Our identification is tentative based on this coming from an attic sale with other Marine items (now long gone) and its slight differences from the standard 1889 pattern army slouch hat. The hat is drab with a slight hint of green. It has the pre-1912 crease down the center of the crown. There are no punch holes in the crown. There are two lines of stitching near the edge of the brim. No holes but a few negligible small moth tracks and chew marks visible in our photos if you look hard enough. Hat band is complete and very nice. Sweatband is not marked on the underside but is complete and in nice condition. Paper size tag under end of sweatband reads 6 7/8. The last half inch of the sweatband has split away from the stitching as seen. The hat displays very well as seen. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. Check our other interesting auctions! Terms of Sale – Please Read Carefully. All items guaranteed to be as described and/or photographed. The item “Spanish American War/Philippines Wars Era USMC Slouch Hat” is in sale since Thursday, October 1, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Spanish-Amer War (1898-1902)\Original Period Items”. The seller is “relicfinds” and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Time Period Manufactured: Spanish-Amer War (1898-1902)