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    "A List" Customer Mark G's Avatar
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    Dating Stratoliner




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    About ten years ago I found this Stratoliner in a antique shop in Tucson. It was in perfect shape and only $20, so I snapped it up. I had been wanting this hat since I saw Robert Ryan wearing one in "Bad Day at Black Rock" Yeah, I know He was the bad guy, but he had the cooler hat. I was wondering if anyone could tell me the age of the hat. I also found this ad in a Life magazine in the same store. The Stratoliner sold for $7.50... 12.50 for the deluxe. P. S. all the sweat marks and sweat band damage are from me wearing the thing for ten years.







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    Welcome to the Lounge! Marc G. I can't see the photos of the Stratoliner.
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    Welcome to the Lounge, Mark G!

    Sorry but I'm unable to see the photos also.
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    Need glasses. Need a Stratoliner. Hmph.

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    Sorry, tried Kodak, switched to photobucket





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    Thumbs up

    You may wish to show all of the sweat band imprints, sometimes someone will know about a store imprint and such.

    Truly a lovely hat, just so cool.
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    I love EVERYTHING about this hat! Welcome to the Lounge!

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    Welcome aboard, sir

    I would guess the answer to your question lies on the liner. The Stetson logo seems older than mine, which i think is from the late 50's or early 60's, perhaps. I think the early ones from the 30's don't have any liners at all.

    Here is the liner on my Stratoliner:




    If I were to guess, your hat is from the 40's. But there are experts here who can pinpoint the exact date.

    BTW, a Stratoliner for $20 eh? not bad at all!

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    That looks great. I have become a big fan of the Stratoliner. I notice that yours has a reeded sweat, Mine has the sweat sewn directly to the body. The one that I have does not have a liner either.For twenty dollars WOW .

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    Welcome to the 'CLUB' ...

    Great Stratoliner, MG


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