Selling a bunch of hats that don't see the light of day

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by Wesslyn, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. Wesslyn

    Wesslyn Practically Family

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    Hey folks. I haven't posted much lately because I haven't worn hats much lately. With work and life and my general scruff, it's been tee shirts and messy hair almost daily for months.
    I've been trying to afford a few things in pursuit of my musical endeavors too, so I figured I'd post a bunch of hats for sale that I got as beaters with the intention of fixing up (something I'm not as good as I thought I'd be at), hats that aren't my size, and hats I don't really connect with and there for don't get worn.
    Not to mention making space. Most of my hats have been stored at my grandmas and she's a smoker so they'll all most likely smell smoky. (Sorry about that...)
    Some I've posted in the past that never sold. I'm open to offers.

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    This is a Marathon, size 7 3/8. A bit rough but structurally sound. It's a dark brown, looks kinda black in the pictures.
    The binding on the front of the brim is fraying a bit.
    20 bucks shipped?

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    This is a Brent, 40s or 50s.
    It's got some scratches under the brim, and one clean small hole that kinda looks like a careless seller tagged it through the felt on the back.
    Killer brim stitching. I actually really like this hat, but it's too small. It's a tight 7 1/8.
    20 bucks shipped?

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    This is a Royal Stetson. Late 60s I think.
    Pretty decent hat. Size 7 1/8, fits more like a 1/4. Another dark brown that looks blackish in the pictures.
    Just doesn't get worn.
    25 shipped?


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    I don't really know why I have these. Wool children's hats, size 6 1/2. The sweatband is toast on one of them. Dunno the age, maybe early 60s?
    Could be cool if you wanna give your baby a head start in the hat game or Halloween or something. I dunno...
    10 for both shipped?
     
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    1920s Dobbs bowler, size 7 1/8 There's a bit of fraying on the binding but it's not too bad. The felt is pretty dang impressive for a hat that's approaching 100 years old.
    The glaring issue is the sweatband which dry rotted out, unfortunately. If you're handy with sweatband replacement then I'd love to make a deal.
    50 bucks shipped?

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    This is a Knox boater, size 7 1/8. It's got a couple damage spots but is still wearable. The sweatband is pretty sweet. Frankly, I think I just look goofy in this hat. I guess boaters aren't for me.
    20 bucks shipped?
     
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    Champ stingy brim. Size 7 1/8. Pretty dang nice if you like stingy brims. Too tight on me. Has its original box.
    25 shipped?

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    Dobbs Jet 707, size 7 3/8. Missing it's liner and the ribbon is coming lose.
    15 shipped?
     
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    20180922_203856.jpg British made Dobbs super stingy. Size 7 3/8, a little bit closer to a 1/4. Just too stingy for me, otherwise a well made hat.
    20 shipped?

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    Champ rain hat? I dunno what it is but it's a Champ. Size 7, with a bit of stretch to it.
    10 bucks shipped?
     
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    40s/50s Marathon. A big size 7, feels like a 7 1/8. Might regret selling it, because I like it and have worn it a bunch. It's got some staining. It'd probably come clean pretty easy, seems it's just surface staining.
    The pinch is feeling a little thin for my comfort, although I'm sure it's got lots of life left in it.
    45 shipped?

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    Lastly, the failure of all hat restorations: an old Brooks Bros, size 7 3/8. Stained, the ribbon is gone, and the sweatband came out (although it's pretty nice still and could be sewn back in. The threading just dry rotted.) Stains galore. I couldnt tell you what they all are. Hat I bought for way too much thinking I could fix it up, but alas, I'm not good enough and gave up.
    The felt is hole free and pretty durable. I've got a hat very similar to this that isn't a total mess, and if this coukd ever be restored I bet it could make a decent beater at least.
    Who knows... but if you're handy with a needle and thread, naptha, and have more patience than myself...
    15 shipped? I only ask that much because the felt feels soft but durable enough to shelter you from nuclear fallout.


    That's all for now. Again, I'm open to offers. If I can break even with what I spent on any of these, I'd be more than happy. I prefer PayPal.
    I'll do my best to ship Asap and with the hopeful cooperation of the post office, securely.
    Unfortunately I'll probably only ship in the US because for some reason crossing the border with a hat in a box makes shipping exponentially higher... go figure.
    Anyway, I've got some stuff on layaway to make noise with, so sooner I can purge some headgear, the better. I.e, first come, first serve basis.
    I do my absolute best to make deals and treat buyers with respect and fairness, because after all, I like the lounge and the people here.
    I'll be happy to answer any questions.

    Thanks for taking the time.
     
  6. Wesslyn

    Wesslyn Practically Family

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    No interest?
     
  7. M Hatman

    M Hatman My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Cannot believe
    you have had no interest..especially at those prices....
    Than Dobbs Boater!!!! WOW....and very fixable too!!!!~!~!
    Hats in the classifieds here seem a hard sell......even just to trade.....
     
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  8. I‘m with you: that boater is all kinds of pretty.
     
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