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

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

  1. steur

    steur I'll Lock Up

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    Thanks, Brent. I'm probably too accustomed to getting hats in my size cheap. Lesson learned.
     
  2. ofcoursemyhorse

    ofcoursemyhorse Practically Family

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    I'm innocent on the borsalino. I did scoop that select quality with the black/purple liner. And I would have no issue with international shipping your way.
     
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  3. drmaxtejeda

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    I was gonna buy that one, but then I noticed it was too small for me. You gotta get yourself a brother-in-law who lives in the US, Stefan.

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  4. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    You could give Mike's address as your alternate shipping address, Stefan. You can control who it's sent to when you pay. That's what I do with my long-suffering brother-in-law, Juan Carlos.
    Then, when you exchange hats as you normally do, he can send them all together, although a little squashed. A little steam, and voilá!

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  5. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Just won/sniped this Dobbs Gay Prince that doesn't have the "Gay Prince" marking.
    Is it because it is it is from before/after they were marked as Gay Princes?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  6. Bill Hughes

    Bill Hughes One Too Many

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    Looks like it's from the 50s. Don't know when the "Gay Prince" started or stopped being made.
     
  7. Redfokker

    Redfokker

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    This has worked out well for us. I am more than willing to help out other Loungers in the same way. Shipping is going up here in the US, not sure about international rates.

    The details on a Gay Prince are so pronounced. I was interested in the "Twenty" designation, I always pictured this model as a lower end model for weekend casual wear.
     
  8. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    I have other, similar felts, Mike. Suede finish, all of them. Really nice.

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  9. Garrett

    Garrett My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Afraid I'm the culprit, Stefan. Will post detailed photos if the seller is willing to ship to the states. Haven't heard back yet.

    Steve was able to find some info on the retailer:

    https://germanaustrianhats.invisionzone.com/topic/111-ferd-meister-nürnberg/
     
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  10. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat Practically Family

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    Very beautiful. Someone needs to explain to hat 4 1/2 size tag to me though.

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  11. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat Practically Family

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    Is it from Columbia? Someone very recently posted a hat much like that aimed at the market South of the Rio Grande. Maybe they can pipe in because I cant recall the details.

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  12. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Colombia, the country, is spelled with an O. I have never seen the word or name Columbia in something that wasn't from the USA, so I looked it up right now. Wikipedia says "Columbia is a New Latin toponym in use since the 1730s for the Thirteen Colonies". No wonder then, huh?
    BTW, for those who didn't know it, Latin Americans refer to US citizens as "Estadounidenses"or sometimes "Norteamericanos", to avoid confusion. To them, all of the citizens of every country in America (the continent) is an "Americano". One time, when I said I was American, I was told I might as well call myself an earthling.


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  13. steur

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    My lounge-brothers live all over the world, Max.
     
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  14. steur

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    Sometimes that's an option, Max. And Mike @Redfokker has been kind enough several times to let me use his address. But some sellers won't allow any bidding at all from foreign buyers.
     
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  15. steur

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    A relief to see it go to a good home at least. Kind of expected that it would be of interest to you, Garrett. Your laser-vision for spotting those hats still works (damn)!:)
     
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  16. steur

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    Borsalino used the French sizing system (Guiseppe Borsalino was schooled in France after all), so the 4 1/2 is a size 56. Borsalino did use other sizing systems for foreign markets as well though. The Borsalinos for the American market use the American sizing.
     
  17. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    Some of the conversion charts I’ve seen have given slightly different values:

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  18. drmaxtejeda

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    Just bought this Oviatt's Borsalino. It's not as nice as my other one, but I think it will clean up nicely, and it was only $150...[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  19. Fair price I would think, but I'm more of a $15 hat guy. :rolleyes:

    Going back to the porch now...

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  20. Just Daniel

    Just Daniel A-List Customer

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    I find only really old crabby guys still worry about the “Americano” thing, I always laugh heartily at or with them given that even Canadians and Mexicans call us Americanos :)


     
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