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besdor
06-05-2009, 01:31 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220424459060&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBUAA:US:1123

I dont know who won this, but it has to be a record for this type of hat .



Steven
www.bencrafthats.com

Marc Chevalier
06-05-2009, 01:34 PM
It's great to see that vintage fedoras like this one are again fetching good prices for their sellers! :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap


The box is great too.


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avedwards
06-05-2009, 01:36 PM
This just isn't fair. :mad: My hat size as well.

gtdean48
06-05-2009, 01:43 PM
"Minty" seemed an accurrate description!

Dreispitz
06-05-2009, 01:44 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220424459060&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBUAA:US:1123

I dont know who won this, but it has to be a record for this type of hat .



Steven
www.bencrafthats.com

And why is that? All the other beauties are all fetching prices beyond the bounderies: OR Stetsons and their equivalents, espetially when being one hundreds, or so :D

Whithout this forum ..... who would know? Would I ever have bid over 300 USD for a Stetson Playboy? I do not think so!

I am glad this forum exists! Hats are back :eusa_clap :eusa_clap :eusa_clap

HarpPlayerGene
06-05-2009, 01:59 PM
Jimmy the Lid's making news again... :D

Marc Chevalier
06-05-2009, 02:00 PM
I hope he'll buy my 'off-to-eBay-they-go' fedoras :D

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HarpPlayerGene
06-05-2009, 02:02 PM
As far as 'fetching' prices go, however, it is still all over the road. Recently a Lounger bought a as-new Stetson Whippet in the very desirable size of 7-5/8 for $40. Then, there's this Playboy which went high but is an absolutely stunning and rare hat to find. A very informed buy.

Marc Chevalier
06-05-2009, 02:06 PM
As far as 'fetching' prices go, however, it is still all over the road. Recently a Lounger bought a as-new Stetson Whippet in the very desirable size of 7-5/8 for $40.



Yes, but that's because the silly seller prevented a typical bidding war by making his/her auction a "Buy-It-Now" deal -- and at a low price.

If the seller had not done so, the hat would have almost certainly been bid up to $300 +.



'Lucky' eBay sellers offer good photos and descriptions (with easily searchable "buzzwords") for valuable, desirable things ... and start them off at very low opening bid prices. No "Buy-It-Now" option, ever.


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Lefty
06-05-2009, 06:40 PM
Jimmy the Lid's making news again... :D

I pretty much chalk-up any really nice hat that goes over about $325 to JtL. The odds seem to run in my favor. :p

besdor
06-05-2009, 06:55 PM
And I thought Douglas spent a lot on hats!! 370.00 for a vintage hat is a lot of money but when you compare what a new hat costs today and the quality that it is made of, perhaps 370 isnt a lot after all.


Steven
www.bencrafthats.com

tonyb
06-06-2009, 12:09 AM
... 370.00 for a vintage hat is a lot of money but when you compare what a new hat costs today and the quality that it is made of, perhaps 370 isnt a lot after all.


Steven
www.bencrafthats.com

That's kinda my thinking on it, too, Steven. If a new garden-variety Borsalino is worth, what? something pushing 300 bucks? then $370 for that old Playboy, in that condition, and in that size, is a relative bargain. Not that I would pay that much for it, because I'm confident I could find a lower price on a comparable hat, and because I ain't made of money. And because I already own many, many old hats, including a very nice, very clean Playboy for which I paid less than $100, if memory serves. But if you got the scratch, well, $370 ain't all that much, and at least you'd have something good to show for it.