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THE Jayne Hat Up for Auction! [Feb. 22nd, 2008|05:02 pm]
for the love of firefly and knitting (jayne hats!)


I just found out about this:


Adam Baldwin's putting THE ORIGINAL JAYNE HAT up for a charity auction via the California Browncoats!

[User Picture]From: just_unravel
2008-02-22 10:49 pm (UTC)
Yay! I was hoping the announcement would find it's way over here.
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[User Picture]From: doctroid
2008-02-22 11:16 pm (UTC)
Yikes! I'm sure I can't afford it. But if nothing else it's great to see a clear photo of the hat's colors...
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[User Picture]From: just_unravel
2008-02-23 12:00 am (UTC)
:-D Technically, the photo isn't "clear" as to the hat's colors because the photograph has been altered. There's something special about the colors.

Doesn't that make you want to bid on it more? ;-)

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[User Picture]From: radegund_lj
2008-02-23 12:19 am (UTC)
If we're lucky, whoever does win it can be convinced to take lots of good close-up photographs.
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[User Picture]From: doctroid
2008-02-23 12:37 am (UTC)
No it doesn't. I can't imagine why your saying the photo has been tampered with should increase my desire to bid. If anything it diminishes it; I don't much like sellers who misrepresent their merchandise.

Given the degree to which some fans are interested in accurately reproducing the hat's colors, I'm disappointed by your "alterations".
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[User Picture]From: just_unravel
2008-02-23 05:06 am (UTC)
I should have explained myself better in my response to you and I apologize for how that came off. And I am
sorry that you got the impression that the California Browncoats were misrepresenting the hat.

This was the background information I should have included in my initial response, to give what I said some context.

At a Firefly convention last year, an interested knitter asked Adam Baldwin if it was possible for him to share the hat so that fans could re-create it accurately. Since Mr. Baldwin knew that the hat was going on auction, he thought it best to keep it under wraps so the winner of the auction can decide whether to share.

The image of the hat wasn't altered signficantly, it was just blurred. I understand that may knitters want to reproduce the hat as accurately as possible, myself included - but CABC wanted to leave that decision with the winner of the auction.

I apologize once again.
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[User Picture]From: killersharky
2008-02-22 11:37 pm (UTC)
Your icon matches my reaction. Wow.
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[User Picture]From: berkie
2008-02-23 04:25 pm (UTC)
That actually makes me a little sad that Adam's willing to give it up. I'm sure the money's going to a worthy charity but still, Adam loves that thing and we all know it.
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[User Picture]From: snarlingbadger
2008-02-23 05:23 pm (UTC)
Well, someone could always win it & gift it back to him.
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