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March 2024: Day One

Thu, Mar 14, 2024 11:00AM EDT
Lot 221

British Coldstream Guards Beaver Skin Officer's Bicorn Hat with Named Tin Storage Case, Attributed to Julian Mccarthy Steele (1870-1926)

Estimate: $300 - $400

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$0 $5
$30 $10
$100 $25
$400 $50
$900 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$150,000 $10,000
Beaver skin bicorn hat with gold braiding. Silk lining with leather sweat band. Maker's paper label on the inside from Edward Smith, 139 Ebury St. Includes painted tin storage case bearing a medallion from Edward Smith. The storage case attributes this hat to Maj: J. Mc.C. Steele Coldsm Gds. Julian McCarthy Steele was commissioned into the Coldstream Guards in 1890. He saw action during the second Boer War. He later commanded the 22nd Infantry Brigade during the First World War. He ended his military career commanding the 1st Guards Brigade at Aldershot Garrison from 1920 to 1924. Property of a Bloomfield Hills discriminating private collector. Provenance: Property from a private collector of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.


Wear at the edges of the hat. Scattered small spots of moth damage. Scuffing and scratching to the exterior of the storage case. | Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchelles' specialists. Should you have any specific questions regarding the condition of this lot, please use the “Request Condition Report” or “Ask a Question” buttons or email conditions@dumoart.com.
Property from a private collector of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.