Hi, BENSON...... Well, it pays to keep an eye on Benson as I think you have found the decal that has eluded me for several years. You and I have talked off and on beginning with your letter to me in February of 1996 , about my Ideal '08 with no. 8992 and its seemingly unseen , colorful label. I have also compared the handwriting on the invoice above to that on the copy you provided for my 8992 that was started right about the time the CS was shipped. The hand looks the same to me. I have found the family that received the canoe from Old Town , back in early August of 1908. As I am trimming the herd I have offered it to the grandson from whom I bought the canoe in August of 1995. It was in excellent condition . I was the second owner after some 87 years with it now having been enjoyed for one hundred and eleven years ! that's 111 WOW ! It would be very fine to know that the 5th generation had the opportunity to enjoy a quiet paddle in great, great Grampy's IDEAL.
I had recently refreshed the canoe and the appropriate label still had not been discovered. But , Benson, I will try to get the label you presented here done. Any assist from anyone would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Benson.....Dave