Agreed. The "in" part of that is that other hats with the same proportions and felt typically don't fetch as much as a hat with a particular model name. Stratoliner and Whippet are hot names, that normally bring higher prices. I would have expected your hat to go for closer to $250.
Well, I've finally joined the white hat club!!
This is a maker I've never heard of before. It says on the liner "Layton Imperial, by Sherman." The band calls this model "the Senator." Has a big wide, 3" brim. 1940s? Anyone?
This thing has a ton of shallow moth nibbles on it, but there are so many that it almost makes the the thing look uniform! Also the thread on the brim binding is yellowed and impossible to clean, sadly. I had it soaking in the "stuff" for about 2 hours early this morning. It looked far, far worse, believe me.
When I got this one it was a twofer. A chocolate brown one in the exact same model was with it. I am working on that now, but it is in worse shape than the white one.
I paid $50 each and they came in a double hat, Merrimac hat box. So, $110 for the lot.
Mario could have gotten this for 8 Euro shipped.
Last edited by rlk; 02-01-2011 at 01:42 PM.
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