German Script Assistance, Antique Melone / Bowler Hat

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  • Sorry, these letterforms don’t tell me anything that might help with dating.
  • HutmannHutmann Posts: 23
    Florian,  Thank you for checking.  Here is a better photo of the sweatband.


  • HutmannHutmann Posts: 23
    edited May 2019
    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 in the sweatband lettering that would show a non English source?   Thanks!
  • Sorry, no. If it were typographic letters, one could at least determine when and where they originated. These seem to be custom drawn. It’s not possible for me to say where they come from. The H with the vertical bar separating the two stems is a feature that is present in French school script, but that says nothing about the origin of this mark. Styles used in commercial art traveled widely.
  • HutmannHutmann Posts: 23
    Florian,  Thanks again!
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