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

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

  1. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat One Too Many

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  2. humanshoes

    humanshoes Vendor

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    Those all look like great candidates for your new curling iron Brent. Can't wait to see pics of the finished work.
     
  3. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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  4. Hagwood

    Hagwood A-List Customer

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    Thanks, that hat pin does look very familiar to me, but I just can't place it. Any ideas ?

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  5. Hagwood

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    So I did a really good cleaning on it last night and misted it with distilled water and steam to take it back to an open crown, and straightened out the brim. Thanks to some great advice on the forum. It had some funky creases in it that wouldn't come out, and it seems to have done the trick after seeing it this morning after drying. it definitely stiffened it up. Tonight I will try a bash in it and see what I can come up with, and hope the brim still snaps down in front.

    I can see this is going to be very addicting. It's similar to my other hobbies of finding and restoring vintage Music Boxes, Coleman Lanterns, and Fountain Pens. I like finding ones that need a little TLC. There is something very special about taking something from 70 - 80 years ago that has been well used, and maybe even a little abused, and bringing it back to it's former grandeur of a bygone era.

    Here's a few pics after my cleaning and re-shaping last night. It was still wet in the photos, but looked great this morning:

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  6. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat One Too Many

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    It looks like you got the flange restored nicely. The snap ought not be a problem.

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  7. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat One Too Many

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    I just won a Resistol XXX 6 1/8 Western. $14.99 and free shipping.
    It will be interesting to see what arrives.

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  8. Just Daniel

    Just Daniel Practically Family

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    A quick by it now. No liner, but super sweet early Royal Stetson.

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  9. Hat and Rehat

    Hat and Rehat One Too Many

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  10. Hat and Rehat

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    I believe it dates that hat post Christopher Columbus.
     
  11. Bill Hughes

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    It took about 10 minutes to get the technique down. Then I wet the brim and went around it twice to get the what I show in the picture. Of course I did it on straw so, felt could be a bit different.
     
  12. Hat and Rehat

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    I think any of us who actually look at hats closely, rather than look at the hat/wearer combo, could learn it very quickly.
    That's nice, because a lot of other things we want to do turn out a lot more difficult than we first expected, and we eat some mistakes.

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  13. steur

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    A very small hat is my guess...:)
     
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  14. Hagwood

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    Ha ha, I thought I had a small head at 6-7/8...... 6-1/8...... ? Wow.
     
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  15. Hat and Rehat

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    I can't believe that number is correct.
    I bought a $15 lottery ticket.

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  16. Hat and Rehat

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    I also figure that any fur felt finished hat, much less a Resistol, is worth 15 bones unless it has holes in it.

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  17. Scooterz

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    I thought maybe Pan Am airlines but its not quite the same.
     
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  18. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    The seller only provided three pictures, but I scooped it up before someone else did.
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  19. Hagwood

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    That's exactly what I was thinking, but yep, not the same.

    Maybe that's just why it looks familiar to me.
     
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  20. TheOldFashioned

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    Beat me again, Doc. I asked the seller last night to provide some better pics and gave him examples. This morning it was gone.
     
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