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Borsalino Antica Casa, I. L. A. R. Milano, Hat Marker, possibly 1930s.
Borsalino Antica Casa, Hat Marker (missing bottom tab), possibly 1930s.

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This has been posted before, but to be complete, here is the hat that came in ths friday from Denmark.
Borsalino Gufosca homburg in black. Size 56 with the brim at 6cm and the crown at 10cm at the center dent. A sleek looking homburg with a great hand to the felt. Do I need another black homburg? No of course not, but I wanted this one anyway and I didn't even know it. Thanks @Steve1857 !

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escher

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Hello, first post. Here's my membership card:
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Excuse the pollen, I dropped it in the daisies!

I have a date question for you knowledgeable people, here's the sticker:

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Does that mean made in 1999? And does color 0411 have an official name?

Also, I have a second borsalino on the way, here's the sticker. 1982?

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Steve1857

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Hello, first post. Here's my membership card:
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Excuse the pollen, I dropped it in the daisies!

I have a date question for you knowledgeable people, here's the sticker:

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Does that mean made in 1999? And does color 0411 have an official name?

Also, I have a second borsalino on the way, here's the sticker. 1982?

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Welcome to the FL and to the Brotherhood Escher.

I'll let those better at deciphering Borsalino labels comment on them, but the one on the way is a bit older than the first one.

Looking forward to seeing more of it once it arrives.
 

Blare

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Hello, first post. Here's my membership card:
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Excuse the pollen, I dropped it in the daisies!

I have a date question for you knowledgeable people, here's the sticker:

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Does that mean made in 1999? And does color 0411 have an official name?

Also, I have a second borsalino on the way, here's the sticker. 1982?

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Nice hats. Most vintage hats are addictive but Borsalinos have an inescapable pull.

Welcome to The Lounge!
 
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15,436
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Nederland
Hello, first post. Here's my membership card:
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Excuse the pollen, I dropped it in the daisies!

I have a date question for you knowledgeable people, here's the sticker:

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Does that mean made in 1999? And does color 0411 have an official name?

Also, I have a second borsalino on the way, here's the sticker. 1982?

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Welcome to the lounge. Nice looking hat. To answer your first question: no. Only for a certain type of label on Borsalino hats do the first numbers indicate the year of production and it's the type of label you posted from the second hat. So that one is indeed from 1982.
Colour 0411 does not have an official name. Or maybe it does, but we just don't know it. Borsalino didn't produce many different blue colours. We only know of seven. Most likely it's the same as their most common blue one: mirtillo.
 

Daniele Tanto

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I bought this Borsalino because it was the first one I saw in this configuration.
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Then the size was the right one, perhaps with a little luck.
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So alas it seems not to be.
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Borsalino Antica Casa - Augusta size 6 (french point) or 59 centimeters which becomes a 7 3/8 in the US. A little tight :cool:
Ematite Borsa etichetta interna.jpg The felt is a Misto Ematite with a Piombo color ribbon.
I have never met an Misto of this color (Ematite https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hematite) with a very short fur felt finish and with two vents on each side.
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The color Piombo ribbon is pleated and the hem of the brims decorated with the same color.
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The measurements of this beauty are: the brims are 5.5 cm. the ribbon is 4 cm high. and the open crown is thirteen centimeters.
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Each side of the crown has two vents and has the same characteristics as a recent Panizza Steur found recently, also sold in Sicily, with slightly furry felt and four vents to mitigate the heat of the Mediterranean island.
 
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I bought this Borsalino because it was the first one I saw in this configuration.
Ematite Borsa 2.jpg
Then the size was the right one, perhaps with a little luck.
Ematite Borsa 5.jpg
So alas it seems not to be.
Ematite Borsa interno totale.jpg
Borsalino Antica Casa - Augusta size 6 (french point) or 59 centimeters which becomes a 7 3/8 in the US. A little tight :cool:
Ematite Borsa etichetta interna.jpg The felt is a Misto Ematite with a Piombo color ribbon.
I have never met an Misto of this color (Ematite https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hematite) with a very short fur felt finish and with two vents on each side.
Ematite Borsa 4.jpg
The color Piombo ribbon is pleated and the hem of the brims decorated with the same color.
Ematite Borsa 7.jpg
The measurements of this beauty are: the brims are 5.5 cm. the ribbon is 4 cm high. and the open crown is thirteen centimeters.
Ematite Borsa 6.jpg
Each side of the crown has two vents and has the same characteristics as a recent Panizza Steur found recently, also sold in Sicily, with slightly furry felt and four vents to mitigate the heat of the Mediterranean island.


Another great hat, Daniele. The color is really something special.
 

escher

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I received my second Borsalino, and bismuto is a strange color. Against grey it appears brown, but worn with brown it appears grey. I guess it's quite versatile if you want to avoid wearing a matching hat!

Brim is 6.5cm, my preferred width. Felt is materially thicker and stiffer than my blue one posted a few replies ago.
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Steve1857

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I received my second Borsalino, and bismuto is a strange color. Against grey it appears brown, but worn with brown it appears grey. I guess it's quite versatile if you want to avoid wearing a matching hat!

Brim is 6.5cm, my preferred width. Felt is materially thicker and stiffer than my blue one posted a few replies ago.
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Bismuto is a ubiquitous Borsalino colour designation. It can be worn with almost everything. Congrats on it in your collection.
 

Blare

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I received my second Borsalino, and bismuto is a strange color. Against grey it appears brown, but worn with brown it appears grey. I guess it's quite versatile if you want to avoid wearing a matching hat!

Brim is 6.5cm, my preferred width. Felt is materially thicker and stiffer than my blue one posted a few replies ago.
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Fine addition
 

M Hatman

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Here is a shot of some of my Borsas together.....I am missing a couple few that I am unsure what box they are in...:oops:

These range from the late 40's to around 2003 for the newest. Of the two Lt grey Alessandra's, one is a 7 1/4 from the very late 50's to the early 60's according to the label experts here.....so will be moving on in a trade (hopefully) or perhaps sold outright (maybe). Several I have not shared before.

Two of the oldest are both marked in the rounded punti size tag (6 1/2) only, apparently for the European market.

For kicks I threw in a 50's Meyser that photo-bombed the group....it is one of my all time favorite hats (can YOU tell which one it is????).

I really like my Bosalino's and find my "Qualita Superior" to be among the thinnest and lightest felt I have. Though they do not seam in any way to be consistent with their felt designations.....

When I find the others I will try at another "Group Shot" and also include the "coffin box" I have....
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