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Rick Blaine
06-09-2011, 06:59 AM
I had heard tell of "superfine" designation. It is somewhere between Imperial & Heritage.

The model looks like a Campdraft but wrong ribbon/bow, like a Bushman, but no vents, nice deep green... I can't wait. I haven't seen the crown label before, either, seller claims mid 8o's on age.


http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g222/Greghats/akubrasf1.jpg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g222/Greghats/Akubrasf2.jpg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g222/Greghats/Akubrasf3.jpg

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g222/Greghats/Akubrasf4.jpg

Duper
06-09-2011, 07:46 AM
I believe the Squatter sold out of Australia still comes in the superfine felt. I think that may be what you are looking at.

Rick Blaine
06-09-2011, 08:14 AM
I believe the Squatter sold out of Australia still comes in the superfine felt. I think that may be what you are looking at.

Maybe but a far narrower ribbon & bow makes me wonder.

alanfgag
06-09-2011, 08:18 AM
I don't know the Akubra line at all, but the helvetica font calls out seventies or eighties to me (and locks it in as later than 1957!)

randooch
06-09-2011, 08:23 AM
I don't know the Akubra line at all, but the helvetica font calls out seventies or eighties to me (and locks it in as later than 1957!)

Impressive font recognition there, Alan! How many can you identify at a glance?

monbla256
06-09-2011, 09:18 AM
[QUOTE=Rick Blaine;1248345]I had heard tell of "superfine" designation. It is somewhere between Imperial & Heritage.

The model looks like a Campdraft but wrong ribbon/bow, like a Bushman, but no vents, nice deep green... I can't wait. I haven't seen the crown label before, either, seller claims mid 8o's on age.

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g222/Greghats/Akubrasf2.jpg

You might want to give David Morgan a holler as he has been importing Akubra's since 1965 and would probably be able to give you some help.

alanfgag
06-09-2011, 09:25 AM
Impressive font recognition there, Alan! How many can you identify at a glance?

Doesn't take a maven to recognize Helvetica... but I do use these things in my day job. Interesting film (http://www.helveticafilm.com/), if you enjoy this type of thing.

Yeps
06-09-2011, 09:44 AM
I have no idea what that model is, but I want one. I love the proportions and that ribbon.

Harry Gooch
06-09-2011, 10:51 AM
Doesn't take a maven to recognize Helvetica... but I do use these things in my day job. Interesting film (http://www.helveticafilm.com/), if you enjoy this type of thing.

... "this type of thing." Punny.

Harry.

Harry Gooch
06-09-2011, 10:52 AM
I have no idea what that model is, but I want one. I love the proportions and that ribbon.

Looks similar to the Squatter that Hats Direct sells. I think they still have one colour available. Check with Jenny.

Harry.

alanfgag
06-09-2011, 10:56 AM
... "this type of thing." Punny.

Harry.

thank you for noticing.

Duper
06-09-2011, 11:15 AM
EA has Squatters in superfine. DM sells squatters but I believe they are not the same felt.

monbla256
06-09-2011, 12:20 PM
Took a look at the current Akubra offerings from Oz and it looks to be possibly any one of 4 possible models with a typical Aussie favored Telescope crease:

Campdraft
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh215/michaelintexas/Hats/Country-CampDraft-SilverBelly1.jpg

Pastoralist
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh215/michaelintexas/Hats/Country-Pastoralist-Fawn1.jpg

Flinders
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh215/michaelintexas/Hats/Heritage-Flinders-Black1.jpg

Squatter
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh215/michaelintexas/Hats/Country-Squatter-SteelGrey1.jpg

from the crown sticker it has I would say that it is from the 70's as that was the same style of logo that was in my Bushman's liner when I bought my first one 32 years ago.

Rick Blaine
06-09-2011, 03:19 PM
Took a look at the current Akubra offerings from Oz and it looks to be possibly any one of 4 possible models with a typical Aussie favored Telescope crease:

Campdraft
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh215/michaelintexas/Hats/Country-CampDraft-SilverBelly1.jpg

Pastoralist
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh215/michaelintexas/Hats/Country-Pastoralist-Fawn1.jpg

Flinders
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh215/michaelintexas/Hats/Heritage-Flinders-Black1.jpg

Squatter
http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh215/michaelintexas/Hats/Country-Squatter-SteelGrey1.jpg

from the crown sticker it has I would say that it is from the 70's as that was the same style of logo that was in my Bushman's liner when I bought my first one 32 years ago.


Thanks for the info, Tex, much obliged.

Yeps
06-09-2011, 03:32 PM
Looks similar to the Squatter that Hats Direct sells. I think they still have one colour available. Check with Jenny.

Harry.

I actually have the Squatter in willow green (great hat) but I love the ribbon on this. I will have to keep an eye out for a vintage western of this shape.