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German & Austrian Hutmachers

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Maryland
Habock's Velour Cardboard (7 cm x 5 cm) and Metal (7 cm x 3.5 cm) Displays possibly 1920s / 1930s and recent arrivals.

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Habock is Heinrich Bock Hutfabrik Berlin. Back in 2015 I found this Habock's Velour, Blum-Velour advertisement (from DHZ 12/10/1928) that showed an alliance between Heinrich Bock Hutfabrik Berlin and Oberösterreich / Upper Austria Carl Blum Weis Velourhutfabrik. Most likely Oberösterreich / Upper Austria Carl Blum Weis Velourhutfabrik suppled Velour Stumpen / Capelines to Heinrich Bock Hutfabrik Berlin possibly finished Velour Hats.

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Heinrich Bock Hutfabrik, Berlin

https://germanaustrianhats.invisionzone.com/topic/175-heinrich-bock-hutfabrik-berlin/
 
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Nederland
Habock's Velour Cardboard (7 cm x 5 cm) and Metal (7 cm x 3.5 cm) Displays possibly 1920s / 1930s and recent arrivals.

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Habock is Heinrich Bock Hutfabrik Berlin. Back in 2015 I found this Habock's Velour, Blum-Velour advertisement (from DHZ 12/10/1928) that showed an alliance between Heinrich Bock Hutfabrik Berlin and Oberösterreich / Upper Austria Carl Blum Weis Velourhutfabrik. Most likely Oberösterreich / Upper Austria Carl Blum Weis Velourhutfabrik suppled Velour Stumpen / Capelines to Heinrich Bock Hutfabrik Berlin possibly finished Velour Hats.

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Heinrich Bock Hutfabrik, Berlin

https://germanaustrianhats.invisionzone.com/topic/175-heinrich-bock-hutfabrik-berlin/
Great looking items, all of these, Steve. Lovely pieces of hat history.
 

Steve1857

I'll Lock Up
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8,266
Location
Denmark
Newly arrived ca. 1930s Hückel Standard, Crystal Velour. Perhaps the "Paris Grand Prix 1900" stamp can place it somewhat more precisely. I don't recall having seen this stamp before on a JHS Velour.

Brim 5.5cm, crown 10.5cm at the front crease, grosgrain ribbon 4.5cm.

The felt is soft and velvety compared to my Hückel Novo Velour and the Hückel Flexible Velour I exchanged with Panos.

I'll take new photos in the daylight ASAP.

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17,194
Location
Maryland
Newly arrived ca. 1930s Hückel Standard, Crystal Velour. Perhaps the "Paris Grand Prix 1900" stamp can place it somewhat more precisely. I don't recall having seen this stamp before on a JHS Velour.

Brim 5.5cm, crown 10.5cm at the front crease, grosgrain ribbon 4.5cm.

The felt is soft and velvety compared to my Hückel Novo Velour and the Hückel Flexible Velour I exchanged with Panos.

I'll take new photos in the daylight ASAP.

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Steve, Super find! The Velour finish looks great. All around fantastic! I think it's from around the mid 1930s. Here are some other hats with the same paper label type.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVr8q8H
 

Daniele Tanto

I'll Lock Up
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4,079
Location
Verona - Italia
Newly arrived ca. 1930s Hückel Standard, Crystal Velour. Perhaps the "Paris Grand Prix 1900" stamp can place it somewhat more precisely. I don't recall having seen this stamp before on a JHS Velour.

Brim 5.5cm, crown 10.5cm at the front crease, grosgrain ribbon 4.5cm.

The felt is soft and velvety compared to my Hückel Novo Velour and the Hückel Flexible Velour I exchanged with Panos.

I'll take new photos in the daylight ASAP.

Bello è!
 
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17,194
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Maryland
P. & C. Habig Wien, "The Unbreakable Habig Motor - Derby", 23 cm x 20 cm, Advertising Placard. Possibly for the American Market. Need to do more research to determine a possible time period.

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P. & C. Habig Wien, "Der steife Habig Auto - Hut zerbricht nicht! / The stiff Habig Car Hat doesn't break!", 23 cm x 15.5 cm, Advertising Placard. Need to do more research to determine a possible time period.

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P. & C. Habig Wien, "Habig Auto - Capes, Marque deposée, Incassable, Indéformable" / Habig Auto - Capes, Trademark, Unbreakable, Undeformable", 23 cm x 15.5 cm, Advertising Placard. Could be for the French Market. Not sure if "Auto - Capes" is related to "Auto - Cape" patent. I think this is earlier because the "Auto Cape" mark was also used in the Austrian and German Markets. Need to do more research to determine a possible time period.

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17,786
Location
Nederland
Newly arrived ca. 1930s Hückel Standard, Crystal Velour. Perhaps the "Paris Grand Prix 1900" stamp can place it somewhat more precisely. I don't recall having seen this stamp before on a JHS Velour.

Brim 5.5cm, crown 10.5cm at the front crease, grosgrain ribbon 4.5cm.

The felt is soft and velvety compared to my Hückel Novo Velour and the Hückel Flexible Velour I exchanged with Panos.

I'll take new photos in the daylight ASAP.

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Always nice to see one of these old Hückel hats pop up. Great find and a lovely hat, Steve.
 
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17,786
Location
Nederland
P. & C. Habig Wien, "The Unbreakable Habig Motor - Derby", 23 cm x 20 cm, Advertising Placard. Possibly for the American Market. Need to do more research to determine a possible time period.

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51851052659_21e51f7b7a_h.jpg


P. & C. Habig Wien, "Der steife Habig Auto - Hut zerbricht nicht! / The stiff Habig Car Hat doesn't break!", 23 cm x 15.5 cm, Advertising Placard. Need to do more research to determine a possible time period.

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P. & C. Habig Wien, "Habig Auto - Capes, Marque deposée, Incassable, Indéformable" / Habig Auto - Capes, Trademark, Unbreakable, Undeformable", 23 cm x 15.5 cm, Advertising Placard. Could be for the French Market. Not sure if "Auto - Capes" is related to "Auto - Cape" patent. I think this is earlier because the "Auto Cape" mark was also used in the Austrian and German Markets. Need to do more research to determine a possible time period.

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Really cool finds, Steve. Kind of a miracle these things have survived all these years.
 
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17,194
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Maryland
P. & C. Habig Wien, Hutmacher 1862, Hat Box, 39 cm X 35 cm X 18 cm / 15.4 inches X 13.8 inches X 7 inches, possibly later 1960s.

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Thom. Janout, Hut - Vertreibs - K. G., Linz - Donau . Thom. Janout had Manufacturing, Wholesale and Retail Sales at this time. Two Men's Hats were sent to Marbach a/D Donau , Austria.


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The P. & C. Habig Wien, Hutmacher 1862, Crest, on four sides of the box.

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Vienna Am Hof Square, on two sides of the box.

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Vienna Belvedere Palace, on two sides of the box.

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17,786
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Nederland
P. & C. Habig Wien, Hutmacher 1862, Hat Box, 39 cm X 35 cm X 18 cm / 15.4 inches X 13.8 inches X 7 inches, possibly late 1920s / 1930s.

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Thom. Janout, Hut - Vertreibs - K. G., Linz - Donau . Thom. Janout had Manufacturing, Wholesale and Retail Sales at this time. Two Men's Hats were sent to Marbach a/D Donau , Austria.


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The P. & C. Habig Wien, Hutmacher 1862, Crest, on four sides of the box.

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Vienna Am Hof Square, on two sides of the box.

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Vienna Belvedere Palace, on two sides of the box.

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Another cool find, Steve. Don't see Habig boxes much if at all.
 

Steve1857

I'll Lock Up
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8,266
Location
Denmark
P. & C. Habig Wien, Hutmacher 1862, Hat Box, 39 cm X 35 cm X 18 cm / 15.4 inches X 13.8 inches X 7 inches, possibly late 1920s / 1930s.

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Thom. Janout, Hut - Vertreibs - K. G., Linz - Donau . Thom. Janout had Manufacturing, Wholesale and Retail Sales at this time. Two Men's Hats were sent to Marbach a/D Donau , Austria.


51858623499_744b235621_h.jpg


51858293051_e35e0fbca9_h.jpg


The P. & C. Habig Wien, Hutmacher 1862, Crest, on four sides of the box.

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Vienna Am Hof Square, on two sides of the box.

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Vienna Belvedere Palace, on two sides of the box.

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A jaw dropping find, Steve. Congrats!
 
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17,194
Location
Maryland
Alois Pichler Wien, measures 57 cm, no paper label, possibly late 1950s. I am fairly certain the Felt has some Wool content and has a very soft hand and easily dry creases. The Felt is a mélange of mostly gray and green. Not sure if this was made or sourced by Alois Pichler Wien. The components and workmanship are of high quality.

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Open Crown

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Mean Eyed Matt

One Too Many
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1,103
Location
Germany
P. & C. Habig Wien, Hutmacher 1862, Hat Box, 39 cm X 35 cm X 18 cm / 15.4 inches X 13.8 inches X 7 inches, possibly late 1920s / 1930s.

51858397803_5a8265b2c5_h.jpg


51858952930_bc6b0a1feb_h.jpg


Thom. Janout, Hut - Vertreibs - K. G., Linz - Donau . Thom. Janout had Manufacturing, Wholesale and Retail Sales at this time. Two Men's Hats were sent to Marbach a/D Donau , Austria.


51858623499_744b235621_h.jpg


51858293051_e35e0fbca9_h.jpg


The P. & C. Habig Wien, Hutmacher 1862, Crest, on four sides of the box.

51860485290_b68ffe6a06_h.jpg


Vienna Am Hof Square, on two sides of the box.

51860152364_c972c30718_h.jpg


Vienna Belvedere Palace, on two sides of the box.

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I'm not quite sure, Steve, but I may have to disappoint you: I'm afraid the box, while made and printed in an old style, is a bit younger than you thought (and so did I). The four-digit postal code was apparently introduced in Austria in the 1960s, so at least the address label to Mr. Krammer in Marbach / Danube would have to be younger.

Nevertheless: Habig's hatbox is fantastic and extremely rare - I have only seen a similar one once - for an exorbitant price: So congratulations on this great piece!
 

Mean Eyed Matt

One Too Many
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1,103
Location
Germany
Alois Pichler Wien, measures 57 cm, no paper label, possibly late 1950s. I am fairly certain the Felt has some Wool content and has a very soft hand and easily dry creases. The Felt is a mélange of mostly gray and green. Not sure if this was made or sourced by Alois Pichler Wien. The components and workmanship are of high quality.

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51873939143_8b1c4845c4_h.jpg


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Open Crown

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A wonderful hat of an extremely rare brand, Steve: congratulations! Really fantastic!
I would have guessed it even older from the gut, as some components like the sweat with the lettering remind me strongly of pre-war/war hats. Anyway, really a great hat!
 
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17,786
Location
Nederland
Alois Pichler Wien, measures 57 cm, no paper label, possibly late 1950s. I am fairly certain the Felt has some Wool content and has a very soft hand and easily dry creases. The Felt is a mélange of mostly gray and green. Not sure if this was made or sourced by Alois Pichler Wien. The components and workmanship are of high quality.

51873946108_764d3b89f1_h.jpg


51874184229_d159452e16_h.jpg


51873939143_8b1c4845c4_h.jpg


51873942138_acc538b81e_h.jpg


51872897227_a196ba8bcc_h.jpg


51872899087_286b96916e_h.jpg


Open Crown

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Again: a real beauty. Love it.
 

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