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Daniele Tanto

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"Blessed are the small sizes because the vintage hat market will be theirs"
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One of those hats that are rarely encountered in the life of an attentive collector. I bought it with my eyes closed, hoping ...
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Morreton "Velrex"color is "Baltique", size 55-56 approximately
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It has an internal opening of exactly 19x16 centimeters
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It is certainly an antique hat, although, for me, it is difficult to date the creations of Morreton, one of the little-known French makers
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I have the same type of black velvet hat with the same denomination and lining,
This is made of very fine blue velour and with a surface finish with a very short fur
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The measures are these: the brims are 6 cm. and the ribbon at 2.5cm, the fully open crown is at 14cm.
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This too is looking for a home, although I know a collector in the Land of Tulips who would have an astonish piece to add to his splendid collection. I'm sure he saw it but....maybe he is not believe it was such a beauty ;-)
 
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Central California
Mossant: brown felt with 5 1/2” open crown and a 2 1/16” brim with an overwelt. The size is French Point 5 or US size 7 1/8.

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Nederland
Flechet with a longer hair finish. The finish isn’t really long, and the hand is quite nice. The size is French Point 5 or US size 7 1/8. The open crown is 5 1/4” and the overwelt brim is 2 1/16” wide. I found it interesting that there was a “5” stamped in the felt behind the sweatband as this was the only indication of size.


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Two nice examples of French hatmanufacture, Brent. I like the Fléchet abit more, as it's style is not as common as the Mossant. Tough to tell what age they are, but likely late forties or early fifties.
 
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Mossant fedora in grey for Gérard Sools. Colour is called "charcoal" and it's unusual to find an English colour name on a Mossant hat. Size 57 with the raw edge brim at 6cm and the crown fairly low at 9,5cm at the center dent. Nice hand to the felt and the hat is lightweight at only 90 grams. Would have liked the flange in the back to be less steep though. Just one star ?

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Berry Welstaupe velour in black. Size 57 woth the raw edge brim at 7cm and the crown at 10 at the center dent. Unlined, but it probably did have one in the past. The brand name is French but I suspect the hatbody is likely Austrian in origin, because "Welstaupe" is not a French word, but German and translated as "Catfish". No other label than the size label inside, which does look French. Very high quality velour, which I think is thirties.

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I couldn't find anything on the retailer.
 
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Maryland
Berry Welstaupe velour in black. Size 57 woth the raw edge brim at 7cm and the crown at 10 at the center dent. Unlined, but it probably did have one in the past. The brand name is French but I suspect the hatbody is likely Austrian in origin, because "Welstaupe" is not a French word, but German and translated as "Catfish". No other label than the size label inside, which does look French. Very high quality velour, which I think is thirties.

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I couldn't find anything on the retailer.
Stefan, Great find! Looks like a light weight and Seal Velour like.
 
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Nederland
Morreton baku. Let's face it: this is a wreck. It had only some slight damage before it was crammed in too small a box for shipping. Brim at 7 cm and the crown at 10cm at the center dent. Weighs 50 grams. This is actually the first baku straw from Europe I've ever seen, which makes it more heartbreaking that the seller was a moron to ship it like she did. Sigh.

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