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Old 02-11-2002, 10:52 PM
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A great source of ostrich feathers was the late Dowager Duchess of Steeple-Bumpstead,(UK) collection of spring hats which, for a few coppers, could be suruptitiosly "plucked" by small mischievious boys as the unsuspecting lady took her afternoon nap following that extra glass of sherry with lunch

Sadly the hats in question have gone the way of the late Dowager D but a bit of ferreting through an antique theatrical design store could yield all manner of treasures
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