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    The Dobbs Diner...

    This is a somewhat puzzling 1940's Dobbs, 2 1/2 inch brim, bought earlier this year. It has a liner said to date ca. 1940-45, and has a 40's manufacturing tag behind sweatband. This tag say it's a size 7 hat. However, the size tag say 7 1/8, and it's a red tag said to not be used before the...
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    The BORSALINO BROTHERHOOD

    Thanks. I think I bought both these Minks on the same day. Maybe I didn't have a Senior Moment on the smaller one. Those 10 Stars on it might have melted my brain so I couldn't think right about the size.
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    The BORSALINO BROTHERHOOD

    Another Borsalino Mink, 10 Stars, Marque Grande Luxe, bought earlier this year. Has 2 inch brim. Size 4 1/2. I had a Senior Moment and kept thinking it was a 5 1/2, so too small for me. Tag says Cafro or Cafbo, I think for color.
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    The BORSALINO BROTHERHOOD

    This hat has a 2 1/2 inch brim.
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    The BORSALINO BROTHERHOOD

    A Borsalino Leo Fabrizi I bought earlier this year. Mink 6 Stars. Color Bronzo.
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    The Official Stetson 25 Thread

    Thanks, Bob. The hat had found it's way into a Goodwill store in Illinois. It has no liner, but for a bid of $114 for an earlyish 25, I'm quite pleased. It had a Cattleman's crease, which I undid.
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    The Official Stetson 25 Thread

    Another Stetson Twenty Five I just got today from eBay auction. This one still has the 1951-1953 O.P.S. tag attached. Seeing this hat up for auction is what caused me to look again at my other Twenty Fives for tags.
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    7X Clear Beaver Open Road

    PS- Ken is shown on the Lounge wearing his Number 1 on pg 9 of the Stetson Number 1 Quality thread.
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    7X Clear Beaver Open Road

    Looking at the white To Reorder tag behind the sweatband, I see a similar tag on a Stetson Number 1 Quality hat, bone white, which is for sale on eBay right now by Ken (wyldkarma) from the Lounge. The size tag on that hat is the "mixed numbers" type, with both the number and the fraction, which...
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    The Official Stetson 25 Thread

    Oh, thanks for the correction.
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    The Official Stetson 25 Thread

    For the benefit of others, this is what you're left looking at if the 1951-1953 O.P.A. sticker has been torn off and you're left with the bottom stub of it stuck to the back side of the sweatband. On Stetsons, I think it's always or generally between the size tag at rear of sweatband and the...
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    The Official Stetson 25 Thread

    Correction - meant O.P.A. label.
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    The Official Stetson 25 Thread

    Bob, that 2nd Twenty Five, the one with the earliest tag, you estimated dating from 1940 to 1952. I just went back and checked the sweatband again, and it has the stub of a O.P.E label attached to the sweatband where the rest of it with all of the writing had been cut or torn off. So this hat...
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    Stetson crest dating

    I appreciate that info about the squiggly lines.
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    The Dobbs Diner...

    Thanks, Hatman. I don't think the seller even knew what they had, because they didn't even mention that it was a Forty.

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