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AbbaDatDeHat

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Thanks, guys. I've done a lot of looking through the Lot # thread to see the hats but I've never paid much attention to the numbers. Guess I need to do some reading. I have another No. 1 with a lot # in the 3XXX's so, knowing this hat was an earlier one was the extent of my knowledge.
No way definitive but i chased low Lot #s awhile back.
My recollection is the lowest was #5xx, then your No.1 at #13xx, then a black Boss Raw Edge at #15xx.
Can’t remember what the #5xx was, maybe a bowler or what thread it was in.
Anyway black #s 2 and 3 are outstanding.
B
 

Just Daniel

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If they all run together (stiff and soft) I just posted a bowler lot# 1582 with a Nov 1909 date - so you can be fairly confident yours was at least a few months earlier.



Thanks, guys. I've done a lot of looking through the Lot # thread to see the hats but I've never paid much attention to the numbers. Guess I need to do some reading. I have another No. 1 with a lot # in the 3XXX's so, knowing this hat was an earlier one was the extent of my knowledge.
 

Jesse John

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1x Nutria Boss of The Plains. I will be making a leather band for this one. I’ll be sure to post it again when that is complete. Till then, I am enjoying the heck out of it.. patina and all! LOT4413
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AbbaDatDeHat

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I think this belongs here. Stetson Carlsbad I got last year. Threw on this beaver brand hat band to give it some zest and cover up the awful eyelets someone put in there for a stampede strap. I think it still looks classy!View attachment 442003View attachment 442006View attachment 442008View attachment 442005View attachment 442004View attachment 442002View attachment 442007
Most excellent!
The eyelet fix adds character.
B
Ps: bet it has a pretty low Lot #.
 
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Jesse John

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Most excellent!
The eyelet fix adds character.
B
Ps: bet it has a pretty low Lot #.
Thanks B. The LOT # is so faded that I had to stare at photos from different angles as well as shine a flashlight on it from different angles to make out some numbers. Tried matching whatever ink is left to the photos posted on here. Luckily my eyes adjusted and I made out the following.
LOT 3465. I could be wrong on the first digit but I’m certain about the last 3. I’ll add a pic and you’ll see why I’m struggling!

Beautiful hat, my friend. You have some real grail hats in your collection.
Thank you Brent. I really cherish my westerns!
 

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Jesse John

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Thanks B. The LOT # is so faded that I had to stare at photos from different angles as well as shine a flashlight on it from different angles to make out some numbers. Tried matching whatever ink is left to the photos posted on here. Luckily my eyes adjusted and I made out the following.
LOT 3465. I could be wrong on the first digit but I’m certain about the last 3. I’ll add a pic and you’ll see why I’m struggling!


Thank you Brent. I really cherish my westerns!
Now that Im looking at it again, maybe the first digit is an 8??
 

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ILB Frank

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I think this belongs here. Stetson Carlsbad I got last year. Threw on this beaver brand hat band to give it some zest and cover up the awful eyelets someone put in there for a stampede strap. I think it still looks classy!View attachment 442003View attachment 442006View attachment 442008View attachment 442005View attachment 442004View attachment 442002View attachment 442007
Having recently watched a couple of 1930's western movies, I can say they had some tall crowns during that timeframe. The Carlsbad's 7" crown was probably somewhat modest for that day, huh?

Amusing comments aside, that is a nice hat.
 

Jesse John

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One Badd a$$ hat there Jesse
Thanks Joe! It might become a daily driver for me
Amusing comments aside, that is a nice hat.
Thanks ILB! All hats aside, it's really the amusing comments that keep me coming back to TFL
Indeed! Here it is described as having "conservative proportions."
JLee, Thank you for digging up and sharing this catalog image. So friggen exciting to see it in print like this. Amazing how the conservative cowboy hat proportions are still considered rather large for today..
 
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