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1955 Baltimore Orioles Usher Straw Hat with Schedule Liner & Factory Box

Lot Number 576

Quantity: Bid Starts: 07/26/2019 12:00:00 
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Description



Carry on a fine Baltimore tradition by donning this Orioles' usher straw hat. During the O's first few seasons as an MLB team, seating ushers wore straw hats with strategically embedded home game season schedules. Presented is one such hat from the 1955 season. This stylish topper has withstood the test of time to report in superior condition, maintaining its original shape and showing only minor traces of age/wear. Produced by "Knox" of New York, this handsome woven hat is housed in its original factory box, which has darkened and has a 3" gash on one of the end panels. The lid of this stately octagonal box shows moderate wear on the perimeter and other than these described conditions, this handsome receptacle retains a sturdy shape and abundant display appeal. Making for the best feature of this grand old hat, is an interior silk liner that is printed with the home game schedule for the Orioles 1955 season. With a strategic tip of the hat, an on the ball usher could readily answer patrons queries regarding the O's coming visitors.
 



 
 
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