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1940's Bes-Ben Slate Blue Felt Hat w Crown of Multi-Color Feathers


Bes Ben was a Depression and World War II era brother/sister duo in Chicago, most storied during the 40's. Known from trimming their hats with a bizarre assortment of novelty items, Bes-Ben continues to fascinate serious hat collectors. Bes-Ben was renown for being very expensive, with prices ranging from $37-$1000 at a time when the average hat was selling for $2. Very sought after by collectors for rarity and uniqueness. This American designer truly sought to bring cheer during trying historical times. This is a hat that will stand out in your collection. A simple cap of slate blue wool felt sits close to the head. This cap is adorned with a lovely multi-color assortment of luxe feather pom poms that drape flatteringly around the face.


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    World War II
  • Place of origin
    United States
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    San Francisco, CA
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