Second auction of the season was this past Saturday. With no cows looking close to calving, was able to take off for the day and drive up to the auction in Clearbrook, MN - about an hour north. Not too much in my line, EXCEPT - the black bowler above. A very old and very fine hat. Picked up a few other items, but left early and hit an antique store at Shevlin on the way home. That is where the 3 Fedoras were obtained. Sheryl Coulter, the owner is also a hat fanatic and has way more hats than even I do. Unfortunately she does not have the time to clean and refresh the hats. So relieved her of these three dusty fedoras.
Have begun the cleaning process for all 4 hats. Ought to have them done in a few days.
Will leave you with an inside view of the bowler. What a thrill to find one with the inside intact.