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
Do not be put of from buying a good original WWII berets just be careful from where you get it good ones do turn up regularly .
The beret thread in the cloth head gear section on the allies forum is well worth a visit and a good read !! steve
You are right, although it can be very disconcerting the amount of fakes that are out there and the amount of money that is being made. I will definitely make sure any beret i buy has been verified by this forum first.
Yet another bad one: WW2 MAROON BERET FOR THE BRITISH PARATROOPS ALL ORIGINAL INCLUDING PARA BADGE | eBay
Post-war beret with a fake parachute regiment cap badge!
And another one: beret para anglais ww2 sas france | eBay
Fake stampings, possibly fake badge, missing grommets?
And one similar to what we discussed earlier: BERET PARACHUTISTE ANGLAIS DATE 1944 | eBay
But now with the dot com "cleaverly" removed from the stampings.
And one for the more wealthier collectors of fake berets: British Parachute Regiment beret Paratrooper, 1944, Normandie , WW2 | eBay
Note the missing stitched diamond and wrong shape of the broad arrow.
A fake tankers this time, obviously post war version with the makers name on two lines but war time dated.
ORIGINAL DATED 1941 BRITISH NORTH AFRICA TANK CREW BERET & NAMED OWNER & PHOTO | eBay
its just an opinion.
It is just another typical item from this seller Jerry! He is best avoided unless you are very experienced.
The beret is in good company, here is yet another post-war maroon beret with fake stampings.
The latter would look great with this pair of Pattern 1949 trousers modified for para reenactors. Just look at the two original rear pockets; they are always visible even when you apply the two additional field dressing pockets.
Heres a example of a post war kangol wear ltd example being passed of as a WWII example RARE BRITISH SAS SPECIAL SERVICE COMMANDO DATED 1943 BERET FAIRBAIRN SYKES BADGE | eBay note the stiching ,wd stamp code etc steve
I saw that one, didn't know if I should laugh or cry!
by prosty zolnierz
You have to pretty daft to buy from this seller. He has a constant supply of wrongly described stuff or items that have been tampered with.
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