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What Hat Are You Wearing Today ?

VoodooSan

Practically Family
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Good morning. A walkabout in a Stetson. The other Stetson, Stephen L. Stetson.

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I changed into a green hued Adam gilled fedora when I arrived home.

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The temp on the deck has warmed to 36'f (2'c) and I changed into a Playboy Air Light for more coffee. This Air Light has a snowflake crown vent. The unreeded sweatband and extremely light felt make this hat very comfortable to wear about.

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This Stetson Playboy has a bound edge treatment.

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Cheers, Eric -
Always a treat to view your daily offerings, Eric!
 
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Very cool!

It seems “Berlin W.” was a formal division of (what is now) Berlin-Mitte that was further divided into numbers. That’s why Steve’s hatbox says “Berlin W. 8”. I did not know this, and it is interesting to learn about.

Also interesting, it seems the Berlin Wall ran straight through Berlin W. 8 so that even though the original 157 Friedrichstrasse address for this hat maker was on the western side, the original post office for Berlin W. 8 was on the Soviet side (at le


ast according to this webpage:

https://stamporama.com/discboard/disc_main.php?action=20&id=28984)

20th Century German history is so very complicated and your hat collection bears the marks of those complications - fascinating stuff, thanks for sharing!

Very cool!

It seems “Berlin W.” was a formal division of (what is now) Berlin-Mitte that was further divided into numbers. That’s why Steve’s hatbox says “Berlin W. 8”. I did not know this, and it is interesting to learn about.

Also interesting, it seems the Berlin Wall ran straight through Berlin W. 8 so that even though the original 157 Friedrichstrasse address for this hat maker was on the western side, the original post office for Berlin W. 8 was on the Soviet side (at least according to this webpage:

https://stamporama.com/discboard/disc_main.php?action=20&id=28984)

20th Century German history is so very complicated and your hat collection bears the marks of those complications - fascinating stuff, thanks for sharing!
I am fairly certain the building didn't survive WWII. Same as the Habig Berlin store.

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The Lost Cowboy

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I am fairly certain the building didn't survive WWII. Same as the Habig Berlin store.

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That wouldn’t surprise me, I think most of Berlin-Mitte was flattened. Here is a wiki article for the Berlin W.8 post office. It’s only in German but it does have a few sentences about the destruction and rebuilding efforts. I wish I could find more definitive information about Berlin W online.

https://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postamt_Berlin_W_8
 

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