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  1. jlee562

    jlee562 I'll Lock Up

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    Manilla cardstock keyhole tag, probably 40's-50's.

    I have a similar liner in my Junior Cowboy:
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  2. moehawk

    moehawk I'll Lock Up

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    A prop from the lost episode of Star Trek called "The Trouble With Trilbies".
     
  3. carouselvic

    carouselvic I'll Lock Up

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    without the word steton and no integer screams mid-50's to me
     
  4. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey One Too Many

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    A fantastic hat, no matter the year!
     
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  5. drmaxtejeda

    drmaxtejeda I'll Lock Up

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    Ha!

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  6. Just Daniel

    Just Daniel A-List Customer

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    Great hat!

    There is a Stratoliner thread with more info on the Stetson model, but it has been a long while since I have read through it. Here it is:

    https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/the-stratoliner-society-vintage.8329/

    The hat looks wonderful! It is for sure pre-60s as Vic says, just based on exactly what he mentions - the size tag is a 50s tag at the latest.

    It also has more than a few conflicting indicators that make it tough to pinpoint. The liner looks like an earlier 40s era liner with no plastic on the cover and stars in the Stetson crest. The sweatband is brown and finely stamped but shows the maple leaf in the crest - usually a sign of a 50s era hat.

    A lot of these characteristics got mixed together in production, and the stars-to-maple-leaf-crest-transition is a matter or serious debate and really hard to pin down. A semi-consensus (at best) puts the transition date at 1952 or so.

    Here are two more threads you might enjoy on the topic, dating Stetsons by size tag and by liner:

    https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/dating-vintage-stetsons-by-liner-a-field-guide.32679/

    https://www.thefedoralounge.com/threads/dating-vintage-stetsons-by-size-tag.46483/

    Have fun!



     
  7. deadlyhandsome

    deadlyhandsome I'll Lock Up

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    My favorite episode!


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  8. keith1940

    keith1940 New in Town

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    Thanks everyone. I am putting this hat in the Classifieds "For Sale". Regards.
     
  9. Just Daniel

    Just Daniel A-List Customer

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    Good luck, on the sale side of things it is in another interesting corner - a very popular hat, but in the small size not a lot of guys can wear it. It’s a toss up.

    Good luck!


     
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  10. keith1940

    keith1940 New in Town

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    Thank you. Understood on the small size. I think I priced it OK allowing for the few that would be able wear it. Perhaps a girl friend, wife or a young man? Thanks again, this is a nice, friendly forum. keith
     
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  11. moehawk

    moehawk I'll Lock Up

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    It's my fave too!
    I wonder if that hat growls at Klingons... :D
     
  12. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

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    Are you sure? It doesn't look like Kirk's hat. [​IMG]
     
  13. moehawk

    moehawk I'll Lock Up

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    The Trilbies were the invasive species that took everything over, remember? :D
    Digging that Vulcan pinch.
     
  14. jlee562

    jlee562 I'll Lock Up

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    I've really gotta get on acquiring that long hair, I just asked a buddy of mine if he wanted to do Star Trek Las Vegas next year....
     
  15. Cornshucker77

    Cornshucker77 Call Me a Cab

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    I agree. I have purchased sweatbands and ribbon from there, and I can vouch favorably for those purchases. Reasonable prices, and good quality, but I don't know anything about their blocks. But if you need ribbon and SB's they are a very good choice. I guess I should have directed this to Randy. @Rmccamey
     
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  16. Cornshucker77

    Cornshucker77 Call Me a Cab

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    From what can see, I like Jared. It looks new! Very nice.
     
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  17. Cornshucker77

    Cornshucker77 Call Me a Cab

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    Hey Randy I should have mentioned @Rockwater. Jim makes great hat blocks that are a piece of art. I have one. Jim is great to work with and does amazing work.
     
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  18. Rmccamey

    Rmccamey One Too Many

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    Even better, if I could get a custom piece of art at the same time, what a neat idea!

     
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  19. Cornshucker77

    Cornshucker77 Call Me a Cab

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    Jim will do right by you. I'm sure you would be happy with it.
     
  20. Wyldkarma

    Wyldkarma One Too Many

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    Any tips / tricks to use Tapatalk? I keep trying to use it, but the website seems quicker for me. Web loads images faster than the app does when using my phone. Chronology is easier on the website too. Many here swear by Tapatalk but I just dont see it....:cool:
     
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