German Alpine Hat Gamsbart Quail Brush 1966 in Orig Box
Here is a vintage green velour Alpine Bavarian hat with gamsbart... a long thick natural animal hair brush in a pewter cone shaped holder with quail game bird ornament. We purchased it from an estate sale in the original wood reinforced box in which it was shipped to the U.S. from Germany in 1966. It has a wrapped 3 cord head band. Interior is marked: Fritz Gunzrodt Garmisch Original Robinsport with R and F metal initial tabs added inside also.
There is no size that I can find. The interior measures 21.5" around interior at bottom of sweatband. There are a few small brownish dots in the roll of the brim under the brush ornament and a few indents along top right from the original owner's pins. One pin from the Italian National Olympic Committe is still on the hat. I would say it's in very good condition. There are no holes, no stains and no bad odors. The interior looks quite clean, as if it had been rarely worn.
And the box is really neat and fun to have although it has a few dents and paper missing on surface. There are various labels all over it and handwritten names and addresses. Blue picture label around box with Alpine musicians reads: Alpine Hats Bayerischehute Original Gunzrodt Aus Garmisch Partenkirchen. Return address label reads: Gunzrodt - Garmisch Original Bayerische Hute Bahnhofstrafe 77. And customs declaration on underside says it passed US Customs on Mar 24, 1966, sent from Firma Fritz Gunzrodt, etc... 1 Carton bavarian hats with decoration. 60s11.99
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