Old Town deck decal dates

Benson Gray

Canoe History Enthusiast
Staff member
The WCHA store identifies the Old Town deck decal with the black bar and white letters as being from 1900-1940, the one with the red bar and gold letters as being from 1940-1950, and the red bar and gold letters as being from 1950-1976. The one on an oval brass plate was first introduced in 1979. These dates are estimates and there was certainly some overlap between when the new design was introduced and when the old ones were used up. Can anyone here provide serial numbers of canoes with original decals that are more than a few years outside of the WCHA store's date ranges?

I know of two examples of Old Town decals that pre-date the current style. Does anyone know of any others and can you provide pictures? Thanks,