Thanks for the replies, kind of what I expected. I'll hang on to the NOS felt mat and keep looking for a splatter one.
Tim thanks for the tip on the plaid mat in the convertibles, that will help me out if I run across one that I am judging.
BTW I see some plaid mats in some of the SJ GTCS's and HCS's
Has any one ever seen sewn corners on a Burtex splatter mat?