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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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    Hi Harry
    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

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    Hi 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.

    Cheers
    Harry

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    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.

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    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
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    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.

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    HI GUYS
    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

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    I saw that one, didn't know if I should laugh or cry!
    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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    One more.
    Note the looped machine stitching around the inside and leatherette slider pocket.
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    The same seller now has a post-war green beret for sale; it also has a slider pocket.

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    Oh dear, how sad. Never mind.

    An obvious example of a beret crown that had a more desirable liner fitted recently. Oh and fake para wings.


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