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.