Lot 369

1800-1900 Top Hat w/ Beadwork & Badges

Estimate: $650 - $1,150

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $5
$50 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$25,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
The lot features an original 1800-1900’s top hat with latter added beaded remnant strip, embossed badge marked, “US Indian Police” and “USS” hat insignia. The bead strip remnant is in Sioux pattern with geometric glass beadwork on Indian tanned hide. The front has a late embossed badge which is marked, “US Indian Police” and is brass plated. The USS hat insignia pin shows cross arrows and appears to be an older example, possibly original. The other side has a Turkey feather attached. Said to have been collected in the 1990’s from Pine Ridge, but not confirmed.