Dobbs Rainbow---Finally

Discussion in 'Hats' started by jamespowers, Feb 2, 2005.

  1. Well, I actually bought a hat that is on my want list. I have been looking for one in my size for years! I can hardly believe it until I get it in my hands. Here is a lousy picture of the original ad but it gives you an idea:

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    Here are some pictures from the seller:

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    notice the cool fishing lure on the ribbon. ah!

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    the liner

    I am as excited about this as Root was about his Dream Hat even though this is not an NOS hat.

    Regards to all,

    J
     
  2. Victor

    Victor One of the Regulars

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    Very nice! I assume they called it "rainbow" because itcame in several colors. Yours seems like a nice neutral gray, not the bright pimp colors I had originally imagined. Where did you get it?
     
  3. The Rainbow name was just a name not description of the colors---thank God. :p It did come in the sparkling green color you see in the ad though. I am glad that is not the color I found . :cool2:
    I found it on the usual auction site. It does need a bit of cleaning but it is a stock hat and a good example of the name. It was part of the Field and Stream series Dobbs had in the 1950s.
    Well, that is one down. Now all I have to find is the Palomino and the Mosaic. That will probably take me another couple of years---for each one. [huh] :fedora:
    Here is an ad for the Field and Stream Series:

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    Regards to all,

    J
     
  4. Ok, I just got it in my hands today. It is even better than I thought. The ribbon has extra detail that the seller's picture doesn't show. The bound edge also has this detailed ribbon. :cool2:
    Here are some pictures of it after I knocked the dust off:

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    Side view

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    Now these kinds of feather decorations I don't mind. :p

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    The bound edge.


    Regards to all,

    J
     
  5. Tomcat

    Tomcat New in Town

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    That is a very nice hat. How much did it end up costing ya if ya don't mind me asking.
     
  6. I had to go back and look now that you mention it.
    I got the Rainbow and a stingy brim Towncraft with a C crown for $41 plus shipping. Can't beat that with a stick. :p
    Anyone need a dark gray Penny's Towncraft? :rolleyes: :)

    Regards to all,

    J
     
  7. photogravity

    photogravity One of the Regulars

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  8. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    Not the same hat.
    Looks nice none the less.
     
  9. photogravity

    photogravity One of the Regulars

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    Not even close to the same hat. It's the same in name only. Still, it appears not to be a very common hat, so I'm glad one appeared in my size and for a reasonable price.


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  10. RBH

    RBH Bartender

    I will be curious to see the brim width on your hat.
    I for one have come to like a shorter brim [from a 2 3\4 to a 2 1\2] but anyway... nice hat.
    I look forward to seeing what you think of it.
     
  11. javadave61

    javadave61 Practically Family

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    It appears as though the logo is stitched into the liner rather than some kind of print screen (or however they normally come). Is this unique, I wonder? Not something I've noticed before.
     
  12. 1mach1

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    Hey, look JP! I bet you forgot about this one. :p
     
  13. Yes, they normally come embroidered as you have pictured. Yours is a late 50s model to be sure but they were all decent hats. Dobbs and Cavanagh are some of my favorites.
    I had a moment just a few days ago with this hat. The fly pin fell out if it and I had to track it down. Many years ago I found a man whose mother worked with Dobbs producing those fly lure pins for the Dobbs Rainbow hats. He had several examples available but we never could agree on a price. That one moment when I lost the pin made me wish I had bought him out of all those extras he had laying around. It still makes me wonder whatever happened to those pins........:doh:
     
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  14. Nah, it was only ten years ago. lol lol I still have the hat and wear it often. :D I am still completely happy with it and for what I paid for it that long ago. I could likely triple my money these days. :p
     
  15. photogravity

    photogravity One of the Regulars

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    I'm still trying to figure out what brim width I like best. Seems for the dressier hats I like them around 2" or so. For more casual dress, 2-1/2" to 2-3/4" works nicely. I have an old hat marked Stuart and sold by Moe Penn in Brooklyn NY that I wore for the first time tonight which has a 3" brim. I felt like I was wearing a cowboy hat at first. As far as this Dobbs, I'm really looking forward to getting my grubby mitts on this one.


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  16. 1mach1

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    That's what I am always telling my wife. The stuff I buy will be worth MORE in the future. Her stuff on the other hand.... :p
     
  17. photogravity

    photogravity One of the Regulars

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    More important, what ever happened to that Penny's Towncraft hat? :p


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  18. I still have that too. :p I stopped counting after 100 you know. :p
     
  19. :rofl: Hat investing---it works for me. :p
     
  20. ingineer

    ingineer One Too Many

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    Wow thanks JP for your first posts, it brings back memories.
    My Father always wore his OR with a Royal Coachman lure in the ribbon.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Coachman
    Times have changed , used to buy them for less than 25 cents
     
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