I posted this hat in the pre 40’s western thread and @Ross Young asked me about the lot number. I replied that the only number was the re-order # duplicated on the sweat. That was before reading more in the thread and giving the front of the sweat a detailed look in some outdoor light.
687 3 or 8?
This rare Sport-Lite (I’ve only been able to turn up 3, and all were completely different in styling) has the newer red reorder tag, but older style orange tag, and has a high lot number.
Maybe one near the end of lot numbers?
As you can see, I’m in the middle of a full restoration on this fedora.