Over 100 Vintage Fedoras

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  1. Ivano

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    it has been a while since I last posted but I have finally started to sort out the cache of Fedoras that my wife obtained of buying a small costumers business in Saint John NB,Canada. I have attached a few pics. Some of the names I have and approximate quantities are Kensington(12) , Vanity(6), The Tower(4) , The King Hat(4) , Lewis Hat(9), The Brock(40)...seems this was a company bought and owned by Stetson at some point as Stetson appears on some of the hats. Pierto Fratelli(5), Borsalino(12), Stetson(5), St.Lawrence(6),Boulter (3), Biltmore(3), Derniere Nouveaute(4) and a few others.Most of these have never been worn. It appears as though the person we bought from purchased them from retailers that may have been closing. Most are felt but there are a number of fur as well. Would like to unload these but looking for ideas on how. Sizes range so far from 6-3/4 to 7-1/2. Colors vary as well
     

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  2. I'm sure you would have no problem selling them on the Lounge. I'd love to see anything you have in 7-1/2. For instance this one:

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    What more can you tell me about it? Brand/model? Photos of the interior?

    Thanks,

    Bob
     
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  3. deadlyhandsome

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    If you happen upon any 7 5/8 hats, I’d be interested.
     
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    I sent you a message

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  5. The Wiser Hatter

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    Anything in 7 3/8? Pm pictures.
     
  6. jlee562

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    Interested in those size 7's...
     
  7. Qrowin

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    I would definitely be interested in something at 7 1/8. It's been hard to find descent vintage hats in Canada. Especially out west.
     
  8. belfastboy

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    Yes, anything resembling a Homburg in 7 3/8 or 7 1/2 I am interested
     
  9. steur

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    We thought we'd lost you! I remember that initial posting. Like the other said: you'll have no trouble selling a good number of these hats on the lounge here (especially the larger sizes). It would take some work getting them up here with a number of pictures per hat, but that would get the best results, I think. I would love to see the sized 7 hats myself.
    Alternatively you could sell them all in one go to @drmaxtejeda; it's where all the hats seem to end up anyway:D
     
  10. Ivano

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    I’ve gone out for the evening but will send the pics of inside etc tomorrow first thing.
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    Still around and have now sorted by size. Looks like over 50 are size 7 and larger. Came across 2 new names Dorfman Pacific. A black one that is my personal fav
     
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  11. Ivano

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    The other name is Smithbilt and Crean Dura Craft. The pic below is the Dorfman Pacific. I will start getting some detailed pics out some time today. I’m not familiar with that seller you mentioned but will source them out. I have not yet considered pricing as the purpose for the post yesterday was to help get me pointed in right direction and thanks to the responses I feel more comfortable today than yesterday. Tracking down the vintage will be a challenge but I will keep at it.
     

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  12. drmaxtejeda

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    I am not a seller [emoji5] @steur is just making fun of me. He says I am buying most of the hats on eBay. I would be interested in your hats as well, specially the 7 1/4 and 7 3/8s. I am between sizes, and I have a hatter who can conform them to my size.

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  13. drmaxtejeda

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    By the way, I recently bought a gray Borsalino very much like the one in one of your pictures. It is the same color, without a liner, and with the same sweatband. I paid $590 for it on eBay. Daniele Tanto, our Borsalino expert, opined it was from the 1920s or 30s. Competition was fierce for it.

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  14. Ivano

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    Comments have been very helpful. Thank you to all. Taking pictures isn't a strong point of mine but after looking at other pics and the importance of stitching and labels etc I will start with one of a PIETRO FRATELLI & CA. It's a grey felt. 7,3/8. Black Band. Leather sweat band. On the size tag it reads 316. Not sure if that is significant. This has never been worn. Please let me know if there would be other shots that would be helpful.
     

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  15. Ivano

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    This us a light grey Borsalino. 7,1/4. I took a close up of the front head band section as its the first time I noticed this sort pleated band( if anyone knows what it's called let me know) it's awesome workmanship.
     

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  16. jlee562

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    The corrugated piece between the sweatband and the inside of the crown was meant for ventilation.
     
  17. steur

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    These are absolutely gorgeous hats. The corrugated band in front of the sweatband doesn't have a specific name, but is a feature of earlier Borsalino hats.
     
  18. splintercellsz

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    i'll take it if selling

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  19. deadlyhandsome

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    If you come across any 7 5/8 or 7 3/4 (European 61 or 62) hats please hit me up.

    Brent


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  20. belfastboy

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    How much?
     

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