TR visor mark
Hello all. I have searched the forum and past threads trying to answer a question with little or no definitive results, so... It has to do with a marking on the inside of supposed TR visors. I have seen it only a couple times , the mark is not a ink stamp but embossed in the sweatband, is the word "Ideal" , looks like Jdeal. Is this a marking that was used durring the TR?, or...?
Also, what does it pertain to, maker, style of hat, distributor, or ??. Thank you for your help. K.
04-25-2016 08:11 PM
You probably mean this one--it is a Janke:
Thank You Mr. Mint. once again you come through! That is exactly the mark I was asking about. Was this just a Janke mark used just to make the hat appear more "real"? Or was there some meaning behind it? K.
IMO, it is a Janke invention. I cannot recall seeing that stamp on any period caps (although the "DL"/Deutsches Leder stamp is found on Jankes and originals).
Some makers used 'Ideal" as a class mark (such as Erel or Schellenberg), but those were on the sweatdiamond.
Thanks again Mr. Mint, I value your opinion on these matters greatly. The other one you mention "DL" I have seen too, also the EREL name embossed the same way. I think I do pretty good authenticating these, but the Jankes are sometimes tough. I certainly appreciate the help. K.