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A whole lot to unpack here… for $15 I get to take a closer look.
 

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I'm guessing that will be a lightweight one! And it's O.P.S. era to boot. Good get Joe -- looking forward to seeing more.
Definitely appears to be a lightweight felt. In fact it looks a pretty floppy tyrolean currently from the seller photos. For me though. The liner… the size tag and the OPS tag @$25 tells an interesting story. Possibly all may not be as it appears…. Or maybe it is. $15 shipped is worth poking around. Italian American Oktoberfest? :D
 
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I'm guessing that will be a lightweight one! And it's O.P.S. era to boot. Good get Joe -- looking forward to seeing more.

Definitely appears to be a lightweight felt. In fact it looks a pretty floppy tyrolean currently from the seller photos. For me though. The liner… the size tag and the OPS tag @$25 tells an interesting story. Possibly all may not be as it appears…. Or maybe it is. $15 shipped is worth poking around. Italian American Oktoberfest? :D


I didn’t think the O.P.S. era and the John Cavanagh era overlapped. It was my understanding that “John Cavanagh” became “Cavanagh Hats” before the start of the Korean War. Now I’m off the the Cavanagh threads to see where I went wrong.

Very interesting hat, Joe.
 
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I didn’t think the O.P.S. era and the John Cavanagh era overlapped. It was my understanding that “John Cavanagh” became “Cavanagh Hats” before the start of the Korean War. Now I’m off the the Cavanagh threads to see where I went wrong.

Very interesting hat, Joe.
I think I read on Brad’s page that the John Cavanagh name on the liner may have gone through to 50 or 51. That might slightly overlap into OPS. my original thoughts was maybe the liner was stuck in after the fact. The size tag is more like Mallory or Borsalino. OPS of $25 for a light weight hat made in 1951 seems a bit high. It’s all kind of an enigma to me. I think though there is a possibility this was a Cavanagh import from Borsalino Im really just grasping at straws because the elements are so varied.
 

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Biltmore "Canadian Suede" 7 1/4 Burgandy Fur Felt,
Not sure which decade this is from,The Sweat band and Lining is still in great Condition , those more Informative on Biltmore Fedora Age, please share with Fellow Loungers, This seems to have come from Stark and Legum, a Known Gentleman's Dress wear shop, I used to hear about them in commercials as a Kid but now that I'm into fedoras I'll definitely take a visit and see what Brims they have, the Felt is very soft to the touch but also Firm in crown Strength, Enjoy!
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Valentine the Hatter #5 is the first one that might fit me!

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It was in an auction lot with a Leone Cappelli Panama and a not-horrible-looking Dorfman-Pacific.

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Since I had to pay shipping I figured they could squeeze another couple of hats in there.

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What appears to be a Royal Stetson “Musketeer” and an Ecuadorian Panama Hat Company Supernatural Milan.

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$43 in bids to win them all. :)
 
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Valentine the Hatter #5 is the first one that might fit me!

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It was in an auction lot with a Leone Cappelli Panama and a not-horrible-looking Dorfman-Pacific.

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Since I had to pay shipping I figured they could squeeze another couple of hats in there.

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What appears to be a Royal Stetson “Musketeer” and an Ecuadorian Panama Hat Company Supernatural Milan.

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$43 in bids to win them all. :)
Awesome.. I’m happy you got those. Apparently the auctioneer didn’t want my money. LOL. Im glad I didn’t end up bidding you up
 
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Thanks Joe! I did see some weird things happening with the auctions. It was as if there was a bid and the time extended, but my bids did not increment any (I had max amounts set).
Yeah it was acting weird. After bidding it would say “Your bid is Pending. Awaiting auctioneer to approve your bid”. Even though I already received “bidding approval email”. I think there may have been a couple other bidders in same boat as I think I saw the time extend too without my bids and without price going up. Then at end of auction. “Bid rejected”.

I’m glad you came away with these and that I didn’t end up running up the bid on you. I think I remember you having a soft spot for Valentine Hatter. Really hoping this one fits you.
 

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