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

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

  1. deadlyhandsome

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    I was at a hazmat spill waiting for the county Environmental Health supervisor to declare the scene safe when I found a 7X CB on ebay.


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  2. Rmccamey

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    Good friends.

     
  3. deadlyhandsome

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    Indeed. It’s nice to be able to add a hat to the collection, but friendships are the real treasure. A great bunch of guys here.
     
  4. Héctor Fernández

    Héctor Fernández One Too Many

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    Boy oh boy, first time attempting a reblocking from scratch. I spent almost an hour and still didn't get it perfect, not completely awful, but not there yet. What you think?[emoji3061][emoji1]

    Letting it set overnight and see how it feels in the morning.

    I'm trying to do something a little bit more personal instead of the classic OR blocking, so.....[​IMG]

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  5. Hat and Rehat

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    My thought, too.
     
  6. Hat and Rehat

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    Nicely said, Doc. Though my time here is shorter, I feel very much like that.
    I thank all of you here, my fellow Loungers!
     
  7. Frunobulax

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    Bought one a couple of months ago standing on a flight line in Georgia.
     
  8. drmaxtejeda

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    I buy them between patients sometimes.

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  9. Héctor Fernández

    Héctor Fernández One Too Many

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    Having breakfast and decided to browse the Bay. Found a Pedigree Fifth Avenue "The Regent" that looks in excellent condition. Submitted an offer, and voila, they accepted. I'll post pictures when I get it.[emoji106]

    I embrace brands that are not the popular brands, but still make a good hat. Pedigree is one of those companies.

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  10. M Brown

    M Brown One of the Regulars

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    Why do some Ebay hat sellers use a tape measure laid across the opening of the hat as a means of determining size? Do they not know to measure the circumference of the sweat band?
     
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  11. deadlyhandsome

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    To be fair, the interior circumference is a harder measurement to get right. The interior length plus the width divided by two gets you a close estimate of the size. In fact, those are the measurements for that many of us ask for.


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  12. drmaxtejeda

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    Hahahaha!. I had just sent a PM to Jim Frunobulax telling him to hurry up and buy it. He said he moved on it right away, but it was already sold. Rats! And now I find out it was you!

    I have one Pedigree. I was surprised at how good the felt is. I think you'll like it, Héctor.

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  13. drmaxtejeda

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    Knowing the hat opening measurements is a lot more precise.
    This table was provided by a very helpful lounger. I use it all the time. Gracias, Brent! [​IMG]

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  14. Frunobulax

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    Good pick up. As Max said, he reached out, but I was in church. When I checked after, you had scooped it up.

    I guess I should have gone to noon services!

    As Brent says, I don't trust the circumference measurements of sellers. Hell, I don't trust most of what they tell me unless they seem like they've sold hats before. I have bought hats listed as 21" or such that, when I asked for the oval measurements, turned out to be much different in size.

    Still, thanks for the tip, my friend. It's appreciated.
     
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  15. drmaxtejeda

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    What riles me is when they lay a soft measurement tape across the opening. It bends, of course, so you know the measurement isn't acurate, and besides, the measurement doesn't start at zero, so you would have to figure it out even if it were rigid. Aaaghhhh!

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  16. steur

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    That looks like a winner there, Brent! I suspect Max' spidey sense started tingling:)
     
  17. Hat and Rehat

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    Circumference measurements are actually pretty hard to get accurate with a soft tape. I get pretty good ones using a piece of copper wire, which can be formed to the inside above the break, marked, then removed, straightened, and measured.
    A lot of, if not most, vintage hats also have the size someplace other than the size tag, which might be missing.
    While in production the manufacture personnel had to know the size before it got to the trimmer that sewed a tag in. Very often you can find the size scrawled in some kind of shorthand, in chalk, inside the sweat band, on the leather and/or the felt.
    Sellers have confirmed the size for me that way when asked.
     
  18. Hat and Rehat

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    Two auctions I was watching ended today, during service time. I put my phone on airplane mode and prayed to forget about them.
    Fortunately I've never heard hats mentioned in a sermon. Crowns, yes, but fortunately not today.
     
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  19. Hat and Rehat

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    That's a great resource! Thanks for sharing.
     
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  20. AbbaDatDeHat

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    Turn about is fair play.
    Think you will love this one Brent.
    Knox does a nice edge. When i play weird crease day the Knox Forty gets the call. I think that speaks for the felt. Lol
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