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  1. There was a time when Akubra was licensed by Stetson to make the Open Road for the Australian market; that could explain why the hat is a Stetson and an Akubra. FYI, after that association ended Akubra continued to make the Open Road, but they named their version the Campdraft.
     
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  2. Frunobulax

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    How is it an Akubra? I only see Stetson markings and tags. Also, the three-ply ribbon makes it not an Open Road. Great looking hat, in any case.

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    Sanford Goldstein Familiar Face

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    Deadlyhansome: I’ll let ya know. However I do want to get some where time with it
     
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  4. Sanford Goldstein

    Sanford Goldstein Familiar Face

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    2EDE133F-780C-4E6E-859B-4EF9AD7B1CE5.jpeg ED0E5C51-57A7-4AB6-AEDD-CB6C61D0D8DF.jpeg 6A167E9D-E80D-4344-93FE-CD4870AC2F5A.jpeg Frunobax: if you look at the steteson stamping on the headband you’ll see the register mark and the akubra marking under that stamped on the band and you can see the akubra tag and booklet... yes I relize the booklet doesn’t make it an akubra but the sales tag that on it may give it some credibility however the stamping on the headband would give that conclusion to be an akubra
     
  5. Sanford, the fact that this hat is not stamped Open Road doesn't really mean much. It obviously has all the specs of an OR (block, bound edge brim, etc). There are examples of many such hats made on 3x5" & 3x6" bodies with all the specs that are not marked as Open Roads. You will find spirited debates in various threads as to whether they should be called OR's or not. I'll post a pic of one of mine below.

    The 2nd hat with the telescope crease is definitely an Akubra OR, but based on your pics of this first hat I would have to agree with Fruno; I'm not seeing anything to indicate it was made by Akubra instead of Stetson.

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  6. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    You’ve seen this Hat on another Head!

    Bill Hughes sells a hat

    January, 2019

    TEXAS – In a moment of weakness, noted Hatologist Bill Hughes sold a prized Stetson One Hundred to hat aficionado Randy McCamey. “I was shocked,” says McCamey, “I mentioned something about having a rare One Hundred of my own and, out of the blue and completely unexpected, he offered me one of his vintage pieces. I still don’t know what to say. It was such a wonderful experience meeting Bill and his wife and now owning a piece of history”. The sand colored One Hundred is even more special as it has been given a bit of professional “TLC” by none other than hat master Art Fawcett of Vintage Silhouettes Custom Hats fame. “Art gave this hat a custom ribbon treatment that makes it truly one of a kind” says McCamey. Be assured that this One Hundred will be on McCamey’s head for years to come!


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  7. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Lucky Hat Aficionado gets Two “Keepers” the same Week!

    First a One Hundred, now a Stratoliner

    January, 2019

    TEXAS – “It is my lucky week.” says hat aficionado Randy McCamey, “First, I get a Stetson One Hundred and then I happen upon a seller who wants to move a vintage Stetson Stratoliner! I guess some of Dr. Max’s good luck is rubbing off on me.” The gray Strat came with a center crease only and no other evidence of having been creased or worn in the past. The Gold Medal Royal Stetson Stratoliner was originally sold by C. C. Bradley of Portland, OR. Unlike many vintage hats, dating this one was easy for McCamey. “Stamped on the back of the sweatband is Dec 16, 1957. That is only a month before I was born!” Good luck with your new “keepers” Mr. McCamey. We look forward to seeing them on your head often.


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  8. Frunobulax

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    Indeed. Didn't see that in the previous pics. Like Jack sez, a rare bird in the US.

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  9. Sanford Goldstein

    Sanford Goldstein Familiar Face

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    thanks
     
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    Sanford Goldstein Familiar Face

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    Don’t think I listed it previously but the bow itself is knottted at the ends... these knots were hand done and no longer being done
     
  11. Lee Silver Label Black homburg. Dense moldable felt and wonderful ribbon colors. In great shape. I’d be over the moon except it’s a 7 1/4. It will go into the classifieds soon, but shoot me a PM if you’re interested.

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  12. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Churchill Fifty, from Gunloader55 via Bowen.
    I confess that neither Ignacio nor I liked the shape, so I had him change it.
    Por mi culpa, por mi culpa, por mi gran culpa.
    Here are before (Bowen's) and after pics.
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  13. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Four-star Brent.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Another confession:

    I bought a Demon Hanover for the liner, because moths had a field day with the felt. When Juan Carlos brought it over it was even worse than in the seller's pictures. I had never seen moth holes that went all the way through before, but now I've seen plenty.

    Anyway, the liner was everything that I had hoped, and the hat was inexpensive, so it was still a good buy, but I couldn't bear to look at it in that moth hole inferno, so I took it off and asked Ignacio to put it on an unlined Tress hat.

    I like both the hat and the liner that way.

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  15. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    My first Stetson Fifteen.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  16. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Royal Luxury Wormser.
    I had to change the sweatband.
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  17. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Know Westlite. Disappointing felt.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  18. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    MacLachlan, for my daughter Mara Alisa[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  19. RomanImperator

    RomanImperator One of the Regulars

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    Mallory Ten Pliafelt with an interesting reverse bound edge treatment. OPS tag puts it between 51 and 53.

    This Pliafelt is the greatest felt I've ever handled, even moreso than say my OPS Strat. It's very stiff yet creases like clay. The best word I can come up with is it's extremely "crisp."[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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