German & Austrian Hutmachers

Discussion in 'Hats' started by mayserwegener, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. Um........WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  2. mayserwegener

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    Steve, Thanks again!
     
  3. mayserwegener

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    Max, Thank you! I believe this one came from German Ebay.
     
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    Mark, Thanks!
     
  5. Mean Eyed Matt

    Mean Eyed Matt A-List Customer

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    Yeah, that's what I think: German Bay.
    I am very sure that I saw it and thought about buying it.
    Congratulations! It is in good hands with you, I think...
     
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  6. mayserwegener

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    Matt, Yes German Ebay. I went and checked.
     
  7. steur

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    Mixed feelings about this one. Sold to me as a size 59. It isn't (well, if you measure round the outside of the crown it is). More like a size 55 and I would have to stretch it to fit me. Don't really want to do that, because the sweatband already shows a gap. But then again it's a Hückel Prima velour hat. Pre-war and judging by it's styling quite early. No label under the sweat to go by. Overwelt edge at 5,5cm and crown 10,5cm at the center dent. This is a thick and heavy velour hat and I would have loved it to be a size 59, but what can you do?

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  8. Steve1857

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    A beauty of a Hückel, Stefan. Shame about the misinformation re the size.

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  9. steur

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    Thanks, Steve. I specifically asked this seller to look for a label and he could not find one, so I took a chance. The box actually came gift-wrapped! Didn't pay the world for it, but it would have been nice to make someone happy with a size 59 velour.
     
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  10. Mean Eyed Matt

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    What a great hat - and what a pity for the size...
     
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  11. steur

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    Thanks, Matt. Pity indeed, but it was so pettable I couldn't send it away:)
     
  12. Mean Eyed Matt

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    I totally understand you!
     
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  13. steur

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    From an earlier haul a hat I didn't post before.
    Wegener Colonel in grey. Size 59 with the brim at a good 5cm and the crown 11cm at the center dent. Some slight discoloration on the ribbon, but other than that in great shape. It seemed to like these old-fashioned side dents, so who am I to argue?
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  14. Pellie

    Pellie One of the Regulars

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    Damn!! o_O
     
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  15. Garrett

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    Beautiful, Stefan. Let me know if you decide to sell it.
     
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    Stefan, Super find! Sorry about the size. JHS started using such quality distinctions in the early 1920s up to WWII.
     
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  17. steur

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    Garrett, Steve, thanks! It is a substantial velour and even if it isn't the hoped for size, it's still a very interesting hat.
     
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  18. mayserwegener

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    Mayser "Spezial", 61 cm, possibly early 1950s. The dark blue felt is fantastic (color, finish) and easily dry creases. As usual great dressing work (ribbon/bow, sweatband, liner) It's also in NOS condition so probably rarely if ever worn.

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  19. Steve1857

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    Yet another example of Mayser at their best. Great find, Steve.

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    Steve, Thank you! This is a really nice one.
     
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