The Hat

The $20,000 Hat


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THE $20,000 HAT AUCTION EVENT

There are plenty of valuable hats in the world. Winston Churchill’s famed homburg hat, Abe Lincoln’s statement stovepipe, or Jackie O’s pillbox. Each one is unique in its own way, but none quite as memorable as the $20,000 Hat. Once insured by Lloyd’s of London, this hat features the autographs of classic Hollywood stars, past presidents, and military men alike.

This hat has been around for over 80 years, and now it’s being shared by the police auction experts at PropertyRoom.com.

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DID YOU KNOW?

The hat was once insured by Lloyd’s of London for $20,000.00.

Famous individuals such as Jack Dempsey, Clark Gable, Rudolph Valentino, Ronald Reagan, William Howard Taft, Charlie Chaplin, Calvin Coolidge, General John J. Pershing, Louis Armstrong, Joan Crawford, and Errol Flynn have all signed the hat.

The first person to ever sign the hat was actor Sessue Hayakawa and it is believed that the last person to sign was President Reagan.

The hat has also been known as The World's Most Valuable Straw Hat, the $20,000 Autographed Hat, and The Highest Priced Hat (In The World).

SIGNATURES (this is just a selection, take at a look at the pictures for even more)

Sessue Hayakawa

William F. Green

Jack Dempsey

Gene Tunney

Sally Blaine

Wiley Post

Will Rogers

Knute Rockne

Willam Howard Taft

Charles Evans Hughes

Errol Flynn

Henry Ford

Jack Luden

Ted Lewis

Clark Gable

Jean Harlow

Red Grange

Jack Benny

Eamon D Valera

Lon Chaney

W.C. Fields

Harold Lloyd

Warner Oland

Gertude Ederle

Xavier Cugat

Rudolph Valentino

John Payne

Duke Kahanamoku

Robert Taylor

Paul Whiteman

George Gershwin

General John J. Pershing

William S. Hart

Tom Mix

Charlie Chaplin

Joan Crawford

Sophie Tucker

Louis Armstrong

Eddie Peabody

Ronald Reagan

Calvin Coolidge

Ed Lewis

Max Baer

SIGNATURES

Sessue Hayakawa

William F. Green

Jack Dempsey

Gene Tunney

Sally Blaine

Wiley Post

Will Rogers

Knute Rockne

Willam Howard Taft

Charles Evans Hughes

Errol Flynn

Clark Gable

Jean Harlow

Red Grange

Jack Benny

Eamon D Valera

Lon Chaney

Henry Ford

Jack Luden

Ted Lewis

Eddie Peabody

John Payne

W.C. Fields

Harold Lloyd

Warner Oland

Gertude Ederle

Xavier Cugat

Rudolph Valentino

Paul Whiteman

George Gershwin

General John J. Pershing

William S. Hart

Tom Mix

Charlie Chaplin

Joan Crawford

Sophie Tucker

Louis Armstrong

Ronald Reagan

Calvin Coolidge

Ed Lewis

Max Baer

Duke Kahanamoku

Robert Taylor