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Corey
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70s or 80s?

Post by Corey »

Hey everyone,

I am about to list this really cool paper thin San Francisco Tee. I cannot figure out the date though. The tag is the unbranded 50/50 (reverse side just states the RN# and Made in U.S.A.;I think it is possibly 70s or earlier. Anybody have a guess? The birds on the shirt make it look like a vintage knockoff from that one mall brand.

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nicotine
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Re: 70s or 80s?

Post by nicotine »

nice graphic! and show us RN number that tee has. each RN number represents a company you know.
and in my opinion, 50/50 tees are from 80's.

Corey
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Re: 70s or 80s?

Post by Corey »

Thanks!

RN 17251 (that 5 could be a 3, but looks like a 5).
Is there a RN directory somewhere?

nicotine
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Re: 70s or 80s?

Post by nicotine »

yeah here http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/rn/index.shtml" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; you can search with RN number. i dont know what federal trade commision, i think you know better than me. im silly japanese.

and it turned out that number(17251) indicates HANES!!!!!!! and with 17231 i got Little coleman co. i bet former one is correct. congrats man!! but that just tells current company. i mean if the brand that produced your tee 30 or 40 years ago are today possessed by the other company, that number doesnt give a clue to reveal original companies.

say....the other day, i searched with champion's RN number and they say it is HANES.
i dont know the details but Champion is a part of Hanes company now isnt it?

and i got to know this way, searching RN number at one vintage blog. and ive been thinking that i should share with you here.

poor english. sorry about that.

Corey
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Re: 70s or 80s?

Post by Corey »

Thanks for all the information. I will check out that link. I thought Hanes and Champion were always two different companies, but maybe I am wrong. I am sure one of the other vintage sellers on this site could verify if they ever merged or not.

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Re: 70s or 80s?

Post by Johnny65 »

Corey it's early to mid 70's for sure.

The tag, patina and graphic all indicate circa 74'-78'.

What are the measurements? Have you listed it yet? If the measurements are a good fit I'd be interested.

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Corey
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Re: 70s or 80s?

Post by Corey »

Thanks! I listed it several days ago. I think my opener is low, but really cool and unique vintage tourist tees do not translate well on eBay. Here is the link:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... :MESELX:IT" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Corey
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Re: 70s or 80s?

Post by Corey »

By the way, I wasn't 100% sure it was 70s, even though that was my original belief. So, I listed it 80s.

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Re: 70s or 80s?

Post by Johnny65 »

What an awesome tee Corey! Unfortunately it's too small for me.

Good luck with the auction!

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