A Fess Parker coonskin cap from Davy Crockett

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Lot 117
A Fess Parker coonskin cap from Davy Crockett

Sold for US$ 15,300 inc. premium
A Fess Parker coonskin cap from Davy Crockett
Walt Disney Productions, 1955. Coonskin cap with tail, bearing a "Western Costume Co." stamp on the interior; together with a Typed Letter Signed ("Fess"), 1 p, 8vo, June 12, 1992, Santa Barbara, California, to the consignor on "Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort" stationery, responding to the consignor's thank you letter for Parker giving him the hat (as well as an outfit for the consignor's little boy); the original 1992 envelope in which the cap was mailed to the consignor by Fess Parker, with Parker's return address and Postal Service document still attached. The consignor, a fan of all things Davy Crockett since 1956, became friends with Parker over a period of many decades, exchanging letters and visiting in person. According to Parker, he wore the hat in the third of five Davy Crockett episodes that aired on the TV program, The Magical World of Disney, titled, "Davy Crockett at the Alamo." In the episode, a Mexican patrol is chasing Crockett's party as they race to the fort.
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A Fess Parker coonskin cap from Davy Crockett
A Fess Parker coonskin cap from Davy Crockett
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