21 Jan, 2021
Original klu klux klan robe with hood and mask
Recently found upon the purchase of the complete contents of an estate. Original KKK white robe with hood and snap-on removeable eye mask. The patch on the robe appears to be newer, however the robe belonged to the former estate owners father, as they both were members of the organization in the state of Tennessee. Very unique in that there are several small "burn" holes all along the shoulder area and down the back of the robe, this would have been from the carrying of a burning cross. There is also some staining, but on one of the arms, there is actually what appears to be former blood stains. I do not support or believe in this type of lifestyle. However I know this item has value to some collectors, as I have already had people trying to purchase it. I was just wanting to see what an appraisal of the item might conclude. One other note, the owner was a former prison guard in Tennessee, and also a military guard at the Guatanonimo Bay Cuba prison complex as I have his military records and Identification as well. If the piece did belong to his father, it would date this robe to around the 1920's- 1930's.
Estimate: $800 - $1,200