n.p. [Pennsylvania?]. Champ Hats. n.d. [c.1967]. 14 graphic advertisements on different coloured stock, some with fabric samples pasted on and 1 folding, 1 merchandise poster, 4 photographic images of Champ hats inserted in printed acetate sleeves. Housed in landscape green buckram ring binder. 370 x 280mm (14½ x 11"). 1.7kg. . English. Very good; staining to folder; leaves within folder in near fine condition.
A witty trade catalogue for the American hat brand Champ. The catalogue is a mixture of advertisements for the customer and sales instructions and ideas for the retailer. The graphic advertisements are witty, with a Hipster vibe. They are for boaters, sailing hats, holiday hats, bucket hats, 'Happy Hooligans', Italian hats, straw hats, folding hats and caps. They would look great framed.
Also included are an address label for Failsworth Hats in Manchester from Norwalk Associates, New York, as well as a poster promoting Failsworth Hats as modelled by Jackie Stewart and a press photograph of Jackie Stewart wearing a Failsworth cap (creased at corner). Failsworth are still manufacturing hats today.