Hats are often impossible to date in exact terms. Once in a while there is an actual ink stamp on the inside of a leather sweatband telling us the date the hat was made or sold but this is very rare. Sometimes there is an original receipt from when the hat was purchased. Even less reliable is family lore on when a hat was purchased so few people know anything about hats that this is a highly unreliable method of dating.
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Want to buy or sell something? Check the classifieds New Posts Classifieds. The Fedora Lounge. May 8, 1. Messages: 10, Union labels can be useful in dating vintage clothing made in the United States and in Canada. However, there are some important things to keep in mind when using them as a resource.