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kbnode
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Dating Delta USA Vintage Biking T-shirt

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I've searched but not found info on dating Delta labels.
Given the label and style..what decade do you think this shirt might be? Thanks! Oh..and is this a silk screened shirt? I am still learning.



Sorry for the repeats. First post here. I uploaded one at a time,clicked place inline. Only shows 4 attachments in edit. Well..i will do better next time. Thanks!
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delta USA vintage biking t-shirt

jimmyj
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Re: Dating Delta USA Vintage Biking T-shirt

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It's likely 2000+. Delta is a tricky one - history says it's been around since the 1900s....became public in 2000...incorporated in 1999. I thought it was a late 90s thing. Anyone know for sure?
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kbnode
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Re: Dating Delta USA Vintage Biking T-shirt

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Thank you!

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Re: Dating Delta USA Vintage Biking T-shirt

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It's labelled L - so what are the measurements?
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kbnode
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Re: Dating Delta USA Vintage Biking T-shirt

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20" pit to pit. 28" long from back of collar

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Re: Dating Delta USA Vintage Biking T-shirt

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Delta Apparel, Inc. also sells its products directly to consumers on its Websites at soffe.com, junkfoodclothing.com, saltlife.com, and deltaapparel.com. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina.

I didn't know they owned junkfood.
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Re: Dating Delta USA Vintage Biking T-shirt

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Actually . . . Delta Apparel was spun off in 1999 from then-parent company Delta Woodside. One of the Delta trademarks (Delta Est. 1903) has a first-use date of 1991, application was filed in 1998 and issued in 1999. That same trademark was subsequently renewed in 2009 and is still in use. The current Delta trademark (triangle in a circle) was registered in the last few years; HOWEVER, I have a t-shirt with a variant of this trademark which I am positive is from late 80s, early 90s.

Requires a little more digging, but this is what I found so far.

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Re: Dating Delta USA Vintage Biking T-shirt

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Also, that RN 15373 is OLD (I think from the 1960's). They've been in business a long time.

kbnode
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Re: Dating Delta USA Vintage Biking T-shirt

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Well thanks again. A lot to learn.

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Re: Dating Delta USA Vintage Biking T-shirt

Post by gracestanford »

That's cool shirt its 100% cotton that's perfect for biking.

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