Ebay Hats: Victories, Defeats, Gripes & Items of Interest

Discussion in 'Hats' started by AlanC, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. UnclePete

    UnclePete New in Town

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    They’re not
     
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  2. TheOldFashioned

    TheOldFashioned Practically Family

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    Well shoot, I've been using the wrong search terms:
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  3. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Just bought this one, thanks to Brent, AKA @deadlyhandsome. The listing said it has a "Mode Edge, and, although the pictures are blurry, I think it does. I also like the concentric, not spiral, stitching on the brim, and has a suede finish.
    I recently promised myself not to buy hats I already have close examples of, but I have none like this one, and the price was right.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  4. Frunobulax

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    I saw that one, too. Good get, Max.

    Sent directly from my mind to yours.
     
  5. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Thanks, Jim.

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  6. Just Daniel

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    Doc! I thought you retired from hats! :)


     
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  7. Just Daniel

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    Confirmed: I just had a best offer accepted for $89, below the $99 first bid setting, and the listing says “Sold for $99”

    Daniel


     
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  8. UnclePete

    UnclePete New in Town

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    Asked an eBay seller if I could get some pics of his hat in the sunlight.
    He told me to google it to see other pics. He can google .................
     
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  9. TheOldFashioned

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    Have to let me know what the brim width is when you get it. I had asked the seller this morning and was waiting on a response. Sniped in the interim. Good get!
     
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  10. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    No... I said I didn't think I'd buy new ones I already had... And this one's different and cheap.

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  11. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    Felted brim edge and that concentric stitching and suede finish! If that hat is in as good of condition as I hope it is, you really got a deal. I like the unusual ones.


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  12. Just Daniel

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    Snipers from three sides late at night, but I had set a high bid and gone to bed. A late-40s, early 50s 7 1/4. Felt looks like some of the last soft 3X of the generation.

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  13. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes Call Me a Cab

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    Nice wide brim XXX. But my understanding is the “Last Drop of Water” liner was first used in the 50s.
     
  14. alanfgag

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    I don't know if that is accurate. A 1981 trademark filing references a first use in trade for
    THE LAST DROP FROM HIS STETSON in 1921. Vic knows more about the history of this illustrator and his work for Stetson. I'd date the hat from 1950s. Could it be 1949?...
     
  15. Just Daniel

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    I think that's right. I was going primarily by the oilskin and stars on the crest, but I think the oilskin dates approximately 48-52, and the stars on sweat crests began conversion in '52 (but bled over with some select models like the 100 and 7X CB).


     
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  16. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    Your quoted photos seem to show a welt on the top and bottom of the brim. Look forward to better photos when you receive the hat.
     
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  17. carouselvic

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    reg#1132246 may of 1948 for use in headwear.....the national ad campaign goes back to the 20's
     
  18. Bill Hughes

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    Interesting. So does no oilskin pre-date oilskin or post-date?

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  19. Just Daniel

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    Thanks Vic. I have two early 3Xs Last Drops without oilskin or plastic, which I assume likely predate the use of those materials. '48 would fit that timeframe.

    In determining whether a hat pre or post dates the oilskin era I think requires some assumptions; the quality of felt and leather sweat, stars or maple leaf on the crest (pre-52), and shape of the inventory and reorder tags (smaller size in the 40s) are some indicators.

    Maybe some of the big boys have more info.

     
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