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1950s Tom Harmon Fedora and Original Case - With Autograph

Lot Number 1245

Quantity: Bid Starts: 05/10/2009 16:00:00 
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Description

The offered 1950s fedora suggests that former Heisman Trophy recipient Tom Harmon was as stylish off the gridiron as he was on it. This gray felt accessory was apparently a gift from Harmon, as it is accompanied by Harmon's ABC Radio business card with his signature (“9” strength) and inscription of “Wear it in good health” on the reverse. Included is the original silk-lined, leather-bound box (15 x 16 x 8”-deep) with two fully functional locks (with keys). Accompanying is an auction LOA from James Spence Authentications.

This gray felt head wear features a black band and red-colored feather. Manufactured by “Resistol,” the item features a company logo stamping within its satin-lined crown and “Kitten Finish” and “Tom Harmon” stampings on the interior leather band. An additional stampings reads: “A doff of the ole fedora to William H. Herrmann.” The latter detail, coupled with Harmon's black ink signature (“9” strength”) and inscription of “Wear it in good health” (on the reverse of his ABC Radio Network business card) suggests that Harmon bestowed this hat upon Herrmann. The silk-lined, leather-bound box (15x16x8”-deep) has minimal surface wear and features two fully functional locks (with keys).

The hat is a size 7-1/4 
 
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