Two Vintage Borsalinos (feather weight & velvet) for trade for SPECIFIC items.

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by Rick Blaine, May 20, 2014.

  1. Rick Blaine

    Rick Blaine My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    This is likely futile...but:

    I have two vintage Borsalinos, (true) Punti 6 (7 3/8) that I would like to trade for some glaring deficits in my line-up.

    First, the Borsos, both have felt so fine & supple they could take a different crease every day.

    The featherweight, as thin & light as a butterfly's wing. Awesome felt!

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    Second, the Velvet finish, this one feels like a cross between the world's finest hat & Pooh Bear. It is SO sweetly soft that words are inadequate.

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    These both sport 2.5" raw brims & 6" open crowns, neither looks to have much wear, neither has any moth or waterstain problems. Both are just lovely hats.
    But I have some holes in my line-up to be filled. I am looking for vintage, (brims 2 3/8" or wider & prefer thin ribbons) in a size 7 3/8 or 7 1/2:

    Whippet
    Playboy
    Clear Nutria
    Vita-felt
    Three-way
    Imperial quality OR
    Ultra Lites, Hank-a-chiefs, featherweights, tissue weights, zephyr weights, bantam weights
    Beach Comber
    Flagship
    Foreign made Stetsons under license.
    Any brand (except Stetson & Resitol) 100
    Hoyt Hat's Demon Hanover
    Knox Vagabond
    Gay Baron
    Gay Cavalier

    ...that's all I can think of just now. I know this is likely a quixotic quest. Not my first.
    I'll try this a few days & then ----> off to eBay.
    Please PM me here if interested. Thanks.

    RB
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2014
  2. Mr. Lucky

    Mr. Lucky One Too Many

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    Okay, before we get into 'picture' mode, let me tell you what have, what's wrong with it, and then move on. I have a vintage Knox Vagabond, medim gray, 2 3/4 brim, 3/4 ribbon in 7 1/2. The problems: There is a tiny pin-hole in the crown and there is flaking on the band. I'm interested in the feather weight. If I haven't scared you off, let me know!
     
  3. Rick Blaine

    Rick Blaine My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Regrets, but

    ...both sound like deal breakers.
    Sorry but I am really looking for something in comparable condition.
    Thanks.
     
  4. Rick Blaine

    Rick Blaine My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    :bump:

    ...soon at an auction site near you!
     

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