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PLATON
06-14-2012, 07:23 PM
Some lucky guy is getting very high screen accuracy striationwise.

See below:

http://s13.postimage.org/qrizdbmkn/IMG_2166.jpg

BK strives to put the striations at the right places

djd
06-14-2012, 07:46 PM
Nice!

Gunslinger
06-14-2012, 11:27 PM
Awesome.

fifthchamber
06-15-2012, 12:07 AM
Stunning stuff.....

I'd die for one of those...Probably...

Tyderium
06-15-2012, 01:03 AM
Looks great, looking forward to seeing owners pics of these first few.

Ravenswood
06-16-2012, 01:29 PM
I'm so very excited about this offering. It may take me at least two months to save for this jacket. Problem is once I get it, I wont know whether to wear it or eat it :D

Good God, that leather looks delicious.

crismans
06-16-2012, 02:12 PM
Beautiful, beautiful. I had convinced myself that I didn't need to buy one of these. Now, you've got me reconsidering. :)

PLATON
06-19-2012, 10:30 AM
the 001/1981 is still available
any takers?

PLATON
06-23-2012, 12:53 PM
OK, you will regret it later

Kevin Anderson
06-23-2012, 01:16 PM
You certainly have a way with words, Platon.
What is 001/1981? Is it a jacket that's already made and is for sale? One of the (fantastic) jackets used for the website pictures perhaps?
Or are you telling us a customer can select his/her jacket to be labelled 001/1981 if they so desire, because that number hasn't been 'taken' yet?
We've heard that the Relic Hunter will be a 'limited' run, and all individually numbered, but how is this being done? Are customers selecting a number when ordering,
or are they being sent out sequentially?
The whole thing is very vague.

Topper
06-23-2012, 02:19 PM
Kevin you can choose a number!

So did I ;D

612/1981

ROTLA Release date: June 12, 1981

001/1981 does look a bit unrealistic too me.

Bill Kelso will make 1981 Relic Hunter jackets. It's a limited run.

Cheers

Topper

PLATON
06-23-2012, 03:29 PM
You certainly have a way with words, Platon.
What is 001/1981? Is it a jacket that's already made and is for sale? One of the (fantastic) jackets used for the website pictures perhaps?
Or are you telling us a customer can select his/her jacket to be labelled 001/1981 if they so desire, because that number hasn't been 'taken' yet?
We've heard that the Relic Hunter will be a 'limited' run, and all individually numbered, but how is this being done? Are customers selecting a number when ordering,
or are they being sent out sequentially?
The whole thing is very vague.

Let me explain.
It was supposed to be serial sequential numbers and so it was done so far, but at some point a friend asked to choose a number and couldn't say no.
About the 001 number.
One clever guy came asking Bill Kelso to make him an Indy jacket long before it was even announced that an Indy jacket was in the making. The guy also paid well in advance. So the guys at Kelso promised him that he will get the first jacket made, as in the 000/888 in the case of Nowaks.
But then number 001/1981 was assigned to him because that is actually the 1st jacket made and if 000 was to be used then would have 1982 jackets instead of 1981.
That was communicated to the customer who complained saying that the 000 was promised to him. So in the end, he got the 000 that he wanted so the 001 remained free. That's why the number is still available.

Kevin Anderson
06-23-2012, 03:44 PM
Crystal clear now, thanks Platon.
It does seem like a good number to grab, though the existence of an '000' does make it a bit less 'special'.

Raider7
06-23-2012, 04:07 PM
Guess what number I'd go for...

PLATON
06-23-2012, 05:12 PM
if it was numbered "2"
then would sound less special
I think the most special are the 0 and 1
and of course one more but i will not reveal

Topper
06-23-2012, 05:33 PM
613 would be very special.

This is the number Tony Nowak had in his own Raiders Jacket.

PLATON
06-23-2012, 06:54 PM
Guess what number I'd go for...


714?

Raider7
06-23-2012, 09:04 PM
Guess what number I'd go for...


714?


Awwww........Toooooo Eeaassyyyy..

K-Wad
06-24-2012, 04:40 AM
Platon,

Where will the jackets number be located?
Will it be embroidered in the liner, or, (my personal favorite) typed onto the B&N label like the production jackets?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v619/mypetelvis/g_veste_nh_peter_02.jpg

PLATON
06-27-2012, 09:42 AM
on the Relic Hunter the number if found in the inside pocket
as no one has seen how the label looked on the original

For the ToD version
can make it as the image you post
i.e. write as follows

HARRISON FORD
42 (number example)
RAIDERS II

but some people may not like the name "HARRISON FORD" on their jacket
so not sure yet...

K-Wad
06-27-2012, 08:59 PM
Thanks Platon.

From the small amount of research I've done into the labels, it seems that the way the TOD label is printed is standard for all B&N labels.

First line is the actors name. Second line is the inventory number. Last line would be the workinig title of the movie.
Always in all upper case and aligned with the left hand side. Labels were always attached with one machine made stitch across top, hand stitched on the sides, and the bottom left open.

Any time you see a supposed "screen used" label that has the information written in by hand, it has been a fake.
The exception to this are hand written notations, like the word "Doubles" on the TOD label.

Unfortunately, you are correct in that we will never know the inventory number or the name of the movie printed on a Raiders label. :-[

PLATON
06-27-2012, 09:48 PM
I agree, except I believe they were only hand stitched on the sides
no machine stitching at the top I think

IfAdventureHasAName
06-30-2012, 05:41 AM
Apparently, some members of another message board forum, especially one "non-moderator" there, one vendor here, and the usual "sock puppets" and "wannabes" are having issues with the Bill Kelso MFG "Certificate of Authenticity" certificate that comes with the "Relic Hunter" jacket. My response to that is....REALLY?!? Why am I not surprised to see the negative responses to the "COA" from that message board? Bunch of "cartoon characters" over there.

Instead of just enjoying the jacket, they have to "nitpick" the "COA" for they believe it will "mislead" those "unknowledgable" concerning the "Indiana Jones" jacket. SMH. In this day and age of the "information superhighway"...is that even possible?

The Bill Kelso MFG CO rep there defended the "COA" but stated the company will "refine" the "COA".

Gunslinger
06-30-2012, 05:51 AM
I think the COA looks awesome. Kelso did a fantastic job and I hope they don't change things for the sake of a few bozos in the peanut gallery.

RayR
10-24-2012, 11:41 PM
I ordered a Relic Hunter in Striated Lamb just this week.
I have been having trouble posting replys on this forum and I thought this would be a good reason to try again. More info in 4 to 6 weeks =)