21 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,250
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 1,000
A TRAVELING CASE COMPLETE WITH FIVE GENTLEMEN'S HATS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY
buff suitcase with silver metal hardware, fitted with a collapsable silk top hat, a black beaver top hat, a black trilby, a grey trilby, and a black bowler, together with hat brush
the case,--21 x 15 x 12in. (53 x 38 x 30.5cm)
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The case and hats are labelled 'Henry Heath, 172 New Bond Street, London.' A well-dressed gentleman would have travelled with just such a case. This is a rare and unusual survival in that the original hats remain with the case.
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