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Fake maroon berets bonanza, can you spot them? Quiz time!

Article about: Guys, a couple of maroon berets were auctioned over the past few weeks on our favourite site. These are either: a) complete rubbish or, b) genuine post-war berets with a fake wartime date st

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    And I almost forgot to show this 1953 royal marine commando beret with an added 1944 date.

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    great thread guys!

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    The first one or the same type of fake on the bay.

    WW2 DATED 1944 SIXTH AIRBORNE DIVISION PARA BERET ,BADGE, & VETERANS PICTURE | eBay
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    Last edited by Jerry B; 10-04-2014 at 06:14 PM.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    "You will get all the rest you need in the grave"

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    Here's another bad Kangol beret, similar to one shown by Jerry
    WWII WW2 Para Red Beret Army Air Corps Arnhem SAS Pegasus 1944 dated | eBay

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    Quote by LucN View Post
    Here's another bad Kangol beret, similar to one shown by Jerry
    WWII WW2 Para Red Beret Army Air Corps Arnhem SAS Pegasus 1944 dated | eBay

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    All these seem to be size 6 and 3/4's 1944 dated, perfect for selling as Arheim vet items.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Jerry, in December 1942 some 9,800 green commando berets were ordered. Roughly 80% was between size 6 7/8 and 7 1/4. Now, assuming that commandos and airborne troops have similar head sizes, the average replica maroon beret is too small.

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    Most period headgear is too small for me, but I agree that the size is too small, though I was commenting that all theses fakes of the same type are all the same size, which is too small, and all the same date and the date 44 is appropriate for selling as Arnheim fakes.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    A post war Kangol being sold as WWII. Note it has a slider pocket for the badge and the makers logo is on two lines, wartime it was all in one line. See Steves pinned beret thread. Wwii british berets traits and construction

    Original WWII Maroon Beret, Cap Badge and printed Pegasus Arm Patch | eBay
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Great post, made me think twice before buying a para beret, regardless of the source. A disgusting amount of money is being paid for these fakes.

    Harry

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