billyspew said:My Knox Twenty. Superb hat, came open crown and perfect uncreased condition. As much as I tried to put a teardrop in it, it seemed to only want a diamond.
ScottF said:Does anyone have a date range for the 'Thirty-Five' price break? The price-tag under the band is ancient - looks just like one on a '30s Knox Panama that I sold jtl.
Brad Bowers said:The price ranges we've come up with have so far only applied to felt hats. A Panama is a different critter, and is usually pricier than a felt, so we can't necessarily go by the price, until we've constructed a range for straws. That being said, the one photo of the sweatband makes it look mid-'40s or newer, but we'll wait until we see more photos before making the call.
Looks like you got a great price on it, no matter the age!
buler said:Here is a Knox, The Fifth Avenue Extra Quality. Really like this hat a lot. Based on the liner and sweat I'm guessing early 40's?
ScottF said:Does the positioning of the Knox logo in the sweat tell us anything about date? My 1950-53 Cav edge has it perpendicular, but other two Cav Edge Knox's that I think are older, has it like yours, as does my Thirty-Five Montecristi (both have the more modern stamp, though - not the round one).
Brad Bowers said:Now that I see the photos, it's mid-'50s or later, probably closer to 1960. I like how the body says 7 1/4, but the tags are both 7 3/8.:eusa_doh:
Fine Knox Panama, Scott.