The floppy felt hat was made by top New York milliners Madcaps
Despite a small tear in the inner lining, the hat is in good condition
The hat is tipped to fetch £22,000 when it goes under the hammer
Also in the sale is a vintage photo of Monroe wearing the hat taken by Roy Schatt, a photographer to the stars in the 1950s.
The hat is tipped to fetch $35,000 – around £22,000 – when it goes under the hammer at Nate D. Sanders auctioneers.
Sam Heller, a spokesman for the auction house, said: ‘This hat originally belonged to Marilyn Monroe and was part of a sale of her possessions in 1999.
‘Although items owned and worn by Monroe are rare, the value for her items is high primarily because collectors covet anything she has worn.
‘The hat is accompanied by a striking photo by Roy Schatt of Marilyn wearing it.’
With the hat already attracting a lot of attention with the auction set to take place in Los Angeles on Thursday.
courtesy: Mail on Line