Saturday, June 20, 2009
Mini Stetson Cowboy Hat
A very small Stetson felt hat and box. Many people are under the impression that these were salesmen's samples. Don't think so; more likely they were used as gift certificates. I've heard a couple of different versions, one being that a particular mini hat represented all the hats in that price range which the lucky recipient would then redeem for a hat of their choice in that range. More likely there was a paper certificate involved and that's what was redeemed allowing for the mini to be kept as a souvenir or plaything for the kids.