In the late 1980s the label read “Screen Stars Best” which was an extension of the Fruit of the Loom corporation.
The RN links it to the Union Underwear Company which has been around since 1926, based out of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
To obtain more detailed information, contact one of the following offices or visit their websites: Both offices will research designs for a fee. Here are some notes to help date any piece that bears an English registry mark.The diamond-shaped English Registry mark, was used by the English patent office since 1842 to identify pieces of English pottery, porcelain, and other products. The mark has the Roman numerals "IV" at the top of the mark if it is for a ceramic. Marks registered from 1842 to 1867 have a letter at the top of the diamond.Marks registered from 1867 to 1883 have a number instead of a letter at the top of the diamond.As a vintage buyer and seller, I’ve done a ton of research on this topic and found dozens of methods for determining the age of vintage clothing – some of which were good, and others not so good.Below I’ve listed some of the ways I’ve found most useful.
Typically a poly-cotton blend Screen Stars also had a 100% cotton tee characterized by a blue logo on the tag.