Vintage Ralphs-Pugh Top Notch Steerhide Label - Brand new, sample label from the label factory (1940)
Price: $200.00 (new condition) — note shipping costs below
This label is an original, a sample saved from the run when the labels were made for Ralphs-Pugh. This is not
a reproduction, but came from a small label book that we bought. This label company (still unknown, as no
company name is anywhere in the book) saved one sample of every label they made, and this run of various
labels in this book, appears to have been made at some point in 1940, based on labels with 1939/1940 in them.
The condition of the label is wonderful. There is a little residue of the glue that held the label to the page
present on the back, and that glue was quite weak. One can see where the label had been in the book, and
though the book isn't for sale, any of the labels present in the photographs below can be purchase one-off
The label is 34mm tall by 65mm wide. Yes, we've made copies of it with a different company name (Raphs-Pugh is still in
operation near San Francisco, and just like back then, industrial pipes were their main focus of products). Jackets from this period
that have Top Notch Ralphs-Pugh labels command a premium, and are very well made. It would seem that steerhide was their
most favored leather.
If you wish to purchase this label and have it applied to a Good Wear jacket, we will secure the label for production.
Original labels, in unused condition, from companies like Ralphs-Pugh are astoundingly difficult to find. This is a rare piece.
We also have a 1940 Rough Wear civilian label for sale here, from this same book.
|Vintage Ralphs-Pugh Top Notch Steerhide Label - Brand new, sample label from the label factory (1940)
Price: $200.00 (new condition)
Payment can be made either by credit card, check, or using PayPal.com, with our
moniker of firstname.lastname@example.org. For credit cards, please email your intent to purchase the jacket, and we will email
a SecureNet form to fill out with your credit card information. Shipping costs in addition are $15.00 for customers within
the U.S.A, and $25.00 for customers outside of the U.S.A., using USPS Priority shipping. EMS Tracking will be more.
A standard 9.5" x 11" USPS envelope will be used, with some padding, to ensure safe passage.