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Max Förster "Marke Förster", Wool, 57 cm, 144 grams possibly 1930s. Max Förster Altenburg (Thüringen) was a major hat factory up to WWII. (Altenburg was a hat making center.) I only have one other Max Förster and it's a Wool Soft Felt so happy to have found this Stiff Felt. The seller of this Stiff Felt is located in Altenburg.

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Max Förster "Marke Förster", Wool, 57 cm, 144 grams possibly 1930s. Max Förster Altenburg (Thüringen) was a major hat factory up to WWII. (Altenburg was a hat making center.) I only have one other Max Förster and it's a Wool Soft Felt so happy to have found this Stiff Felt. The seller of this Stiff Felt is located in Altenburg.

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Super find and in good condition too.
 

Fallentaxi

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Max Förster "Marke Förster", Wool, 57 cm, 144 grams possibly 1930s. Max Förster Altenburg (Thüringen) was a major hat factory up to WWII. (Altenburg was a hat making center.) I only have one other Max Förster and it's a Wool Soft Felt so happy to have found this Stiff Felt. The seller of this Stiff Felt is located in Altenburg.

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Beautiful find!
 

Mickey Q

Familiar Face
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Brown Portis “Escort” Royal quality homburg with Swansback Finish. Size 7 US with a wonderfully supple thin and wide leather sweatband with a rolled edge. I’ve always loved their “Typically American” slogan.

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Wow I really like that sweatband ribbon a lot. Do all Portis do that?
 

Granville

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Triumph by Champ (with Super Sonic Edge!). The "super sonic" designation makes me think this is a sixties product. That and the 1.5" brim. Seller said it came in a ruined box labelled "Penthouse" model and "Roman Green" but now that this is in my hands, I think the box was from a different hat. Lots of hats have a green or olive cast, but this has none; it appears black but in very particular light it will turn an extremely dark brown.
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No "Felted by Master Craftsman" or "Kasmir Finish" stamps as usually found on Champ hats, but there is that "Super Sonic Edge" logo, and a Beaver brag stamp:
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Nice feather and wind trolley. Looks like their might have been a pin or badge in the bow, once.

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In terrific shape overall, minimum of dust, no moth bites BUT there is a puncture. I don't think it's a bite because it goes through the satin lining. On the outside is very hard to see/find.

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The satin lining is a bit "spotty." Anyone want to chime in on what causes that? Brylcreem? I'll probably snip the plastic off the tip logo.
While dusting it off and inspecting it I felt a little bump and opened up the seam in the satin lining to take out... I'm not sure what? Moth wings/body parts? Maybe that hole is a moth bite. I've stashed the hat in the freezer for a couple of days, just to be on the safe side. On the head:
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When it comes out of the freezer I'll steam in the pinch/dents I like.
 
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Fallentaxi

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Triumph by Champ (with Super Sonic Edge!). The "super sonic" designation makes me think this is a sixties product. That and the 1.5" brim. Seller said it came in a ruined box labelled "Penthouse" model and "Roman Green" but now that this is in my hands, I think the box was from a different hat. Lots of hats have a green or olive cast, but this has none; it appears black but in very particular light it will turn an extremely dark brown.
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No "Felted by Master Craftsman" or "Kasmir Finish" stamps as usually found on Champ hats, but there is that "Super Sonic Edge" logo, and a Beaver brag stamp:
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Nice feather and wind trolley. Looks like their might have been a pin or badge in the bow, once.

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In terrific shape overall, minimum of dust, no moth bites BUT there is a puncture. I don't think it's a bite because it goes through the satin lining. On the outside is very hard to see/find.

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The satin lining is a bit "spotty." Anyone want to chime in on what causes that? Brylcreem? I'll probably snip the plastic off the tip logo.
While dusting it off and inspecting it I felt a little bump and opened up the seam in the satin lining to take out... I'm not sure what? Moth wings/body parts? Maybe that hole is a moth bite. I've stashed the hat in the freezer for a couple of days, just to be on the safe side. On the head:
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When it comes out of the freezer I'll steam in the pinch/dents I like.
Thank you for posting your new hat. Nice!
It raises a question I've had for some time about whether it's ok to freeze leather sweatbands.
Anybody?
 

NewJack

Practically Family
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My latest addition to my meager homburg collection . I've fallen more in love with homburgs. This was a rare, stately, and awesome find. I'm certain I'll get possible feedback on dating this beauty. #hookedonhomburgs
 

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Steve1857

I'll Lock Up
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My latest addition to my meager homburg collection . I've fallen more in love with homburgs. This was a rare, stately, and awesome find. I'm certain I'll get possible feedback on dating this beauty. #hookedonhomburgs
Great find, Jack. You can't have too many Homburgs :cool:

I have a similar Habig Homburg in blue from February 1974. If your "Auftrags datum" in the top left hand corner of the label had a year description like mine does, you'd know the year.

However, I'm sure more knowledgeable folks on the Lounge like Steve @mayserwegener will be able to chip in on the vintage re the cells on the paper label.
 
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Fritz Reuter Hoflieferant Düsseldorf, 57 cm possibly 1920s or earlier 1900s. From what I could find Fritz Reuter was a retailer so most likely sourced. It's in excellent condition and came with a Fritz Reuter Düsseldorf case.

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Beautiful hat in great condition, Steve. There are quite a few "zylinder hüte" on German Ebay to be found; what makes you go for one?

J. Heinr. Ita, "Extra" "Federlicht" , 56 cm, 90 grams, possibly mid 1930s. Fantastic light weight Blue Felt with a smooth finish that easily dry creases. The blue Sweatband and "ITA" mark are impressive.

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Open Crown

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A hat of exceptional beauty. Love it.

My latest addition to my meager homburg collection . I've fallen more in love with homburgs. This was a rare, stately, and awesome find. I'm certain I'll get possible feedback on dating this beauty. #hookedonhomburgs
Ypou can never have enough homburgs. Nice find, Jack. Judging by the label I'd say it's a later one; up until the mid-eighties they tend to have the production year on the label.
 

BCTTU

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These are all new in the last month! I was saving up for a new fly rod, but ended up taking a different path. I've never worn a Fedora before, but once I tried on the Stratoliner, I knew it was what I've been wanting.
Stetson Stratoliner in Silverbelly, 7 5/8.
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Stetson Stratoliner in black, 7 3/4
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Stetson Roadster in Walnut, 7 5/8. Honestly, had I bought this one first, I may not have bought the others so quickly!
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And the Stetson Bozeman in mushroom for when I'm in the river.
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