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jimmy the lid
04-07-2007, 07:48 AM
I am ashamed that I actually have to ask this question. Thus far, my OFAS efforts have been surgical strikes on particular hats. But last night, I totally deviated from my usual practice and rolled the dice. Maybe it was the fact that I couldn't come to grips with the fact that it was snowing here in Motown -- aaagghhhh!!!!

Anyway, I thought the fact that these Borsy's had European sizing might be a good sign, and that they may be old enough to be "quality" Borsy's. Then again, maybe not. I just don't know. Since I can't stand the suspense, does anyone have any ideas?

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w103/mojohaiku/Borsalinos.jpg

Cheers,
JtL

vonwotan
04-07-2007, 08:18 AM
Unfortunately I can't answer your question, but I will say that I was watching that lot hoping the same thing. At the last minute I convinced myself that they would be too large for me... Sarah has been reminiding me that I need to keep the hat shoppping under control, especially after she gave me the green light for a Panama from Panama Bob blocked by Art...

jimmy the lid
04-07-2007, 08:26 AM
Honestly, at the last minute, I was almost hoping someone would outbid me, since I wasn't completely comfortable with the "shot in the dark" approach. So, it really is kind of a crapshoot -- I'll keep my fingers crossed...

Cheers,
JtL

Rick Blaine
04-07-2007, 08:36 AM
from what I can see from here (admittedly not much) you nailed it, but good. $70 ea. for three ostensively fine vintage borsos. I can promise you that any one of these, with the right auction, on the right day , could fetch $150-$200 USD. The two size sixes are 7 3/8 & the five a 7 1/8.
The " ANTICA CASA " designation, I belive, dates these to before the Borsalino plant move in the 19??'s (little help here?).
If these do not fit your needs, I'll be happy to give them a good home! ;)

:eusa_clap Well Done!! :eusa_clap

John in Covina
04-07-2007, 08:56 AM
When they arrive please take & post some pictures of the liner and the imprints on the sweat band, plus if there are any paper tags behind the sweat that is nice to see too.

jimmy the lid
04-07-2007, 09:16 AM
Will do, John. Of course, it was the fact that there were no photos of the interiors that made me a bit nervous. Then again, that might have helped keep the bidding down...

Cheers,
JtL

MattJH
04-07-2007, 09:32 AM
I think what you've got there is a desirably shaped head! Imagine a Borsalino lot like that all sized 7 5/8 or 7 3/4. Heck, imagine any brand! I wonder if it'd ever happen. I don't think it matters which way you look at it -- you struck gold even if they're brand new and here's why; you can auction them off individually if you don't like them and, in the end, make money. It's an entirely win-win situation. Good job.