was made by Cosmopolitan of New York and was part of the Publicity Department at Gimbels-Schusters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There is a wide black leather headband at the inside rim with a small ribbon for hanging, as well as a size tag which is '7.' The boater apparently was used for a variety of 'publicity' schemes - more than likely it was used on mannequins in different departments to highlight fashions for the upper crust of society. This straw boater is in near mint condition, with a very slight dent to the straw on the crown - otherwise there are no breaks to the straw anywhere to be found, no stains, and no cracks. Again, it is a size 7. If you require any measurements, please contact us!

Boaters were popular as casual summer headgear in the late 19th century and early 20th century, especially for boating or sailing, hence the name. They were supposedly worn by FBI agents as a sort of unofficial uniform in the pre-WWI years. They were also worn by women, often with hatpins to keep them in place. Nowadays, they are seen at sailing or rowing events, period theatrical and musical performances (e.g. barbershop music) or as part of old-fashioned school uniform, such as at Harrow School. Since 1952, the straw boater hat has been part of the uniform of the Princeton University Band, notably featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated Magazine in October, 1955. Recently, soft, thin straw hats with the approximate shape of a boater have been in fashion among women - why own a cheap imitation when you could own the real thing?

I would hate for you to be disappointed with any aspect of your purchase. For that reason, I ask that you please view the pictures carefully before you offer, as they are true-to-life, actual pictures of this item, and are a part of the sale description. When you click a picture once, it will enlarge. Click on the picture again, and you can see much greater detail. Why don’t you check our other sales for something else you may enjoy?

Please, wait for our invoice - not the one sent by telling you of your win.
You should receive an invoice from One Moon Mercantile within 1/2 to 12 hours of your win.
You may pay from that invoice. Thank you!

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Terms of sale

In our buyer-seller relationship, we will treat you with respect; all we ask is that you do the same in return. When you offer on an item, you are agreeing to the following terms, including those referring to payment and shipping:

By placing a winning offer, you have agreed to enter a contract to purchase the item offered. We will gladly accept the return of any item only if the item is returned in the same condition as it was sold. Partial refunds will be considered only in exceptional conditions. You must contact us within five days of receipt of the item (we trace all our packages via a tracking number), and return the item within two weeks (14 days) of the sale end date. Once the item is received we will refund the purchase price of the item only.

The pictures shown in this sale are pictures of the actual item up for offer, unless stated otherwise. We take as many pictures as necessary to show you the condition of an item, please view them carefully, as you may notice a flaw we missed. If you have any questions regarding the condition of an item, need additional pictures, or anything else, please contact us.

Payment is due within three days of sale end. If you need longer than that to pay, simply let us know. Items will be shipped within one to three days (often less) once payment is confirmed and funds are received. We are compelled by to use the PayPal checkout system.

Shipping costs are reflective of the actual weight of the item up for offer, and will include any packing materials needed to assure safe delivery to you. We always give you the option for Priority Mail. Postal insurance is required from the buyer for items offer over $50. This fee will be reflected in the Sellers Charges (+) / Discounts (-) section of your invoice. Rest assured your item will be sent with quality protection. Also, we do combine shipping to keep your costs low; let us know if you have won several items within a three day period. We will also hold any item if you are planning on offerding on another of our items ending over the three days. Please understand that in winter’s severe weather, posting your purchase in one day may be impossible. It will be shipped as soon as the road conditions warrant.

Winning buyers from Iowa are required to pay the State sales tax of 6%.

* Once you have won the sale, the item is yours. That said, we do not consider an sale completed until we know that you have received your item and are satisfied. We do not accept impromptu returns of any item until you are given a Return Merchandise Authorization number. Please contact us confirming receipt of and satisfaction with the item (or not, in which case we will work with you to remedy the problem), or leave us positive response (after which we will promptly reciprocate!). If you plan to leave us less that 5 stars on any response rating, please let us know how we can improve in that area. In the very rare circumstance of the postal loss of an item, only the purchase price will be refunded.

Reminder: offerding on any of our items which have been listed as antique, vintage or collectible will have been used and will not be in new condition. Any original manufacturer warranties, packaging or guarantees are neither implied nor attached to this item.

Thanks for your interest in our sale!

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