Florian Hardwig said:
Sorry, these letterforms don’t tell me anything that might help with dating.
Florian, Sorry to bother you again. Is the letter "L" (see above photo)? I think this hat was made in Czechoslovakia. Is there anything…
I was wondering if there are any clues regarding the liner tip patch or sweatband. Sorry but this is the only photo I have. It's from the Czech Republic and most likely a Czechoslovakian source. Not sure if it's WWII era or older. Thanks!
Here is another interesting one when you have a moment. I believe G.M. could Georg Miech Hutfabrik Haydnstrs. 37 Dresden. My guess is early 1900s. Thanks!
Probably King Albert of Saxony - reign 1873 - 1902 (see below)
Hat / Melone
Florian Hardwig said:
What Andreas said. I agree that the frame in the first image looks typically Jugendstil. Likewise, the (custom, non-typographic) letterforms with the reversed contrast and the club-like endings are similar to typefaces li…
Andreas Stötzner said:
I can see no typefaces in your two images. The labels may have been designed around 1890, yet the object may still be from 1925 or later. The green label looks like Jugendstil, the leather embossing may be a little older.…
I was wondering if you could tell me anything about these two (see below). They are from the same hat that came from an East German seller. I am thinking early 1900s.
I think both hats are from the 1950s so might be possible Mayser used old typeface.
I was asking about No. (in red) in the first paper label. It's different than the more typical No. on the second label.
I hope all is well with you.
I was wondering if you could tell me anything about this script (type, dating).
This is the hat.
I posted an update on my website. Thank you for the help!
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Sorry for my late reply.
Thank you for the additional great information!
If it's an "r" then it's stamped 360 degrees from the "22 1/2". I guess an "r" could denote right-hand side but not sure why that would be needed unless may…
I have some details on Klipper (see link below). The owner told me it was from around 1905. This hat belonged to her great grandfather. The style and components of the hat seem to point to that time period.
Thank you for the quick reply and great information. Do you think the 22 1/2 might be Zoll? The hat does measure ~ 22 1/2 inches which is just over 57 cm. Also what about the single letter on the inside of the sweatband? Thanks…